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Elusive extremes

Nature Geoscience volume 4, pages 142143 (2011) | Download Citation

Extreme climate events can cause widespread damage and have been projected to become more frequent as the world warms. Yet as discussed at an interdisciplinary workshop, it is often not clear which extremes matter the most, and how and why they are changing.

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  1. Gabriele C. Hegerl and Helen Hanlon are in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Grant Institute, Kings Buildings, W Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JW, UK

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  2. Carl Beierkuhnlein is in the School of Global Change Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Department of Biogeography, Universitaetsstr. 30, D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany.

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