Articles | Volume 369
Proc. IAHS, 369, 75–79, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 369, 75–79, 2015
11 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015

European drought trends

L. Gudmundsson and S. I. Seneviratne

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Recent climate projections suggest changes in European drought frequency, indicating increased drought risk in the south and less droughts in the north. Here we show that a similar change pattern can be identified in the observed record. The results raise the question whether observed changes in European drought frequency are a consequence of anthropogenic climate change.