Variations and trends in extreme climate events have only recently received much attention. Exponentially increasing economic losses, coupled with an increase in deaths due to these events, have focused attention on the possibility that these events are increasing in frequency. One of the major problems in examining the climate record for changes in extremes is a lack of high-quality, long-term data. In some areas of the world increases in extreme events are apparent, while in others there appears to be a decline. Based on this information increased ability to monitor and detect multidecadal variations and trends is critical to begin to detect any observed changes and understand their origins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society|
|State||Published - Mar 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atmospheric Science