August 19th, 2013
The impacts of climate change on the North America-North Atlantic-Europe sector are studied using a coupled general circulation model (CM3) and a high-resolution atmosphere-only model (HiRAM), both developed at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Long-term changes in surface temperature, precipitation and storminess patterns over Europe and the North Atlantic are projected.
In winter, the model experiments project a drying trend over southern Europe, and a strong warming trend over northwestern Europe, towards the end of the 21st century.
In summer, dry and warm conditions are projected over Europe within the 35°-50°N zone.