Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Research article
12 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2023

Extratropical circulation associated with Mediterranean droughts during the Last Millennium in CMIP5 simulations

Woon Mi Kim, Santos J. González-Rojí, and Christoph C. Raible

Model code and software

GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 3 hourly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.1 (GLDAS_NOAH025_3H) GES DISC

wmk21/Mediterranean_droughts_circulation: mediterrean_drought_circulation (v1.0) W. M. Kim

Short summary
In this study, we investigate circulation patterns associated with Mediterranean droughts during the last millennium using global climate simulations. Different circulation patterns driven by internal interactions in the climate system contribute to the occurrence of droughts in the Mediterranean. The detected patterns are different between the models, and this difference can be a potential source of uncertainty in model–proxy comparison and future projections of Mediterranean droughts.