Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5153–5174, 2021

Special issue: Understanding compound weather and climate events and related...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5153–5174, 2021
Research article
23 Sep 2021
Research article | 23 Sep 2021

A novel method to identify sub-seasonal clustering episodes of extreme precipitation events and their contributions to large accumulation periods

Jérôme Kopp et al.

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Episodes of extreme rainfall events happening in close temporal succession can lead to floods with dramatic impacts. We developed a novel method to individually identify those episodes and deduced the regions where they occur frequently and where their impact is substantial. Those regions are the east and northeast of the Asian continent, central Canada and the south of California, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, and north of Argentina and south of Bolivia.