Articles | Volume 3, issue 4
Research article
22 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2022

European heatwaves in present and future climate simulations: a Lagrangian analysis

Lisa Schielicke and Stephan Pfahl


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-45', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2022-45', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Sep 2022
  • EC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-45', Tim Woollings, 12 Sep 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-45', Lisa Schielicke, 27 Oct 2022
    • EC2: 'Reply on AC1', Tim Woollings, 10 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lisa Schielicke on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2022) by Tim Woollings
AR by Lisa Schielicke on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Projected future heatwaves in many European regions will be even warmer than the mean increase in summer temperature suggests. To identify the underlying thermodynamic and dynamic processes, we compare Lagrangian backward trajectories of airstreams associated with heatwaves in two time slices (1991–2000 and 2091–2100) in a large single-model ensemble (CEMS-LE). We find stronger future descent associated with adiabatic warming in some regions and increased future diabatic heating in most regions.