Title: Future temperature projections for Hungary based on RegCM4.3 simulations using new Representative Concentration Pathways scenarios

Authors: Ildikó Pieczka; Rita Pongrácz; Judit Bartholy; Karolina Szabóné André

Addresses: Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, Hungary ' Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, Hungary; Excellence Center, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, H-2462 Martonvásár, Brunszvik u. 2, Hungary ' Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, Hungary; Excellence Center, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, H-2462 Martonvásár, Brunszvik u. 2, Hungary ' Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, Hungary

Abstract: In order to satisfy the continuous urging demands for updated and relevant information from various impact researchers, end-users, and decision makers, the RegCM4.3 model is used taking into account the new RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 radiative forcing scenarios to provide climate projection for Hungary with 10 km horizontal resolution. Overall, the results suggest significant warming in Hungary. The greatest temperature increase is likely to occur in summer, which is why the projected changes in warm extremes are also analysed in this study.

Keywords: climate projection; RCP4.5; RCP8.5; regional climate model; warming trend; extreme temperature indices; daily maximum temperature; daily minimum temperature; temperature distribution; Hungary.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2018.093121

International Journal of Global Warming, 2018 Vol.15 No.3, pp.277 - 292

Available online: 29 Jun 2018 *

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