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by Drobinski, P., Ducrocq, V., Alpert, P., Anagnostou, E., Béranger, K., Borga, M., Braud, I., Chanzy, A., Davolio, S., Delrieu, G., Estournel, C., Filali Boubrahmi, N., Font, J., Grubisic, V., Gualdi, S., Homar, V., Ivančan-Picek, B., Kottmeier, C., Kotroni, V., Lagouvardos, K., Lionello, P., Llasat, M. C., Ludwig, W., Lutoff, C., Mariotti, A., Richard, E., Romero, R., Rotunno, R., Roussot, O., Ruin, I., Somot, S., Taupier-Letage, I., Tintoré, J., Uijlenhoet, R. and Wernli, H.
Abstract:
The Mediterranean countries are experiencing important challenges related to the water cycle, including water shortages and floods, extreme winds, and ice/snow storms, that impact critically the socioeconomic vitality in the area (causing damage to property, threatening lives, affecting the energy and transportation sectors, etc.). There are gaps in our understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle and its dynamics that include the variability of the Mediterranean Sea water budget and its feedback on the variability of the continental precipitation through air–sea interactions, the impact of precipitation variability on aquifer recharge, river discharge, and soil water content and vegetation characteristics specific to the Mediterranean basin and the mechanisms that control the location and intensity of heavy precipitating systems that often produce floods. The Hydrological Cycle in Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX) program is a 10-yr concerted experimental effort at the international level that aims to advance the scientific knowledge of the water cycle variability in all compartments (land, sea, and atmosphere) and at various time and spatial scales. It also aims to improve the processes-based models needed for forecasting hydrometeorological extremes and the models of the regional climate system for predicting regional climate variability and evolution. Finally, it aims to assess the social and economic vulnerability to hydrometeorological natural hazards in the Mediterranean and the adaptation capacity of the territories and populations therein to provide support to policy makers to cope with water-related problems under the influence of climate change, by linking scientific outcomes with related policy requirements. HyMeX strives to improve our understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle, its variability from the weather-scale events to the seasonal and interannual scales, and its characteristics over one decade (2010–20), with a special focus on hydrometeorological extremes and the associated social and economic vulnerability of the Mediterranean territories.
Reference:
Drobinski, P., Ducrocq, V., Alpert, P., Anagnostou, E., Béranger, K., Borga, M., Braud, I., Chanzy, A., Davolio, S., Delrieu, G., Estournel, C., Filali Boubrahmi, N., Font, J., Grubisic, V., Gualdi, S., Homar, V., Ivančan-Picek, B., Kottmeier, C., Kotroni, V., Lagouvardos, K., Lionello, P., Llasat, M. C., Ludwig, W., Lutoff, C., Mariotti, A., Richard, E., Romero, R., Rotunno, R., Roussot, O., Ruin, I., Somot, S., Taupier-Letage, I., Tintoré, J., Uijlenhoet, R. and Wernli, H., 2014: HyMeX: a 10-year multidisciplinary program on the Mediterranean water cycleBulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 1063-1082.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Drobinski2013a,
  Title                    = {HyMeX: a 10-year multidisciplinary program on the Mediterranean water cycle},
  Author                   = {Drobinski, P. and Ducrocq, V. and Alpert, P. and Anagnostou, E. and Béranger, K. and Borga, M. and Braud, I. and Chanzy, A. and Davolio, S. and Delrieu, G. and Estournel, C. and Filali Boubrahmi, N. and Font, J. and Grubisic, V. and Gualdi, S. and Homar, V. and Ivančan-Picek, B. and Kottmeier, C. and Kotroni, V. and Lagouvardos, K. and Lionello, P. and Llasat, M. C. and Ludwig, W. and Lutoff, C. and Mariotti, A. and Richard, E. and Romero, R. and Rotunno, R. and Roussot, O. and Ruin, I. and Somot, S. and Taupier-Letage, I. and Tintoré, J. and Uijlenhoet, R. and Wernli, H.},
  Journal                  = {Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  Year                     = {2014},

  Month                    = {July},
  Number                   = {7},
  Pages                    = {1063-1082},
  Volume                   = {95},

  Abstract                 = {The Mediterranean countries are experiencing important challenges related to the water cycle, including water shortages and floods, extreme winds, and ice/snow storms, that impact critically the socioeconomic vitality in the area (causing damage to property, threatening lives, affecting the energy and transportation sectors, etc.). There are gaps in our understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle and its dynamics that include the variability of the Mediterranean Sea water budget and its feedback on the variability of the continental precipitation through air–sea interactions, the impact of precipitation variability on aquifer recharge, river discharge, and soil water content and vegetation characteristics specific to the Mediterranean basin and the mechanisms that control the location and intensity of heavy precipitating systems that often produce floods. The Hydrological Cycle in Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX) program is a 10-yr concerted experimental effort at the international level that aims to advance the scientific knowledge of the water cycle variability in all compartments (land, sea, and atmosphere) and at various time and spatial scales. It also aims to improve the processes-based models needed for forecasting hydrometeorological extremes and the models of the regional climate system for predicting regional climate variability and evolution. Finally, it aims to assess the social and economic vulnerability to hydrometeorological natural hazards in the Mediterranean and the adaptation capacity of the territories and populations therein to provide support to policy makers to cope with water-related problems under the influence of climate change, by linking scientific outcomes with related policy requirements.

HyMeX strives to improve our understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle, its variability from the weather-scale events to the seasonal and interannual scales, and its characteristics over one decade (2010–20), with a special focus on hydrometeorological extremes and the associated social and economic vulnerability of the Mediterranean territories.},
  Copublication            = {35: 14 Fr, 1 Is, 3 USA, 4 It, 1 Mo, 5 Es, 1 Austria, 1 Cro, 1 De, 2 Gr, 1 Nl, 1 Sw},
  Doi                      = {10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00242.1},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2016.01.07},
  Url                      = {http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00242.1}
}