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The exceptional Iberian heatwave of summer 2018

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2020-01
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American Meteorological Society
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August 2018 saw the warmest Iberian heatwave since that of 2003. Recent climate change has exacerbated this event making it at least »1°C warmer than similar events since 1950–83.
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© 2020 American Meteorological Society. We acknowledge the E-OBS dataset from http://www.uerra.eu (EU-FP6), the Copernicus Climate Change Service, the data providers in ECA&D (https://www.ecad.eu), IPMA, the GISTEMP Team 2019 dataset (data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/) and J. Luterbacher for providing the proxy-based reconstruction. Energy data were retrieved from https://demanda.ree.es/ and http://www.centrodeinformacao.ren.pt. AMR, PMS, and RMT were supported by project IMDROFLOOD (Improving Drought and Flood Early Warning, Forecasting and Mitigation using real-time hydroclimatic indicators; WaterJPI/0004/2014) through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal. AMR was also supported by the Scientific Employment Stimulus 2017 from FCT (CEECIND/00027/2017). We thank three reviewers for their comments.
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