Observed changes in warm spells indices 1976-2009 (in days per decade)

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Warm spell duration index is defined as a period of six consecutive days with the mean daily temperature exceeding 90th percentile of the baseline temperature (average daily temperature the 1961-1990 period).

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The circle size depicts the magnitude of change per decade.
Geographical coverage note: Europe

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