The Climdex project offers a list of 27 climate extremes indices. These indices are annual or monthly statistics of modelled or observed climate data. Here you can find descriptions and formulae for each of the indices.

The Climdex project offers a list of 27 climate extremes indices. These indices are annual or monthly statistics of modelled or observed climate data. Here you can find descriptions and formulae for each of the indices.

Annual count of days when `T``N` (daily minimum temperature) < 0°C. Let `T``N`_{i}` _{j}` be daily minimum temperature on day

Annual count of days when `T``X` (daily maximum temperature) > 25°C. Let `T``X`_{i}` _{j}` be daily minimum temperature on day

Annual count of days when TX (daily maximum temperature) < 0 °C. Let `T``X`_{i}` _{j}`be daily maximum temperature on day

Annual count of days when TN (daily minimum temperature) > 20 °C. Let `T``N`_{i}` _{j}` be daily minimum temperature on day

Annual* count between the first span of at least 6 days with daily mean temperature TG >5 °C and the first span after July 1^{st} (Jan 1^{st} in SH) of 6 days with TG <5 °C.

Let `T``G`_{i}` _{j}` be daily mean temperature on day

* Annual means Jan 1^{st} to Dec 31^{st} in the Northern Hemisphere (NH); July 1^{st} to June 30^{th} in the Southern Hemisphere (SH).

Let `T``X`` _{x}` be the daily maximum temperatures in month

Let `T``N`` _{x}` be the daily minimum temperatures in month

Let *TX _{n} * be the daily maximum temperatures in month

Let *TN _{n} * be the daily minimum temperatures in month

Let `TN _{ij}` be the daily minimum temperature on day

Let `TX _{ij}` be the daily maximum temperature on day

Let `TN _{ij}` be the daily minimum temperature on day

Let `TX _{ij}` be the daily maximum temperature on day

Let `TX _{ij}` be the daily maximum temperature on day

Let `TN _{ij}` be the daily maximum temperature on day

Let `TX _{ij}` and

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily precipitation amount on day

Let * RR _{kj}* be the precipitation amount for the 5-day interval ending

Let *RR _{wj}* be the daily precipitation amount on wet days,

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily precipitation amount on day

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily precipitation amount on day

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily precipitation amount on day

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily precipitation amount on day

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily precipitation amount on day

Let *RR _{wj}* be the daily precipitation amount on a wet day

Let *RR _{wj}* be the daily precipitation amount on a wet day

Let *RR _{ij}* be the daily pre If

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