Croatian scientists cited in the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published on 9 August 2021, cites four papers written through the project IP-2013-11-2831 “Climate of the Adriatic REgion in its global context” (CARE) (Principal Investigator: Professor Mirko Orlić, F.C.A.), financed by the Croatian Science Foundation from 2014 to 2018.

The cited papers are as follows:

  • Patarčić, M., Gajić-Čapka, M., Cindrić, K., and Branković, C. (2014). Recent and near-future changes in precipitation extreme indices over the Croatian Adriatic coast. Clim. Res. 61, 157–176. doi:10.3354/cr01250
  • Gajić-Čapka, M., Cindrić, K., and Pasarić, Z. (2015). Trends in precipitation indices in Croatia, 1961–2010. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 121, 167–177. doi:10.1007/s00704-014-1217-9
  • Belušić, A. et al., 2018: Near-surface wind variability over the broader Adriatic region: insights from an ensemble of regional climate models. Climate Dynamics, 50(11–12), 4455–4480, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3885-5
  • Belušić Vozila, A., I. Güttler, B. Ahrens, A. Obermann-Hellhund, and M. Telišman Prtenjak, 2019: Wind Over the Adriatic Region in CORDEX Climate Change Scenarios. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 36 124(1), 110–130, doi:10.1029/2018jd028552

Since they are sparse, if not the only, references to papers written by Croatian scientists cited in this report, this should be interpreted as major international acknowledgment to the authors and the CARE project as well as recognition that the Croatian Science Foundation started funding research on the topic of climate in Croatia at the appropriate time.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific body of the UN for the assessment of risk and threats arising from climate change. IPCC’s reports are published every three or four years. The most recent report was published three months before the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, a major UN conference on the topic of climate change, at which countries would adopt new, more ambitious plans for mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Major findings of the report have been summarised here.