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Di Long, Bridget R. Scanlon, D. Nelun Fernando, Lei Meng, and Steven M. Quiring

approaches have been used to describe extreme events. Frich et al. ( Frich et al. 2002 ) described 10 different indices for quantifying variations in frequency and intensity of extreme events, 5 related to temperature and 5 related to precipitation. These indices include total number of frost days ( T d ), intra-annual extreme temperature range (ETR), growing season length (GSL), heat wave duration index (HWDI), warm nights ( T min 90), number of days with precipitation larger or equal to 10 mm day −1

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