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Zou, S., J. Abuduwaili, J. Ding, W. Duan, P. De Maeyer, and T. Van de Voorde, 2020: Description and attribution analysis of the 2017 spring anomalous high temperature causing floods in Kazakhstan. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 1353-1368.
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Plain Language Summary: It is speculated that floods in many areas of the world have become more severe with global warming. This study describes and evaluated the attributable risk of the 2017 spring floods in Kazakhstan. The primary cause is that the north plains of Kazakhstan had a higher (March–April) mean temperature anomaly compared to the south plains, up to 3°C, relative to the 1901–2017 average temperature. And there was also a strong anthropogenic influence on the risk of the floods. Results provide essential information for a comprehensive understanding of the floods in Kazakhstan and will help government officials identify flooding situations and mitigate damage in future.