Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly 2013
Air, Ice & Process Interactions
An IUGG (IAMAS & IACS) Event
July 8-12, 2013
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High-impact weather, climate extremes, and extremely rare events

Extremes are an inherent aspect of the climate system. Such extremes are of different spatial and temporal scales, including for example, heavy precipitation and flooding, tropical and extra-tropical cyclones, tornados, ice storms, storm surges, heat and cold waves, drought as well as related phenomena. Many of these extremes may be compound events, resulting from several factors. This symposium covers a wide range of topics related to high-impact weather and extreme events, at timescales ranging from short-range weather forecasting to long-term climate change. The forecasting of extremely rare events will be a particular emphasis of this symposium.

Symposium lead convener

Richard Swinbank (richard.swinbank@metoffice.gov.uk)

Sponsors

ICDM of IAMAS, IACS, WCRP

Sessions

Session B2.1: The dynamics of extreme events – improving forecasts in the current climate

Session B2.2: Extreme events under changing climate

Session B2.3: Extremely rare events – forecasting, quantification and communication

Session B2.4: Statistical modelling of extreme values

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