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 (email@example.com)
ICDM of IAMAS, IACS, WCRP
Session B2.2: Extreme events under changing climate
Session B2.4: Statistical modelling of extreme values