Discriminating the climate impacts of the 1.5°C and 2°C targets of the Paris Agreement is high priority on the post-Paris science agenda. ETH scientist Erich Fischer argues that the observational records provide important evidence of what an additional 0.5°C of warming could entail.
Concurrent hot and dry summers more common in future
In a new study published in Science Advances, Jakob Zscheischler and Sonia Seneviratne assess the risk for concurrent hot and dry summers.
June C2SM Newsletter published
The C2SM June 2017 Newsletter has been published - please have a look!
Piz Daint is a world leader
After an extensive hardware upgrade at the end of last year, the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint is now the most powerful mainframe computer outside Asia. With a peak performance in excess of 20 petaflops, it will enable pioneering research in Switzerland and Europe. C2SM partners rank under the top users of Piz Daint in the field of weather and climate research.
SGM-C2SM Weather & Climate Communication Media Workshop
The Swiss Society of Meteorology (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Meteorologie (SGM)) and the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) are organising the SGM-C2SM Media and Climate Communication Workshop 2017.
16th Swiss Climate Summer School "High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections", 3 – 8 September 2017. Registration is closed. More info for participants, speakers, and workshop leaders now available here.
Research projects under the umbrella of C2SM investigate the climate system and its components at various spatio-temporal scales.