2015 Swiss Climate Summer School: Extreme events and climate

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23 August – 28 August 2015
Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

Scope

Weather and climate extreme events can result in large disasters. A changing climate can lead to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, duration, and timing of these events. Understanding the processes underlying the formation of extreme events and improving the predictability of extreme events is a major scientific challenge and of crucial importance for the society. The specific topics addressed dureing the Summer School include:
– Mechanisms and processes responsible for the development of extreme events
– Observational evidences for changes in extreme events
– Uncertainties in seasonal to interannual predictions and long-term projections of extreme events
– Technical, economic and societal challenges related to extreme events.

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Lecturers

L. Alexander (U New South Wales, Australia)
C. Appenzeller (MeteoSwiss, CH)
D. Bresch (SwissRe)
E. Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH)
H. Fowler (Newcastle U, UK)
S. Kotlarski (ETH Zurich, CH)
M. Liniger (MeteoSwiss)
O. Martius (U Bern, CH)
N. Nicholls (Monash U, Australia)
C. Raible (U Bern, CH)
S. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich, CH)
P. Stott (UK Met Office)
M. van Aalst (Columbia U, USA)
H. Wernli (ETH Zurich, CH)
R. Wilby (Loughborough U, UK)
F. Zwiers (U Victoria, Canada).

Organization and sponsoring

Organization committee

– Christoph Appenzeller, MeteoSwiss & Center for Climate Systems Modeling
– Isabelle Bey, Center for Climate Systems Modeling
– Stefan Brönnimann, Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern
– Reto Knutti, ETH Zurich & Center for Climate Systems Modeling
– Christoph Raible, Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern
– Sonia Seneviratne, ETH Zurich & Center for Climate Systems Modeling

Contact

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