Project description
The student will work within the frame of the project: “Large-Scale Organisation of Extreme Weather over Europe and North America”. The focus will be on characterising the large-scale drivers and improving the prediction of mid-latitude weather extremes, by combining the study of atmospheric dynamics with a statistical/mathematical approach. The understanding gained through the analysis of historical and present-day climate will then be applied to climate change simulations. Approaches that may be implemented include – but are not limited to – the identification of recurring planetary wave-breaking patterns linked to regional extremes and the use of dynamical systems metrics to characterise the predictability of instantaneous atmospheric states. The student will have flexibility in directing the long-term development of his/her research provided that the main focus remains on extreme events.

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