Storm Aileen hits the UK, bringing 75mph winds. Image: MetOffice.
Storm Aileen hits the UK, bringing 75mph winds. Image: MetOffice.

 

Extreme weather – a crucial topic

Extreme, high-impact weather events have serious social and economic consequences, and have garnered widespread scientific and media attention. Understanding their drivers and improving their prediction is therefore a topic of crucial societal and economic value, where the interests of academia, policy makers and private stakeholders converge.

Aim of the workshop

The workshop will focus on large-scale atmospheric controls of extreme weather, and will address key questions related to the predictability of extremes and responses to climate change. Emerging mathematical and statistical techniques which may advance the field will also be discussed. The main objectives are to review recent research ideas on the topic, explore links with end-users of research on weather extremes and develop strategies to grow activity in this important area.

With the support of the International Meteorological Institute and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.

Speakers

David Battisti, Freddy Bouchet, Rodrigo Caballero, Davide Faranda, Richard Grotjahn, Nili Harnik, Stephen Jewson, Lynn McMurdie, Gabriele Messori, Joaquim Pinto, Gwendal Rivière, Tim Woollings, Pascal Yiou.

The workshop will feature an international panel of invited speakers and will emphasise open discussions.

Programme and participation

You can find more information about the programme here Workshop Programme Extreme Weather (pdf) (290 Kb) . All are welcome to attend, but please send Gabriele Messori an email beforehand if you are planning to join.

Seminars on Youtube

You can see several of the seminars from the workshop on the MISU Youtube channel.

 

Workshop date: October 5th 8.30 to October 6th 12.30

Workshop venue: Oct 5th, room Y22, Geovetenskapens hus. Oct 6th, room C609, Arrheniuslaboratorierna.

(This event has taken place.)

 

Directions

Thursday 5th October: Room Y22, Geovetenskapens hus.
Coming from the tunnelbana or bus stop Universitetet, walk straight ahead of you towards the university buildings. You will see a circular square with a small statue in the middle and several walkways branching out. Take the one to the left of the information panel. The first building on your left is Geovetenskapens hus. Go through the main doors, up a flight of stairs and you will see indications for Hus Y. Follow them; room Y22 will be on your left.

Friday 6th October: Room C609, Arrheniuslaboratorierna.
Coming from the tunnelbana or bus stop Universitetet, walk straight ahead of you towards the university buildings. You will see a circular square with a small statue in the middle and several walkways branching out. Take the one to the left of the information panel. The third building on your left, just after a green wooden villa, is Arrheniuslaboratorierna. Go through the first set of main doors, turn right once inside and go up three flights of stairs (or take the lift!) to the top floor. The Department of Meteorology will be to your right. Ring the bell for access. Room C609 is the first room on your left once you are inside the department.