Inter-journal Special Issue on compound events

We are happy to announce the inter-journal Special Issue (SI) on compound events in the EGU journals HESS, NHESS, BG and ESD. By including these four journals, this SI will cover research on compound events in a wide range of disciplines within Earth system science.  Compound weather and climate events refer to combinations of multiple … Continue reading Inter-journal Special Issue on compound events

PhD position: Geomorphic hazards and compound events in Africa

Presentation The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) seek for a motivated candidate for a new PhD position. The successful candidate will be advised by Dr. Olivier Dewitte and Dr. François Kervyn from RMCA and Prof. Dr. Wim Thiery from VUB. The research will be carried out in close … Continue reading PhD position: Geomorphic hazards and compound events in Africa

Announcing the Risk KAN: Compound Events networking group

The motivation for the "Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events", a.k.a. the Risk KAN, is that complex, interacting, and poorly understood risks related to extreme weather and climate events endanger the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The KAN is therefore imagined as a hub for sharing ideas and opportunities across … Continue reading Announcing the Risk KAN: Compound Events networking group

First DAMOCLES training school

Guest blog by Natacha Le Grix and Elisabeth Tschumi, Universität Bern, Switzerland What could possibly bring together experts of the copula theory, hydraulic engineers and climate scientists working on extremes like floods and wildfires? Well, the first DAMOCLES Training School on Statistical Modelling of Compound Events. From 23.9-4.10.2019, a group of 23 PhD students and Post-docs … Continue reading First DAMOCLES training school

Faculty position at Loughborough

There is a faculty (i.e. open ended academic) position at Loughborough going.  Loughborough is consistently in the 10 best university in the UK by recent rankings, often up to 5th, and we think it's a friendly and academically exciting place that produces world-leading environmental science. The job advert for a 'Lecturer' - translation from UK … Continue reading Faculty position at Loughborough

Medicanes: tropical-like-cyclones in the Mediterranean Sea and their uncertain fate with climate change

Guest blog by Davide Faranda, M. Carmen Alvarez Castro Mediterranean cyclones or "medicanes" Windstorms, extreme precipitations and instant floods seems to strike the Mediterranean area with increasing frequency. These events occur simultaneously (compound extreme events) during powerful tropical-like Mediterranean cyclones, also called medicanes. Medicanes are mesoscale cyclones with a diameter usually smaller than 300 km, … Continue reading Medicanes: tropical-like-cyclones in the Mediterranean Sea and their uncertain fate with climate change

When rivers flood, surrounding rivers often flood at the same time.

Guest Blog by Wouter Berghuijs (orcid) Frequent readers of this blog may be aware that different natural hazards often happen at the same time; periods of drought may coincide with periods of extreme heat, and very strong winds can come with extreme precipitation. However, it is probably even more common that one type of hazard … Continue reading When rivers flood, surrounding rivers often flood at the same time.

Open ended academic position at Loughborough University

A part of its Excellence 100 recruitment, Loughborough is recruiting for a Lectureship in Energy Adaptions and Climate Change Resilience. This is an open ended academic position. The application deadline is 11 March 2019. Details can be found at this website under the Geography tab.  Please do not be put off by the 'Social Science' … Continue reading Open ended academic position at Loughborough University

AGU18 compound events session (NH23A) – a summary

In case you missed the 2018 fall meeting AGU session on compound events (NH23A) or just want a short recap, here we summarized the oral presentations. Main take-aways The research field of compound events looks at many different perils. This session covered flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, wind but also how such perils may concurrently or … Continue reading AGU18 compound events session (NH23A) – a summary