PhD position in data science and the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable management of natural hazards? Do you want to work on multi-hazard risk science? And do you want to do this in a team of outstanding water and climate scientists? Then, please apply for this PhD position at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. JOB DESCRIPTION You will work on research … Continue reading PhD position in data science and the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

PhD position in modelling the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable management of natural hazards, working on multi-hazard risk science in a team of outstanding water and climate scientists? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. JOB DESCRIPTION You will work on research leading to a PhD thesis on assessing the dynamics of multi-risk due to interactions between different … Continue reading PhD position in modelling the dynamics of multi-hazard risk

Potential effects of climate change on fires in the Balkan area

Guest blog by Milan Gazdic , University of Belgrade (Serbia) In Montenegro, forests and forest land occupy approximately 70% of the territory of the country. Montenegro forests provide many benefits and services to society, including clean water and air, recreation, wildlife habitat, carbon storage, climate regulation, and a variety of forest products. Climate influences the … Continue reading Potential effects of climate change on fires in the Balkan area

Dissemination of identification of DAMOCLES Stakeholder Network

DAMOCLES COST Action on Compound Weather Events aims to establish and coordinate a network of previously unconnected communities including climate scientists, hydrologists, impact modelers, risk modelers, statisticians and stakeholders. WG 2 connects the scientific network developed through the Action with a network of stakeholders for whom Compound Events are important in decision-making. One of the … Continue reading Dissemination of identification of DAMOCLES Stakeholder Network

Atmospheric Rivers from a Compound Event Perspective

Guest blog by Alexandre Ramos, Instituto Dom Luiz, Portugal An Atmospheric River (AR) is a long, narrow, and transient corridor of strong horizontal water vapour transport that is typically associated with a low-level jet stream ahead of the cold front of an extratropical cyclone. The water vapour in ARs is supplied by tropical and/or extratropical moisture … Continue reading Atmospheric Rivers from a Compound Event Perspective

Meteorological and agricultural hazards in high drought risk scenarios

Guest blog by Edoardo Vignotto, University of Geneva, Switzerland Statistical modelling of extreme climatological events has recently gained a lot of interest. These events may occur in many different situations, often with dramatic consequences. Some examples are flooding, heat waves, extreme wind speeds, spatially concurring rainfall and long drought periods. In all these cases, it … Continue reading Meteorological and agricultural hazards in high drought risk scenarios

The compound event of heavy rainfall combined with snow-melt in southern Norway

Guest blog by Benjamin Poschlod Southern Norway is regularly exposed to floods triggered by heavy precipitation and snow-melt. A combination of high temperature leading to snow-melt and heavy rainfall is an example of a compound event, which leads to severe flooding when run-off due to snow-melt adds to river discharge from the rainfall. These compound … Continue reading The compound event of heavy rainfall combined with snow-melt in southern Norway

Investigating climate change impact on Rain-On-Snow events

Guest blog by Cenk Sezen Rain-on-snow events Rain-on-snow (ROS) floods, that is, the combined occurrence of snowmelt and rainfall events can cause huge economic impacts and endanger human lives due to a significant increase in the magnitude of runoff compared to only snowmelt or only rainfall events. Forecasting of ROS floods is difficult because of … Continue reading Investigating climate change impact on Rain-On-Snow events

Session report: Understanding and modelling compound climate and weather events and their impacts

Chairperson: Bart van den Hurk Conveners: Nina Nadine Ridder | Co-conveners: Bart van den Hurk, Philip Ward, Seth Westra, Jakob Zscheischler, Samuel Jonson Sutanto, Claudia Vitolo, Henny A.J. Van Lanen This is a short summary of the oral session at the EGU 2019 where once again this year a session on understanding and modelling compound … Continue reading Session report: Understanding and modelling compound climate and weather events and their impacts