Commitment of stakeholders – magic or an everyday practice?

Interreg Baltic Sea Region project NOAH, one of the COST DAMOCLES pilot projects, has worked closely with stakeholders to protect the Baltic Sea from compound events in flooding. NOAH’s task is transnational and requires engaging people in all areas. Blog post written by:Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Hanna RissanenSatakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland Stakeholders, a term … Continue reading Commitment of stakeholders – magic or an everyday practice?

Business travelling in Germany European-wide cooperation on weather extremes

This blog post was written by Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology, Maritime Logistics Research Center and is a copy of the blog post originally posted here. The coronavirus pandemic stopped business travelling in international projects for over one and half years. In international projects, the face-to-face … Continue reading Business travelling in Germany European-wide cooperation on weather extremes

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

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

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

Summary: Workshop on Correlated Extreme Events

Lead Organizers: Colin Raymond, Radley Horton Steering Committee: Amir AghaKouchak, Olivia Martius, Thomas Wahl, Jakob Zscheischler, Suzana Camargo, Alex Ruane, Adam Sobel, Michael Oppenheimer, Noah Diffenbaugh, Sonia Seneviratne This workshop took place at Columbia University (New York, USA) on May 28-31. It was designed to bring together the communities of researchers studying extreme events connected … Continue reading Summary: Workshop on Correlated Extreme Events

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

Towards a categorisation of statistical methods to study compound events

Many extreme impacts on society are caused by compound events, which were recently defined as a combination of multiple drivers and/or hazards contributing to societal or environmental risk. Compound events include, for example, concurring precipitations and storm surges causing flooding along low-lying coastal areas; heatwaves enhanced by drought conditions; strong wind episodes combined with drought … Continue reading Towards a categorisation of statistical methods to study compound events