New article on compound events online in NHESS Discussions

Atmospheric rivers (ARs), long filaments of high water vapour concentration, play an important role in the occurrence of compound events (CEs) in the form of coinciding heavy precipitation and high water levels along the Dutch coast. Over the past 37 years around 70% of all CEs of this type can be associated to the presence … Continue reading New article on compound events online in NHESS Discussions

Perspective paper on Compound Events published in Nature Climate Change

In this month's issue of Nature Climate Change, we published a Perspective on Future climate risk from compound events. We present a new definition of compound events, which has emerged from the workshop on Addressing the challenge of compound events in April 2017 at ETH Zurich. Following our definition, compound weather/climate events refer to the … Continue reading Perspective paper on Compound Events published in Nature Climate Change