Identifying Links between the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation and Climate Extremes II

Session ID#: 10701

Session Description:
Extreme weather events are often accompanied by substantial economic, societal, and public health impacts. Accumulating evidence indicates that anthropogenic climate change has and will continue to alter the frequency and/or magnitude of some extreme phenomena. Much on-going extreme event research straddles the meteorological, climatological, statistical, and impacts disciplines, and offers an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. As atmospheric dynamics generally drive intra-seasonal to inter-annual surface climate variability, research identifying links between large-scale atmospheric circulation, modes of atmospheric-oceanic variability, and the occurrence of extreme events is at the fore of these interdisciplinary efforts. This session aims to bring together researchers investigating dynamical, ingredients-based, and/or statistical linkages between the large-scale circulation and extreme event occurrence on multiple temporal scales in the recent past and projected future.  We invite submissions that explore these linkages through various methods, including principal component analysis, pattern clustering, internal/external forcing attribution, extreme value statistics, and/or new mechanistic approaches.
Primary Conveners:  Deepti Singh, Stanford Earth Sciences, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States
Conveners:  Julien Cattiaux, CNRM-GAME, Toulouse Cedex 01, France, Daniel E Horton, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; Northwestern University, Earth & Planetary Science, Evanston, IL, United States and Nathaniel C Johnson, NOAA Princeton, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Chairs:  Deepti Singh, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Julien Cattiaux, CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
OSPA Liaisons:  Daniel E Horton, Northwestern University, Earth & Planetary Science, Evanston, IL, United States; Stanford Earth Sciences, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

1620 Climate dynamics [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3364 Synoptic-scale meteorology [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Richard Grotjahn, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Pascal Yiou, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Kirien Whan and Francis W Zwiers, University of Victoria, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Victoria, BC, Canada
Davide Faranda1, Pascal Yiou1 and M. Carmen MC Alvarez-Castro2, (1)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (2)Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Bologna, Italy
Paul C Loikith, Portland State University, Geography, Portland, OR, United States; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Anthony J Broccoli, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Duane Edward Waliser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Benjamin R Lintner, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and J David Neelin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Steven B Feldstein1, Michael Goss1 and Sukyoung Lee2, (1)Penn St Univ, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
Kai Kornhuber1,2, Dim Coumou1, Vladimir Petoukhov1, Stefan Petri1, David J Karoly3 and Stefan Rahmstorf1,2, (1)Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, (2)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (3)School of Earth Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Nicholas R Cavanaugh, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Travis Allen O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and William Drew Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States