Climate Extremes Indicators and Their Implications in Impact Modelling Studies

Session ID#: 25883

Session Description:
Heatwaves and Droughts are responsible for severe impacts to society and ecosystems in many parts of the world. Changes in the frequency and intensity of such climate extremes have been observed in recent years and are projected to continue in a changing climate, thus challenging adaptation strategies. A wide range of indicators characterizing heatwaves and droughts, based uni-and multivariate considerations, are available in the climate community and are used in impact studies. This session will cover the development and application of different climate extremes indicators in impact modelling studies: contributions are welcome, which explore the usefulness and limitations of these indicators used in impact studies; compare different indicators and/or their application to various kinds of impacts and related challenges such as incorporating various non-climatic drivers as co-variates contributing to impacts; address associated uncertainties; and highlight future needs for designing such indicators to meet the requirements for use in impact studies.
Primary Convener:  Simone Russo, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra Vey, Italy
Conveners:  Jana Sillmann, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo, Oslo, Norway, Sebastian Sippel, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany and Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Natural Hazards, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Julie Rozenberg, United States and Stephane Hallegatte, World Bank, Washington, DC, United States
Franz-Josef Schmid1, Fabian von Trentini1, Marco Braun2, Anne Frigon3, Martin Leduc2, Jean-Luc Martel4, Florian Willkofer1, Raul R. Wood1 and Ralf Ludwig1, (1)Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Geography, Munich, Germany, (2)Ouranos, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)Ouranos - Consortium on Regional Climatology and Adaptation to Climate Change, Montreal, QC, Canada, (4)École de Technologie Superieure, Montreal, QC, Canada
Marek Smid, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVA IMS, Lisbon, Portugal, Ana Cristina Costa, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, Simone Russo, Fremont, CA, United States, Edzer J Pebesma, University of Muenster, Institute for Geoinformatics, Muenster, Germany and Carlos Granell Canut, Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT), Castellón, Spain
Jane Wilson Baldwin1, Jay Dessy2, Gabriel A Vecchi2 and Michael Oppenheimer3, (1)Princeton University, Atmsopheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Princeton University, Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ, United States
Joerg Helmschrot1,2, Johan Malherbe3, Michael Chamunorwa1, Mavhungu Muthige3, Marcello Petitta4, Sandro Calmanti5, Marco Cucchi4, Joanna Syroka6, Ekhosuehi Iyahen6 and Francois Engelbrecht3,7, (1)Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL), Windhoek, Namibia, (2)Stellenbosch University, AgriSciences, Matieland, South Africa, (3)Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, (4)Amigo s.r.l., Rome, Italy, (5)ENEA, SSPT-MET-CLIM, Rome, Italy, (6)World Food Programme - African Risk Capacity, Pretoria, South Africa, (7)North-West University, Unit for Environmental Science and Management, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Matilde Garcia-Valdecasas Ojeda, Patricio Yeste Donaire, Trinidad Manuel Góngora García, Sonia Raquel Gámiz-Fortis, Yolanda Castro-Diez and María Jesús Esteban-Parra, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Yann Chavaillaz1, Philippe Roy2, Diane Chaumont1 and Damon Matthews3, (1)Ouranos, Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)Ouranos, Montréal, QC, Canada, (3)Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Montreal, QC, Canada
Lingshan Li and Chi Yang, Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing, China
Flavio Lehner1, Sloan Coats1, Thomas F Stocker2, Angeline G Pendergrass1, Benjamin M Sanderson1, Christoph Raible3 and Jason E Smerdon4, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Univ Bern, Berne, Switzerland, (3)University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, (4)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Song Feng, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States