CL1.25/AS4.26/HS2.4.5Flood and weather extremes of the past (co-organized)
|Conveners: Stephan Dietrich , Markus Czymzik | Co-Conveners: Gerrit Lohmann , Ruediger Glaser , Markus Stoffel , Stefanie Wirth , Bruno Wilhelm|
We invite contributions that explore the variability and the physical mechanisms of past climate extremes on decadal to millennial time-scales based on the analysis of instrumental and historical data, as well as on the investigation of natural archives such as e.g. fluvial, lake and marine sediments, tree rings, speleothems and molluscs. Furthermore, we welcome results from statistical and modeling efforts that lead to a better understanding of the synoptics and forcing of climate extreme events, i.e. whether these events are a stochastic component of internal climate variations or associated to specific boundary conditions and external forcing factors such as volcanic and solar activity. Contributions that integrate both, proxy data and climate modeling are particularly welcomed.
The session is co-sponsored by the PAGES Floods Working Group (http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/floods/intro)