This session aims at the investigation of mid-latitude storms on both hemispheres. One goal of the session is to bring researchers together who develop or use cyclone detection and/or tracking schemes, or related diagnostics. The different characteristics quantifying mid latitude cyclone and wave activity shall be presented. The session includes studies considering cyclones in the different stages of their life cycles from the initial development, to the large-scale and synoptic-scale conditions influencing their growth to a severe storm, up to to their dissipation.
Papers are welcome, which focus also on the diagnostic of observed past and recent trends, as well as on future storm development under changed climate conditions. This will include storm predictability studies on different scales. Finally, the session will also invite studies investigating impacts related to storms: Papers are welcome dealing with vulnerability, diagnostics of sensitive social and infrastructural categories and affected areas of risk for property damages. Which risk transfer mechanisms are in force actually, depending on insured and economic losses? Which future mechanisms (e.g. new reinsurance products, CAT bonds) are already implemented or will be developed in order to adapt to future loss expectations?