ITS4.7/NH1.26/AS4.48/CL2.08/HS4.3.3/NP9.9 Media

The occurrence of extremes such as droughts, flash floods, hailstorms, storm surges and tropical storms can have significant and sometimes catastrophic consequences to society. However, not all low probability weather/climate events will lead to “high impacts” on human or natural systems or infrastructure. Rather, the severity of such events depend also intrinsically on the exposure, vulnerability and/or resilience to such hazards of affected systems, including emergency management procedures. Similarly, high impact events may be compounded by the interaction of several, e.g., in their own right less severe hydro-meteorological incidents, sometimes separated in time and space. Or they may similarly result from the joint failures of multiple human or natural systems. Consequently, it is a deep transdisciplinary challenge to learn from past high impact events, understand the mechanisms behind them and ultimately to project how they may potentially change in a future climate.

The ECRA (European Climate Research Alliance) Collaborative Programme on “High Impact Events and Climate Change” aims to promote research on the mechanisms behind high impact events and climate extremes, simulation of high impact events under present and future climatic conditions, and on how relevant information for climate risk analysis, vulnerability and adaptation may be co-created with users, e.g., in terms of tailored climate services. For this aim, this Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Session invites contributions that will serve to (i) better understand the mechanisms behind high impact events from a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective, e.g. case studies and the assessment of past high impact events, including detection and attribution; (ii) project changes to high impact events through, e.g. high resolution climate and impacts modelling (including economic modelling); (iii) produce climate information at the relevant scales (downscaling); and co-create climate services with users to help deal with the risk and/or impacts of high-impact events, e.g. risk analysis and climate adaptation. Abstracts that highlight recent advances from a transdisciplinary perspective for example through the innovation of climate services will be particularly encouraged. Authors and contributors to this session will be offered to present their work in a Special Issue of the journal “Sustainability”.

Co-organized as NH1.26/AS4.48/CL2.08/HS4.3.3/NP9.9
Convener: Martin Drews | Co-conveners: Peter Braesicke, Hilppa Gregow, Kristine S. Madsen
| Tue, 09 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room L7
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X3

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X3

Chairperson: Hillppa Gregow
X3.118 |
New Warmed Climate, New Atmospheric Circulation and New Water Cycle in Western Mediterranean
(withdrawn after no-show)
Mohammed-Said Karrouk
X3.119 |
Jozef Pecho, Ladislav Markovič, Pavel Faško, and Oliver Bochníček
X3.121 |
Attribution of global soil moisture drying to human activities: a quantitative viewpoint
(withdrawn after no-show)
Xihui Gu
X3.123 |
Peter Thejll, Torben Schmith, Jacob Woge, Mads Hvid Ribergaard, Martin Drews, Peter Guttorp, and Thordis Thorarinsdottir
X3.124 |
Hongmin An, Cunde Xiao, and Minghu Ding
X3.125 |
Elin Andrée, Kristine S. Madsen, Morten Andreas Dahl Larsen, and Martin Drews
X3.126 |
| Highlight
Max Tesselaar, Wouter Botzen, Jeroen Aerts, Toon Haer, and Paul Hudson
X3.127 |
Huixin Li, Huopo Chen, Huijun Wang, Jianqi Sun, and Jiehua Ma
X3.129 |
Diamando Vlachogiannis, George Emmanouil, Nandia Politi, and Athanasios Sfetsos
X3.130 |
How does climate growing season change in Northeast China? A view from time-varying percentiles of temperature
Yaxue Yang, Huixiao Wang, Ru Feng, and Yuxuan Dong
X3.131 |
Len Shaffrey, Øyvind Breivik, Panos Athanasiadis, Ari Venäläinen, Laura Zubiate, Paula Camus, George Emmanouil, Diamando Vlachogiannis, and Ben Wichers Schreur