EGU General Assembly 2023
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Compound events from the databases

Carlo De Michele, Fabiola Banfi, and Viola Meroni
Carlo De Michele et al.
  • Politecnico di Milano, CEE, Milano, Italy (

Compound climate-related (or weather-related) events are complex events characterized by the interactions between various physical processes across multiple spatial and temporal scales, generated by meteorological variables, and provoking extreme impacts. Compound climate-related events often include the joint occurrence of multi-hazards like landslides and floods, or heatwaves, droughts and wildfires.

In literature, databases of natural hazards are in general single hazard, like databases of floods (European Flood Database, AVI database), landslides (Global Fatal Landslide Database , AVI database), droughts (European Drought Observatory).

The assessment and understanding of compound events requires an integrated perspective, with the integration of data from multiple variables, combining multiple databases.

In this presentation, we try to address this emerging need, illustrating a possibility of building a compound events database, and presenting some examples.

How to cite: De Michele, C., Banfi, F., and Meroni, V.: Compound events from the databases, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-16045,, 2023.