PL4

Advances in remote sensing methods for hydro-meteorological risk monitoring
Conveners: Luca Brocca , Christian Massari , Viviana Maggioni , Thierry Pellarin , Pinhas Alpert 
Orals
 / Thu, 11 Oct, 14:15–17:30  / Room Rabelais
Posters
 / Attendance Thu, 11 Oct, 15:45–16:15  / Display Tue, 09 Oct, 08:30–Thu, 11 Oct, 18:00  / Main hall
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The predicted intensification of the water cycle is expected to have severe consequences in all aspects of human life causing humanitarian, environmental, and financial disasters. Climate change alters the behavior of hydroclimatic variables like precipitation and temperature, which affect both the magnitude and the frequency of extreme events like floods, droughts, and landslides. Monitoring and predicting extreme events around the world is a difficult task due to the scarcity of in-situ measurements. Remote sensing together with advanced modeling techniques offer an unprecedented opportunity to improve our understanding of these processes allowing to assess the likelihood, extent, and uncertainty of these extreme events and mitigate their impacts. The session proposes to present the latest advances in:
• Methods used to monitor, model, and forecast hydroclimatic extremes;
• Changes and trends in hydroclimatic variables, e.g., storms, river floods, flash floods, extreme temperatures, heat and cold waves, droughts;
• The role of the remote sensing community in helping international organizations in managing extreme events and challenges arising from climate change.