AGU Fall Meeting: impacts of historical extreme events

Posted on July 18, 2015

We would like to make you aware of the session that we are helping to convene at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which will take place on 14-18 December, 2015 in San Francisco.

As you can read below, the session is deliberately tailored to analyses of the ISI-MIP2.1 data, although we welcome and encourage submissions from non ISI-MIP-related activities.   Given the ISI-MIP2.1 submission deadline coming up on 30 June, 2015, we see this meeting as well timed to present analyses of these data.

We would be delighted if you would circulate this announcement within your relevant networks.

Abstract submissions are now open and can be made via the AGU website. Submissions close on Wednesday, 5 August, 03:59 GMT+1

Session title and description:
Representation of historical extreme events in impact models across sectors and spatial scales.
Session ID 8662

Extreme weather and climate events are responsible for a large portion of the economic and social costs of climate change in the past century and are anticipated to increase in duration and intensity under most climate change projections. It is therefore imperative that impact models accurately project the socially and economically relevant impacts of weather and climate extremes. Projects such as ISI-MIP2, which includes models covering nine impact sectors at regional and global scales, are well positioned to characterize the magnitude and cross-sectoral impact of extreme events. We welcome submissions from this project and others which address the representation of the quantitative effects of extreme weather and climate events in simulation models. Such research may address what thresholds qualify an event as "extreme" in one or more impact sectors or what simulation processes need to be improved to accurately describe a response to extreme events.

The session convenors are:  Katelin Childers, Katja Frieler, Louis Francois and Michael Glotter.