Summer school – How do Global Teleconnections Impact on Climate?

Posted on 2nd February 2017

 Organized by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the GOTHAM Summer School (18th-22nd September 2017) will train young scientists on a unique combination of interdisciplinary scientific topics and tools relevant for understanding teleconnections and their role in causing extreme weather events. Professor Wallom and Dr Sparrow will be training attendees on data management […]

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Heat Wave in the Arctic

Posted on 22nd December 2016

The Arctic is currently experiencing a heat wave with temperatures forecasted to be more than 20 ºC above normal, following a very warm November and December. Such a heat wave has dramatic consequences for the local ecosystem and is also a striking example of how climate change is impacting the world today.   Historical temperature […]

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ECI director Jim Hall thanking all CPDN volunteers

Posted on 18th October 2016

Thanks to the volunteers who are running weather@home on their personal computer, a large number of present and future drought events in the UK are being created within the project “MaRIUS” (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity). These are used to drive a range hydrological and impact models in order […]

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Attributing European Record temperatures of 2014

Posted on 6th September 2016

2014 broke the record for the warmest yearly average temperature in Europe. Attributing how much this was due to anthropogenic (man-made) climate change and how much it was due to natural variability is a challenging question, but one that is important to address. A new study which compares four different attribution methods including weather@home, indicates that […]

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The Attribution Question

Posted on 25th August 2016

Whenever an extreme weather event happens that impacts society the “attribution question” whether human induced-induced climate change played a role is asked. Scientists are now able to answer this question for many different types of extreme weather events. However, the answer depends on how the attribution question is framed. Different framings and differing definitions of […]

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