Weather@home: High Resolution 2003 European Heatwave

The European High Resolution Project

This project is aimed at reassessing the summer 2003 heatwave that had devastating effects over (primarily) France and Italy. The ultimate aim of this project is to re-evaluate the health consequences of such a heatwave, and see if our latest probabilistic event attribution techniques tell us anything more about this heatwave, especially given that the event occurred over a decade ago.

The novelty of this project comes in that it will use a high resolution regional model (25 km) over Europe, driven by a global model. The weather@home type experiments have never used such a high resolution over this region.

The project will also use the latest and surface processes model, MOSES2, to better understand the conditions leading to such a heatwave.

Lead Scientist:

Dr Dann Mitchell

Model Used:

HadAM3PM2