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Dynamical constraints for the predictability of heat waves in current and future climates

Project description

An improved prediction of future heat waves

Heat waves can have detrimental effects on human health. Climate change projections indicate that heat waves will further increase in frequency and severity over the next decades. However, models remain unable to predict heat waves at lead times of a few weeks – a crucial planning timescale. Early warnings for extreme temperatures would therefore be of high value. The EU-funded project HEATforecast will develop a process-based hierarchy of prediction systems in order to improve the understanding and prediction of heat waves. The project aims to increase the connections between the dynamics and predictability communities to benefit the study of atmospheric fluid dynamics and predictability beyond heat waves.

Host institution

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 849,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 849,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

See on map

Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00