It is widely recognized that the impacts of climate change will be manifest more through changes in extremes than as a result of changes in the mean climate. It is the aim of MICE to study changes in extreme event occurrence resulting from anthropogenic climate change, as predicted for Europe by global and regional climate models; and to evaluate the impacts of the predicted changes on selected categories of the human environment and activities. Spatial and temporal patterns of extreme event occurrence will be analysed for precipitation (flood, drought and snow lying), temperature (heat stress) and windstorm. MICE will estimate likely future changes in extremes and define the uncertainties. The impacts of interest are forestry, agriculture, energy use, tourism, and property and life insurance. Interpretation of the results for use by stakeholders and policy-makers is central to the project.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
50013 Campi Bisenzio