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Modelling the impact of climate extremes

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA APLICADA E TECNOLOGIA DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Address
Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa
Portugal

Participants (6)

FONDAZIONE PER LA METEOROLOGIA APPLICATA
Italy
Address
Via Albert Einstein 35/B
50013 Campi Bisenzio
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
13,Soelvegatan 13
22100 Lund
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athens
RESEARCH CENTRE OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENVIRONMENT - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Bukowska 19
60809 Poznan
UNIVERSITAET KOELN
Germany
Address
Zuelpicher Str. 49
50674 Koeln
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
12,Hallerstrasse 12
30123012 Bern