Coping with threats from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Several studies utilize risk assessment and risk mitigation practices to prepare for future severe weather events. Past practices are no longer adequate. Society for Risk Analysis As sea levels continue to rise and more severe storms, like Hurricanes Maria and Michael, threaten coastline communities, local leaders need to assess the…

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Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter

From Eurekalert Public Release: 26-Nov-2018 American Geophysical Union IMAGE: Soybeans show the effect of the Texas drought near Navasota, TX on Aug. 21, 2013. Credit: USDA WASHINGTON, DC –A new study shows extreme heat events both in the summer and in the winter are increasing across the U.S. and Canada, while extreme cold events in summer and…

Challenging statistics of weather extremes

From KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) By integrating previously distinct statistical paradigms into a single modeling scheme, Raphaël Huser from KAUST and Jennifer Wadsworth from Lancaster University in the UK have taken some of the guesswork out of modelling of weather extremes. This could greatly improve predictions of future extreme events. Modeling the…

Claim: Arctic warming to increase Eurasian extreme cold events

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “it’s called weather” department. In recent years, Arctic warming and extreme events have attracted widespread attention of the world. Recently, Dr. YAO Yao and Prof. LUO Dehai from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigated the impact of Ural blocking (UB) on Eurasian extreme cold…