AGU Highlight: How Climate Change Affects Risk of Extreme Weather Events

December 6, 2012

In a poster session at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco this week Lab scientists Daithi Stone (center) and Michael Wehner (right) presented their Weather Risk Attribution Forecast project. The real-time system seeks to understand how much greenhouse gas emissions influence the risk of extreme weather events. The project was just awarded a DOE INCITE grant of 150 million supercomputing hours, which they intend to use to run their model at finer resolutions — as small as 25 km — which will enable them to analyze the risks of shorter term storms and other severe weather. They plan to make their data public and are looking for climate scientists who may be interested in using it.

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