14th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2015

Extreme events and climate

23 August - 28 August 2015
Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland


Weather and climate extreme events can result in large disasters. A changing climate can lead to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, duration, and timing of these events. Understanding the processes underlying the formation of extreme events and improving the predictability of extreme events is a major scientific challenge and of crucial importance for the society. The specific topics addressed dureing the Summer School include:

  • Mechanisms and processes responsible for the development of extreme events
  • Observational evidences for changes in extreme events
  • Uncertainties in seasonal to interannual predictions and long-term projections of extreme events
  • Technical, economic and societal challenges related to extreme events.

Keynote Speakers

L. Alexander (U New South Wales, Australia)
C. Appenzeller (MeteoSwiss, CH)
D. Bresch (SwissRe)
E. Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH)
H. Fowler (Newcastle U, UK)
S. Kotlarski (ETH Zurich, CH)
M. Liniger (MeteoSwiss)
O. Martius (U Bern, CH)
N. Nicholls (Monash U, Australia)
C. Raible (U Bern, CH)
S. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich, CH)
P. Stott (UK Met Office)
M. van Aalst (Columbia U, USA)
H. Wernli (ETH Zurich, CH)
R. Wilby (Loughborough U, UK)
F. Zwiers (U Victoria, Canada).