About the Project
A new understanding of compound climate extremes
The EU-funded CENÆ project will shed light on how cold spells, heavy rain and strong winds across Europe and North America interact and result in compound extremes with a larger socioeconomic impact than the sum of their individual components. Our work will be articulated along three axes. We will first identify the atmospheric precursors to the compound extremes of interest at multiple spatio-temporal scales, and link this to idealized atmospheric modelling to elucidate the underlying physical drivers. Next, we will leverage our understanding of these precursoes to investigate the predictability of the compound extremes. Finally, we will review the above findings in the context of climate change.