Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
News from CEDIM: Corona Dashboard and Research Report 2017-2020

How the current corona pandemic is influencing the work of CEDIM - that and much more is presented in the new CEDIM research report

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Two new papers

Title: Impact forecasting to support emergency management of natural hazards

Title: Hailstorms in the Alpine region: diurnal cycle, 4D‐characteristics, and the nowcasting potential of lightning properties

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Sudden freezing rain

Michael Kunz and Uli Blahak of DWD in conversation with the Tagesspiegel on their work on hail research.

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New Paper

Title: The role of large-scale dynamics in an exceptional sequence of severe thunderstorms in Europe May–June 2018

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New Paper

Title: Ambient conditions prevailing during hail events in central Europe

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New Paper

Title: Radar-based assessment of hail frequency in Europe

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KIT Researcher: "We need better concepts for pandemics in the future"

Christoph König from SWR2 in conversation with Prof. Michael Kunz (in German)

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### Postponed to 2021 ###

The next European Hail Workshop will take place as an online workshop in March 2021 (around 15 to 19 March 2021). More information will follow soon.

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New Paper

Title: Review article: Natural hazard risk assessments at the global scale

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Hail will probably occur more frequently in the future

Ralf Caspary from SWR2 in an interview with Prof. Michael Kunz (in German)

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Which are the large-scale processes that influence thunderstorm activity in Europe?

Research on extreme weather events and climate change has made significant steps forward in recent years. However, a better understanding of the influence of large-scale processes on thunderstorm activity is still required.

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