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Flood Research: "Each and every one of us needs a risk competency"

How an extreme event becomes a natural disaster. Helmholtz in conversation with authors of the current CEDIM FDA report on the 2021 flood (In german).

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Flood Risks Were Significantly Underestimated

CEDIM presents report on flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia - Damages could exceed ten billion euros.

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200 Jahre Helmholtz

Our challenges: Where, when and why do extreme meteorological events occur most frequently? What are associated impacts? And will extreme weather events become more frequent or more intense with human-induced #ClimateChange? @helmholtz_en #helmholtz200 #MyChallenge

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The Swabian MOSES team reporting on the hailstorm in the Neckar valley (23.06.2021)

Supercell with hail moves directly over the main measurement site of the KITcube near Rottenburg am Neckar on 23.06.2021 during the SwabianMoses campaign.

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Podcast "Karlsruhe Contributions to Climate Research": When will it hail?

In the third episode #3 of "Karlsruhe Contributions to Climate Research", the podcast of the KIT Climate and Environment Center, Josh Bayless talks with Michael Kunz about the research topic "hail".

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Convective precipitation in urban areas

Under future climate conditions, convective precipitation in urban areas will intensify.

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From thunderstorms to heavy rain and droughts

IMK coordinated measurement campaign "Swabian Moses" on hydro-meteorological extremes in the area of the Swabian Alb starts.

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Hail: Danger from the sky grows

Hailstorms cause severe damage - and as a result of climate change, they are expected to occur more frequently and more intensely in the future. To discuss the current state of hail research, the IMK-TRO hosted the 3rd European Hail Workshop from 15 to 18 March 2021.

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Interview "More hail due to greenhouse effect?"

Michael Kunz in conversation with Stefan Fuchs (Campusreport; in German)

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Hail: Danger from the sky grows

Hailstorms cause severe damage - and as a result of climate change, they are expected to occur more frequently and more intensely in the future. To discuss the current state of hail research, the IMK-TRO is organizing the 3rd European Hail Workshop from 15 to 18 March 2021.

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Willis Re launches new South African hail risk model

Willis Re has launched a new Hail Catastrophe Risk Model which quantifies the risk from damaging hail events across South Africa. Developed in collaboration with Willis Research Network partners at IMK-TRO and NASA’s Langley Research Centre, the model delivers a robust view of hail risk for the (re)insurance market.

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Talk: From weather to extreme event - Severe thunderstorms in southern Germany

Michael Kunz talks about thunderstorms in southern Germany as part of the EFFEKTE series "Playing climate saviors and stories about the weather" (from approx. 57:00 min; in German).

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New paper

Title: Radar-based assessment of hail frequency in Europe

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Interview "Sudden & Heavy: Heavy Rain"

Time and again, extremely heavy rainfall devastates large regions - and with climate change, it seems likely to storm into our lives with increasing frequency. Interview with Prof. Michael Kunz as part of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative.

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New paper

Journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment with the title: The effects of climate change on hailstorms

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