Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
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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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EHW2021_Punge_PI.pngHeinz Jürgen Punge
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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