Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Working Group "Atmospheric Risks"

Group leader Prof. Dr. Michael Kunz, Deputy group leader Dr. Susanna Mohr

Meteorological extreme events, such as winter storms, heavy precipitation, hail, or convective wind gusts are often associated with serious consequences for the society and their assets. However, these events occur not everywhere with the same intensity, but exhibit a high spatial and temporal variability. Within this context, various research projects are carried out in the working group "Atmospheric Risks". In the course of the relevant weather systems, a special focus is on severe convective storms, hailstorms and heavy rainfall events.

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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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EHW2021
3rd European Hail Workshop 2021

The next European Hail Workshop takes place from 15 to 19 March 2021 as an online workshop. Abstract submission and participant registration are now possible.

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