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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BR report about our swarm sonds

Severe thunderstorms cause a lot of damage again and again. Better forecasting could reduce the danger. Researchers are collecting data in an elaborate measurement campaign and venturing into the storms.

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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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Cooperations
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Master and Phd theses
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