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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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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### 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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Projects
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Team
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Publications
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Cooperations
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Master and Phd theses
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News