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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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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Publications
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Cooperations
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Master and Phd theses
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