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Report of a workshop on extreme weather under climate change published by Tellus

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Department of Earth Sciences at Gothenburg University organized a workshop on extreme weather under climate change in the autumn of 2019. A report from the workshop has now been published in the scientific journal Tellus.

The Class for geosciences at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg organized a workshop on extreme weather events in a warming world, 11-12 November 2019 at the University of Gothenburg. The workshop focused on the state of scientific knowledge on extreme weather events including flooding and drought, heatwaves, as well as tropical cyclones and extra-tropical storms.

In addition to 32 Swedish researches including 13 Academy members, Prof. Kerry Emanuel from MIT, Prof. Sonia I. Seneviratne from ETH Zurich, and Prof. Panmao Zhai from the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences joined the workshop and delivered inspiring keynotes.

The participants of the workshop reviewed past achievements in the research fields and identified knowledge gaps and research needs with a focus on Sweden, and highlighted future challenges and opportunities for the Swedish climate research community. They also welcomed more cooperation between SMHI and universities in Sweden, encouraged Swedish participation in international research programs, and recognized the need to strengthen link between extreme events and natural hazards and inclusion of social and economic factors.

More details about the workshop and its outcome can be found here.