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Extreme climate and weather events in a warmer world


Meyer, A and Bresson, H and Gorodetskaya, IV and Harris, RMB and Perkins-Kirkpatrick, SE, Extreme climate and weather events in a warmer world, Frontiers for Young Minds, 10 Article 682759. ISSN 2296-6846 (2022) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.3389/frym.2022.682759


Extreme climate and weather events are unusual and rare events that often cause a lot of damage both to nature and to people. They take place in the air (storms, tornadoes, heavy rain, atmospheric rivers), in the ocean (storm surges, marine heatwaves), and on the land (wildfires, heatwaves, floods, droughts). Many weather and climate extremes happen naturally, even without climate change. But Earth’s changing climate does change where and how often some extreme events take place, and how strong those events are. What are extreme climate and weather events? Will new or stronger extreme events happen due to climate change? How is climate change impacting extreme events? These are the type of questions that our team of climate and earth scientists from around the world will answer in this article.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:climate extremes, weather, climate change, extreme events, wildfires, storm, heatwave, atmospheric rivers, drought
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climate change processes
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
UTAS Author:Meyer, A (Dr Amelie Meyer)
UTAS Author:Harris, RMB (Dr Rebecca Harris)
ID Code:149422
Year Published:2022
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (CE170100023)
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-03-29
Last Modified:2022-03-30

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