2 September - 4 September 2013
University of Exeter/Met Office
The workshop is part of the European WIndstorm Research Network (EUWIRN) the creation of which is an additional deliverable of the RACEWIN project. This workshop aims to:
Overview talks on the main issues will be used to set the scene and then on the first two days, there will small thematic breakout working groups to discuss ideas on how to join up research in different areas. Groups will then reconvene on the last day to report back developments and ideas. Poster boards will be available throughout the period around the main room.
12:00-14:00: Registration: arrive, register and meet over a buffet lunch
Talks 1: Climatological studies of historical storms (Chair: Julia Roberts)
14:00-14:10 David Stephenson: Introduction to the workshop.
14:10-14:30 Peter Knippertz: The Role of the Stratosphere in Explosive Deepening of Extratropical Cyclones
14:30-14:50 Joaquim Pinto: Rossby Wave-Breaking analysis of Explosive Cyclones in the Euro-Atlantic sector
14:50-15:10 Theo Economou: Extreme storminess: How deep can lows get in space and time?
15:10-15:30 Helen Dacre: A climatology of jet crossing cyclones 15:30-15:50 Neil Hart: Do North Pacific sting jet cyclones exist? 15:50-16:30 Tea/coffee and cakes
16:30-17:30 1st Breakout group discussions
19:00- Dinner at Reed Hall on the U. of Exeter campus inc. open bar
Talks 2: Storm representation in models (Chair: Simon Brown/Ruth McDonald)
09:30-09:50 Tomasz Trzeciak: Can we trust climate models to realistically represent severe European windstorms?
09:50-10:10 Giuseppe Zappa: How well can reanalyses and a 25km climate model represent polar lows?
10:10-10:30 Oscar Martinez Alvarado: Airstreams within regions of strong winds in extratropical cyclone Friedhelm: model results and observational evidence
10:30-10:50 Matt Hawcroft: Evaluating extratropical cyclones in a high resolution climate model using reanalysis and remote sensing data
10:50-11:10 Claudio Sanchez: TRACK algorithm into the UM
11:10-11:40 Tea/coffee and cakes
11:40-12:40 1st Breakout group discussions: reporting back 12:40-13:30 Lunch
Talks 3: Storm risk quantification (Chair: Hazel Thornton)
13:30-13:50 Julia Roberts: XWS: A new database for extreme European windstorms
13:50-14:10 Ben Youngman: A recalibration framework for extremes from climate models
14:10-14:30 Uwe Ulbrich: Combining EPS and statistical downscaling for storm risk estimations
14:30-14:50 Alasdair Hunter: Quantifying and understanding the collective risk of mid-latitude windstorms
14:50-15:10 Maria Tous: Assessing the Medicane Risk
15:10-15:30 Margarida Liberato: Extreme Extratropical Storms in the Southeastern North Atlantic Ocean and Impacts
15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee and cakes
16:00-17:00 2nd Breakout group discussions
17:00- Free evening for participants to make their own arrangements