Compound Climate Extremes in North America and Europe: from dynamics to predictability ("CENÆ", 2021-2025)

Type: ERC Starting Grant

CENÆ is an ERC Starting Grant focussing on compound climate extremes, and specifically wet and windy extremes in Europe and the latter with the additional co-occurrence of cold spells over North America. Elucidating the nature of these compound extremes is a societally relevant goal. However, it is not easily realised from a scientific standpoint. In this project, we will use an interdisciplinary knowledge base to elucidate the atmospheric precursors to the above compound extremes, provide a nuanced understanding of their predictability and point to new predictability pathways. The analysis framework we will develop will be highly flexible and applicable to multivariate extremes beyond climate science.