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Severe convection and tropical cyclone risk: Collaborations between academia and industry

by | August 2, 2016

The Initiative held two events this spring which have been written up in documents now available online. Our Severe Convection and Climate Workshop, held on March 9-10, 2016, is described in detail in a report lead-authored by John Allen (formerly of IRI, now an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University) for the Bulletin of the American […]

Lamont: Assessing Extreme Weather Risk

by | March 23, 2016

In Lamont’s 2015 Annual Report, an article by Stacy Morford summarizes some of the research on climate and extreme weather risk going on at Lamont.

Rapidly intensifying hurricanes and bunched-up tornadoes

by | March 4, 2016

Two recent papers in Nature Communications by Columbia researchers focus on properties that emerge when one analyzes the statistical distributions of two different types of severe storms – tropical cyclones and tornadoes. Both highlight the most extreme instances of these already extreme events, and find surprising behavior in both, though in quite different ways. The first paper, […]

The purpose of our first Extremes Workshop, May 6

by | May 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

This coming Wednesday, May 6, we will have our first science workshop for the Extremes Initiative. We’re calling it Extreme Weather and Climate: Hazards, Impacts, Actions, and it will be an intense day of science talks. We’ve left time in the program for discussion as well. So although the crowd looks like it will be […]

Hello World

by | March 17, 2015

This is the new blog for the Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. We hope to feature semi-regular posts by a team of writers that will include some of our young scientists, postdoctoral research associates in particular, as well as myself and other senior people. We will comment on extreme weather events, summarize research […]