Midlatitude weather systems and associated hazards in present and future climate

Online seminar by Prof. Jennifer Catto from University of Exeter

05 December 2022
KST 17:00 – 18:00

Join us online: https://pusan.zoom.us/j/93887863500?pwd=QmVVUEZFUzNmR20zZnZyY0pKa2Evdz09 Meeting ID: 938 8786 3500 Passcode: 863858

Midlatitude weather systems, such as extratropical cyclones, fronts, and their embedded thunderstorms are vital for the day-to-day variability of precipitation and winds. We have used a number of objective techniques to identify these weather system types, in order to understand the links between the weather systems and hazards in observations. We have then used this understanding to evaluate climate models and to better understand the response of the weather systems and the high impact hazards to a warmer climate.  

A couple of relevant papers:

Priestley, M. D. K., & Catto, J. L. (2022). Improved representation of extratropical cyclone structure in HighResMIP models. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL096708. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL096708

Owen LE, Catto JL, Stephenson DB, Dunstone NJ. (2021) Compound precipitation and wind extremes over Europe and their relationship to extratropical cyclones, Weather and Climate Extremes, volume 33, pages 100342-100342, article no. 100342, DOI:10.1016/j.wace.2021.100342.

Catto, J. L., and A. J. Dowdy (2021) Understanding compound hazards from a weather system perspective, Weather and Climate Extremes, 32, 100313, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2021.100313.