Extreme events in climate and weather an interdisciplinary workshop (10w5016)


Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State University)

(Norwegian Computing Center)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Extreme events in climate and weather-an interdisciplinary workshop" workshop from August 22 to 27, 2010.

Are the recent catastrophic hurricanes in the Caribbean and the USA caused by climate change? In this workshop, climate scientists and statisticians will discuss and develop tools for such assessments. A changing climate causes particular statistical difficulties, in that historical data become hard to compare to present (and future) data. The use of climate models in combination with data is a promising solution to these difficulties.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT).