Future of the Environment

How ‘high-resolution’ climate models will help Europe plan for extreme weather

Lightning strikes behind the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern. Image: REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

Dr Lizzie Kendon

Science Fellow, UK Met Office

Dr Emanuela Pichelli

Researcher, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Dr Nikolina Ban

Assistant Professor, University of Innsbruck

Marjanne Zander

PhD candidate, Wageningen University and Research

Dr Carol McSweeney

Climate scientist, UK Met Office

Dr Alexander Askew

Climate-science Communicator, UK Met Office


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Maps of London comparing the size of 12km (left) and 2.2km (right) climate model grid boxes. Image: UK Met Office
The greater Alpine region studied using the multi-model CPM ensemble. Image: Ban et al. (2021)
Heavy summer precipitation represented by 3km and 12km models for the Alpine region. Image: Nikolina Ban

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