Future of the Environment

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

Lightning illuminates the sky during a thunderstorm over the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern.

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
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The greater Alpine region studied using the multi-model CPM ensemble. Image: Ban et al. (2021)
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Heavy summer precipitation represented by 3km and 12km models for the Alpine region. Image: Nikolina Ban

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