AXA Award Project in Climate and Extreme Weather

Adam sobel

Nationality American

Year of selection 2013

Institution Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Country United States

Risk Environment

AXA Awards

2 years

250000 €

Research Outline

The purpose of Prof. Sobel's research is to understand more deeply the relationship of extreme weather events to the climate in which they occur.

One facet of the research involves detecting predictable global patterns of multiple types of extreme weather events. He also uses a novel method to untangle the interaction of clouds and the large-scale circulation in computer model simulation of heavy precipitation.

In their research, Adam and his team aim both to increase fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes, and to better quantify the societal risks from extreme weather events in a useful way.

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