Nationality American
Year of selection2013
InstitutionTrustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
CountryUnited States
RiskEnvironmental risks

Type of support

AXA Awards

Granted amount

250 000 €


2 years

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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