MONDAY: U.S., U.K. experts to announce findings from 'Explaining Extreme Events of 2013' report

Report identifies human-caused climate change and/or natural drivers behind 16 major weather events of 2013


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Posted: September 25, 2014

On Monday, September 29, scientists from the U.S. and U.K. will announce key findings from a peer-reviewed study entitled "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective." The report will feature 22 separate scientific analyses for 16 extreme weather and climate events that occurred in 2013, including:

  • U.S. California Drought
  • U.S. Northeast Colorado Extreme Rains (Sep.)
  • U.S. Seasonal and Annual Mean Precipitation Extremes
  • U.S. South Dakota Blizzard (Oct.)
  • Australian Extreme Heat
  • New Zealand Drought
  • Korean Heat Wave
  • Japanese Heat Waves
  • Chinese Summer Heat
  • Northeast India Extreme Precipitation (Jun.)
  • Western Europe Hot, Dry Summer
  • Southern Europe Wet Winter
  • Upper Danube and Elbe Basins Heavy Precipitation Event (May-Jun.)
  • Western Spanish Pyrenees Extreme Snow Accumulation
  • Cyclone Christian over Germany, Denmark (Oct.)
  • U.K. Cold Spring

The study will be published Monday as special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Three of the four co-editors of the study are from NOAA, another from the U.K. Met Office, and was written by 92 scientists from 14 countries.

WHAT:

Media teleconference for "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013" report

WHEN:

Monday, September 29, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)

WHO:

  • Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
  • Stephanie Herring, report lead editor, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

Other experts on the line:

  • Marty Hoerling, report co-editor, NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory
  • Peter Stott, report co-editor, U.K. Met Office Hadley Centre
  • Thomas Peterson, co-editor, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

HOW:

DIAL-IN:

U.S/Canada: 1-877-918-6631
International: 1-630-395-0302
Passcode: "CLIMATE"

NOTE:

The report will be posted online one hour prior to the media teleconference, 10:00 a.m. ET
Slides will available to download one hour prior to the media teleconference, 10:00 a.m. ET.


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