Extreme Weather Events & Climate Change

The report focuses on 26 peer-reviewed research papers from 116 scientists in 18 counties that highlight extreme weather events across five continents and two oceans from 2015. Using combinations of historical data, trend analysis, and models, this collection of papers seek to determine how each event was influenced by human-induced climate change.

[A]t the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced the release of the most recent in a series of annual, special editions of the Bulletin of the American Metrological Society (BAMS), “Explaining Extreme Events From A Climate Perspective 2015

“The report focuses on 26 peer-reviewed research papers from 116 scientists in 18 counties that highlight extreme weather events across five continents and two oceans from 2015. Using combinations of historical data, trend analysis, and models, this collection of papers seek to determine how each event was influenced by human-induced climate change. Events in the report include extreme high temperatures and heat waves in Western and Northwest China, Central Europe, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia and Southern Australia, along with an assessment of US daily rainfall extremes, the Alaska Fire Season, extreme drought in Canada and Indonesia, and heavy rain in India.”

“Without exception, all the heat-related events studied in this year’s report were found to have been made more intense or likely due to human-induced climate change, and this was discernible even for those events strongly influenced by the 2015 El Niño.” — from Explaining Extreme Events From A Climate Perspective 2015″

From Public Library of Science Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change

Link to pdf report Explaining Extreme Weather Events of 2015 from a Climate Perspective

Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Vol. 97, No. 12, December 2016

Editors:Stephanie C. Herring, Andrew Hoell, Martin P. Hoerling, James P. Kossin, Carl J. Schreck III, and Peter A. Stott

Herring, S. C., A. Hoell, M. P. Hoerling, J. P. Kossin, C. J. Schreck III, and P. A. Stott, Eds., 2016: Explaining Extreme Events of
2015 from a Climate Perspective. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97 (12), S1–S145.

 

William (Bill) Siebold | Educator | Design Leader

Cultivating creative lives of great intent for more than a decade

"As a lifelong learner and leader my purpose is to help others realize a creative life and to be a catalyst for success of those around me by example, through equitable interactions and with meaningful relationships.”

Featured image by: John Towner https://unsplash.com/@heytowner

Unsplash License: All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.