climXtreme A4: Persistent Summer Extremes over Europe due to wave-Resonance Events (PERSEVERE)

ClimXtreme is a network of different research institutions in Germany with the common goal to advance research on extreme events in the context of climate change. With the framework programme Research for Sustainable Development (FONA3), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) aims to support sustainability research in Germany. Understanding the occurrence of extreme weather and climate events will help to deal with them more effectively.

Our contribution

In our subproject PERSEVERE, the aim is to improve the physical understanding of atmospheric wave-resonance events in summer. Such events are often associated with persistent summer extremes in Europe, such as heatwaves, droughts and storms that bear important environmental and societal risks.

Summer 2018: Simultaneous extremes in the mid-latitudes coinciding with an amplified circumglobal Rossby wave (Figure from “Mann, M. (March 2019). The Weather Amplifier. Scientific American, 43-49“).


Machine Learning, Clustering, Coincidence Analysis, Causal Discovery Tools


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Dr. Dim Coumou

Department of Water & Climate Risk
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
VU Amsterdam
W&N-building, Room C-515
De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam

Department of Earth System Analysis
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Telegraphenberg A62, room S16
D-14473, Potsdam, Germany