Journal article

Towards advancing scientific knowledge of climate change impacts on short-duration rainfall extremes

Hayley J Fowler, Haider Ali, Richard P Allan, Nikolina Ban, Renaud Barbero, Peter Berg, Stephen Blenkinsop, Nalan Senol Cabi, Steven Chan, Murray Dale, Robert JH Dunn, Marie Ekstrom, Jason P Evans, Giorgia Fosser, Brian Golding, Selma B Guerreiro, Gabriele C Hegerl, Abdullah Kahraman, Elizabeth J Kendon, Geert Lenderink Show all

PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES | ROYAL SOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

A large number of recent studies have aimed at understanding short-duration rainfall extremes, due to their impacts on flash floods, landslides and debris flows and potential for these to worsen with global warming. This has been led in a concerted international effort by the INTENSE Crosscutting Project of the GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Exchanges) Hydroclimatology Panel. Here, we summarize the main findings so far and suggest future directions for research, including: the benefits of convection-permitting climate modelling; towards understanding mechanisms of change; the usefulness of temperature-scaling relations; towards detecting and attributing extreme rainfall change; and the need ..

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Awarded by European Research Council (INTENSE)


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Awarded by FUTUREDRAINAGE


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Awarded by ERA4CS INDECIS project - European Union


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Funding Acknowledgements

H.J.F., S.B., S.B.G., E.L., D.P., X.L., H.A., S.C., A.K., G.L., R.B. and R.V.H. were supported by European Research Council (INTENSE; grant: no. ERC-2013-CoG-617329). H.J.F., S.B., S.C. and A.K. are funded by NERC-funded FUTURE-STORMS (NE/R01079X/1). H.J.F., S.C. and A.K. are funded by FUTUREDRAINAGE (NE/S017348/1). H.J.F. is funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Royal Society as a Royal SocietyWolfson Research Merit award (no. WM140025) holder. R.J.H.D., E.J.K. and P.A.S. are supported by the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme funded by BEIS and Defra. R.P.A. acknowledges the ERA4CS INDECIS project funded by the European Union grant no. 690462. P.A.O.'G. acknowledges support from NSF AGS-1552195 and the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative.