Workshop on Correlated Extremes at Columbia University

  • On May 29, 2019
  • Workshops

The last few years have seen emerging recognition of the societal impacts associated with climate extremes that occur close together in space or time. There is also growing evidence that we may be approaching critical “tipping points” in the climate system. The close interconnectivity of systems and networks makes certain combinations of events especially hazardous from an impacts standpoint. This is particularly true in urban environments like the CCRUN project region, where complex social, economic, infrastructure and transportation systems are exposed to climate hazards.

As awareness of these events increases, the body of research on correlated climate extremes and their impacts is rapidly growing and encompasses a wide variety of event types. Advances in atmospheric and climate science, statistics, policy, and social sciences all contribute to the
knowledge base on correlated extremes.

In response to these concerns, CCRUN co-hosted the Workshop on Correlated Extremes, which took place at Columbia University on May 29-31, 2019, preceded by an evening panel on May 28. It consisted of a blend of invited talks and abstract submissions (both talks and posters), with a significant amount of time devoted to discussions. Total in-person attendance was around 175 people, which included CCRUN team members and stakeholders.

Date: May 29 – 30, 2019
Location: New York, NY