Multivariate extremes and compound events

Zscheischler, Jakob; van den Hurk, Bart; Ward, Philip J.; Westra, Seth (2020). Multivariate extremes and compound events. In: Sillmann, Jana; Sippel, Sebastian; Russo, Simone (eds.) Climate Extremes and Their Implications for Impact and Risk Assessment (pp. 59-76). Elsevier 10.1016/b978-0-12-814895-2.00004-5

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Impacts of climate events can be particularly large when multiple climate extremes coincide. If the occurrence of these extremes is not independent, risk assessments need to take dependencies into account to avoid systematic biases. Overall, many climate-related impacts are associated with a complex combination of climate drivers that interact at various spatial and temporal scales. Understanding such so-called compound climate events requires close collaboration between (climate) scientists, statisticians, and experts on climate impacts. In this chapter, we guide the reader through a number of concepts that together will provide a comprehensive overview of the field of compound event research, its relation to risk and climate change assessments, and their relevance for specific research problems.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Zscheischler, Jakob

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISBN:

978-0-12-814895-2

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jakob Zscheischler

Date Deposited:

25 Feb 2020 15:02

Last Modified:

25 Feb 2020 15:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/b978-0-12-814895-2.00004-5

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.140030

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140030

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