Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Hayley Fowler.
Pedestrians on Dean Street, City Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. Photo from the 28 June 2012 "Toon Monsoon" event in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where there was almost 50mm rainfall in 90 mins. Credit: ncjMedia Ltd, Paul Norris.
Extreme heavy precipitation is increasing in frequency and intensity, and results from new global sub-daily datasets and high-resolution modelling suggest that precipitation extremes will intensify more than anticipated based upon theoretical considerations. Understanding this process is vital in advancing the theoretical knowledge necessary for a step change in regional prediction from understanding the nature and drivers of precipitation extremes.
Information on the speakers and programme is available below. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
There will be a poster session at 17.00 on Monday 3 February. If you would like to apply to present a poster, please submit your title, your abstract (no more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and authors' institutions to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 13 December 2019. Please include the text 'Intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes: poster abstract' in the subject heading. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the proposed presenter is registered to attend the meeting.
Attending this event
This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.
- Free to attend
- Limited places, advance registration essential
- An optional lunch can be purchased during registration
Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team