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Workshop on metrics and methodologies of estimation of extreme climate events

27-29 September 2010,UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France


The Workshop focus is on phenomenology and methodological aspects of the quantitative estimation of different climate extremes under observed and future climate conditions using observational and model data. The Workshop aim is to facilitate an open dialogue of climatologists from different areas (meteorology, hydrology, oceanography), data producers (in-situ, satellites, NWP, climate model community), and statisticians on the future strategy for the development of robust and reliable characteristics of extremes and optimal methodologies for their estimation.

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The Workshop objectives are:


Detailed description of the Workshop background is presented in the Workshop Concept and Planning Paper (WCPP).

Workshop consists of 5 topical sessions with keynote and poster presentations:


and three breakout groups: