Talk by Rodrigo Caballero – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Talk by Rodrigo Caballero

Lothar's legion: Large scale dynamics of extreme windstorms over Europe

Extreme windstorms are a key source of environmental risk in Europe, causing damage comparable to that of typical US hurricanes. I will discuss recent observational results showing that the most intense storms affecting Continental Europe appear to follow a consistent pattern, orchestrated by large-scale Rossby wave breaking.