ICE Cymru: From Global Rainfall to Local Flood Risk

15 Nov
Tuesday 15th November 2016
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Speakers:Dame Julia Slingo DBE FRS DSc

In recent years we have seen many extreme weather events, such as flooding in the UK in December 2015, and Canadian wildfires in May 2016. These events have highlighted the devastating impact the weather can have on lives, livelihoods and properties, so improving our ability to predict such events could provide significant benefits to society through improving protection and response.

Dame Julia will discuss recent ground-breaking work undertaken by the Met Office to improve our understanding of environmental risk across timescales.   She will share examples of this such as the use of world-leading climate models to build event sets for a range of weather conditions such as heavy rainfall, severe windstorms or heatwaves; and how working in partnership with experts in areas such as flooding, agriculture and transport can help provide maximise the societal benefits of weather and climate science. 

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