16/03/202018/03/2020
Karlsruhe, Germany

3rd European Hail Workshop

In several regions of the world, hailstorms cause considerable damage to buildings, agricultural crops and vehicles. Single events such as on 27/28 July 2013 in Germany can lead to damage of several billion euros. Despite the high loss potential caused by hailstorms, which is still underestimated by large sections of society, knowledge about the detailed reasons for the events, about regional hail probabilities, the associated risks and about the long-term variability and trends caused by climate change is still limited. Furthermore, the forecasting of such events by numerical weather models on different time scales (e.g. nowcasting) is still affected by large uncertainties.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Mobiliar Lab for Natural Risks and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern, together with the weather services MeteoSwiss and the German Weather Service, are organising a three-day international workshop.

The workshop brings together scientists and experts from the fields of atmospheric research, weather services, insurance, economics and agriculture to exchange information on the current state of hail research, discuss existing deficits and possible solutions in hail modelling and analysis, promote new cooperation and strengthen
international cooperation.

Sessions

1. Convection and hail in a changing climate
2. Microphysics and dynamics of hail storms: observations and modelling
3. Hail damage and damage prevention
4. Hail climatology, risk, and loss
5. Hail detection and forecasting
6. Open session for early career scientists

Important Deadlines

  • Travel grants deadline: 15 November 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: 29 November 2019
  • Registration deadline: 31 January 2020

The Workshop will take place from 16 to 18 March 2020 in Karlsruhe (Germany).

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