Observing Extremes in a Changing Climate

Climate change is leading to an acceleration of energy and matter cycles, accompanied by an increase in highly dynamic and often extreme events. The MOSES consortium aims at a better understanding of the drivers and impacts of such processes to support future climate scenarios and adaptation strategies. The investigations focus on three types of events, which were selected because of their relevance to climate and environmental changes and their socio-economic impact:

Meteorological and Hydrological Extremes
Abrupt Permafrost Thaw
Carbon Dynamics in Ocean Events

With its event-driven and cross-compartment research approach, MOSES provides data for a holistic understanding of the environmental system, feedback mechanisms and the dynamics of extreme events.