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Meteorological and Hydrological Extremes

During the last decades, weather extremes such as heavy precipitation events and subsequent floods or heatwaves and droughts increased around the word, causing enormous ecological and socio-economic damage. The working group "Meteorological and Hydrological Extremes" investigates comprehensive event chains from the evolution of such extremes to their environmental impacts. In addition, they want to use the measuring systems to capture and investigate compound events, occurring as a combination of these hazards. 

The team has formed two subgroups, focusing on the subtopics:
Heavy Precipitation and Floods
Heatwaves and Droughts