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Trends and changes in extreme weather events

M. L. Khandekar

Trends and changes in extreme weather events

an assessment with focus on Alberta and Canadian prairies

by M. L. Khandekar

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Published by Science and Standards Branch in Edmonton, Alberta .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alberta,
  • Prairie Provinces,
  • Alberta.,
  • Prairie Provinces.
    • Subjects:
    • Severe storms -- Alberta.,
    • Severe storms -- Prairie Provinces.,
    • Alberta -- Climate.,
    • Prairie Provinces -- Climate.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Madhav L. Khandekar.
      ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Environment. Science and Standards Division.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC943.5.C2 K49 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 56 p. :
      Number of Pages56
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3727884M
      ISBN 100778524280
      LC Control Number2003374561
      OCLC/WorldCa52838301


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The facts are in this book, including a detailed analysis of extreme weather trends in the United States going back to the nineteenth century. Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads /5(34).

Nowadays, we can see trends even in weather extremes. Studying these trends is an essential step in the extreme event attribution procedure we use at World Weather Attribution. Over the years, we have collected a fair number of results in these analyses and other articles.

The present database in Canada, with respect to several extreme weather events like thunderstorms (with or without tornadoes), severe windstorms, hail and lightening is not adequate for assessment of long term trends and changes. Many of these extreme weather events have been monitored and suitably archived only during the last 25 years or so.

Trends and changes in extreme weather events book 13 July A rapidly-emerging area of scientific study is “event attribution” which seeks to understand the relationships between extreme weather and climate events and climate change. Definitions of rare vary, but an extreme weather event would normally be as rare as or rarer than the 10th or 90th percentile of a probability density function estimated from observations.

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1 Furthermore, global insurer Munich Re calculated that natural disasters caused more than $90 billion in overall losses and $27 billion. Likewise, confidence in trends in extreme winds is low, due to quality and consistency issues with analysed data. So there it is. Except maybe for heat waves the available data provide no good evidence for global increases (or decreases) in any extreme weather events.

The assessments of IPCC have concluded the following on the causes of the upward trends in losses from extreme weather events: Long-term trends in economic disaster losses adjusted for wealth and population increases have not been attributed to climate change, but a role for climate change has not been excluded (SREX SPM, IPCC ).

Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heat waves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change. This chapter focuses on observed changes in temperature, precipitation, storms, floods, and droughts.

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– 69% of the extreme weather events and trends included in the map were found to be made more likely or more severe by human-caused climate change. – 9% of events or trends were made less likely or less severe by climate change, meaning 78% of all events experienced some human impact.

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