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CONVEX: CONVective EXtremes

CONVEX: CONVective EXtremes

Using observational evidence and process understanding to improve predictions of extreme rainfall change.

Project leader

Prof Hayley Fowler

Project staff

Dr Stephen Blenkinsop

Dr Steven Chan

Dr Christopher Ferro

Dr Elizabeth Kendon

Nigel Roberts

Professor David B. Stephenson



University of Exeter

University of Reading

UK Met Office

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)

Land and Water division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the United States

Colorado State University


CONVEX is a three and a half year project which brings together UK climate modelling, statistical modelling, Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) scientists and the impacts community to work together to improve our understanding of the characteristics extreme rainfall and its underlying causative processes. It will provide a better understanding, essential for improved model projections of extreme rainfall change under global warming.