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Climate Research and Risk

Our research helps us to understand how our climate will change and its impacts on us and our environment.

Increasing our understanding of extreme weather

Our challenge is to help increase resilience against the impacts of climate change. These effects can include extreme weather events.

We're able to do that because we understand how the climate system works and how it might change in the future. We combine this with our expertise in how human and natural systems respond to change. We can then work out future levels of risk. This process depends on high-quality datasets and modelling tools.

We work to:

  • develop new, high-quality datasets of climate observations
  • understand the physical processes in the climate system that produce extreme weather events
  • create the best modelling to understand future extreme weather events
  • develop new approaches to combine information about hazards and vulnerability to quantify risk

Some examples of our research in this area: