Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management 

Nanjing, China, 21 October - 1 November 2019

 

For successful and efficient conduct of the summer school, all participants are invited to review and study the preparation material before the Summer School.

 

Software requirements

R software. Packages to install: copula, CDVineCopulaConditional

The Summer School programme can be downloaded here. 

 

Course material / Presentations

 

Week 1

Day 1 (Oct 21)

Day 2 (Oct 22)

Day 3 (Oct 23)

Day 4 (Oct 24)

Day 5 (Oct 25)

Session 1

Welcome and Introduction

Compound Event I
Bart Van den Hurk

Heatwaves - From hazard to impact
Erich Fischer

Compound Event II
Bart Van den Hurk

Game Play
Erich Fischer

Session 2

Heatwaves - Definition, metrics and drivers
Erich Fischer

Heatwaves - Past, present, future
Erich Fischer

Student posters discussion
Group I

Student posters discussion
Group II

Progress report by students
(10 minutes + discussion per project)

Session 3

Project assignment and project meeting*

Project work, meet the lecturers

Project work, meet the lecturers

Risk framework: hazard, exposure and vulnerability
Reinhard Mechler (remote)

Science-policy for climate and DRR discourses
Reinhard Mechler (remote)

Session 4

Project work

Project work

Project work

Project work

Project work

 

Week 2

Day 6 (Oct 28)

Day 7 (Oct 29)

Day 8 (Oct 30)

Day 9 (Oct 31)

Day 10 (Nov 1)

Session 1

Climate Information
Bart Van den Hurk

Introduction to event attribution
Francis Zwiers

Estimation of large return values
Francis Zwiers

Big data
Alexis Hannart

Causal framework and event attribution
Alexis Hannart

Session 2

Extreme value theory
Alexis Hannart

Changes in extreme precipitation I
Xuebin Zhang

From climate to adaptation: a few case studies
Alexis Hannart

Changes in extreme precipitation II
Xuebin Zhang

Project report / planning

Session 3

Project work

Project work

Project work

Project work

Project report / planning

Closing (15h00)

Session 4

Project work

Project work

Project work

Preparation for project report