• TECA: Toolkit for Extreme Climate Analysis

    New, open-community software tools to meet the challenges of extreme event detection and analysis.

  • Climate change increased Hurricane Harvey precipitation by at least 19%

    Attributable human-induced changes in the likelihood and magnitude of the observed extreme precipitation during Hurricane Harvey

  • Artificial intelligence for tracking extreme weather

    Trained deep neural networks to I.D. hurricanes and atmospheric rivers

  • Impact of tropical cyclones on modeled extreme wind‐wave climate

    Simulated extreme wave heights depend on atmospheric model resolution and climate state

  • Relationships between Atlantic hurricanes and their precursors

    Atlantic hurricanes are not limited by their typical precursor, African easterly waves, on season-climate timescales

Risks of extreme weather events pose some of the greatest hazards to society and the environment as the climate system changes due to anthropogenic (i.e., human-caused) warming. If the severity of extreme climate events continues to increase, this will constitute one of the most stressing forms of change for society and the environment.

The Calibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution, and Detection of Extremes (CASCADE) project will advance the Nation’s ability to identify and project climate extremes and how they are impacted by environmental drivers.

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