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 advances the Nation’s ability to identify and project climate extremes and how they are impacted by environmental drivers.