My work focuses on better understanding the interaction between the climate system and societal impactful weather extremes. Most of my work focuses on convective extreme events such as flash floods and hail. The main topics of my research are:
Interaction between mesoscale processes and the climate system
My goal is to understand how mesoscale processes such as deep convection interact with the climate system and how these processes change due to natural climate variability and forced climate change.
Extreme events and their impacts
I am studying climate extremes such as extreme rainfall, hail, and drought with the aim to enhance the physical understanding of these extremes and to improve their predictability.
Assessment of uncertainties
The climate system is characterized by its large variability that has to be incorporated in climate assessments. I am exploring uncertainties originating from observations, climate model formulation, statistical methods, internal variability, and emission scenarios on different spatial and temporal scales.
Andreas F Prein
I am a Project Scientist I at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. I am working with the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes (C3WE) in the Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory (MMM).
I have a Ph.D. in Physics and a Master in Environmental System Sciences from the University of Graz in Austria. I am an associated editor for the International Journal of Climate Dynamics and coordinate international community activities in the area of convection-permitting climate modeling.
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