2020 - 2023
This project is part of the large joint research project ClimXtreme (link) funded by the BMBF. The ClimXtreme consortium as a whole addresses extreme climate events under climate change, namely processes (module A), statistics (module B), and impacts (module C) the latter of which includes the subproject CARLOFFF implemented by the University of Potsdam.
CARLOFFF is short for Convective Atmospheres: linking Radar-based event descriptors and LOsses From Flash Floods. The project aims at establishing a catalogue of potentially impact-relevant, convective heavy rainfall events from radar observations over the past 20 years, and at characterising the spatio-temporal properties of these events. In another catalogue, we will compile reported loss and damage from pluvial and flash floods. Comparing the two catalogues, we will be able to specify impact-relevant event properties. And mapping these properties to the large scale circulation pattern might allow us to understand how the frequency and magnitudes of such impact-relevant events has changed in the past or could change in the future subject to global warming.