92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Session 4 Extreme Events in Weather, Water, and Climate

Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room 238 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Host: 21st Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Cochairs:  E. Gilleland, NCAR and Adam H. Monahan, University of Victoria
  1:30 PM
US Landfalling Hurricanes and Economic Damage: An Extreme Value Perspective
Daniel R. Chavas, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and E. Yonekura, C. Karamperidou, N. Cavanaugh, and K. Serafin
  2:00 PM
On the Predictability of Extreme Temperatures on Medium to Sub-Seasonal Time Scales
Violeta E. Toma, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and J. I. Belanger, M. T. Jelinek, B. D. Campbell, P. Webster, and J. Curry
  2:15 PM
Investigating Drivers of European Hot Spells Using Extreme Value Analysis
David J. Keellings, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and M. Jones, C. Dewes, and C. Photiadou
  2:30 PM
A General Perspective of Extreme Events in Weather and Climate
Philip Sura, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  2:45 PM
Need for Caution in Interpreting Extreme Weather Statistics
Prashant D. Sardeshmukh, Univ. of Colorado/CIRES/CDC and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and G. P. Compo and C. Penland