Weather@home and at EGU General Assembly

Weather@home and at EGU General Assembly

Weather@home and are again significantly represented with both oral presentations and posters at the annual European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 17-22 April in Vienna. The Assembly provides a forum where geoscientists from all over the world can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. is a volunteer computing, climate modelling project based at the University of Oxford in the Environmental Change Institute, the Oxford e-Research Centre and Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. The project runs global climate modelling experiments using the home computers of thousands of volunteers. Weather@home is a project within for smaller scale, regional climate models.

Oxford e-Research Centre’s participation in the EGU showcases the leading work in climate and event attribution science ongoing both at the Oxford e-Research centre and the Environmental Change Institute and the importance that citizen science through volunteer computing can have in developing our understanding of climate change.

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Specific contributions (click on the links for abstracts):

HS4.4 - Drought and water scarcity: monitoring, modelling and forecasting to improve hydro-meteorological risk management

Oral - Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016, 10:30-10.45
Synthetic drought event sets: thousands of meteorological drought events for risk-based management under present and future conditions
Benoit P. Guillod, Neil Massey, Friederike E. L. Otto, Myles R. Allen, Richard Jones, and Jim W. Hall

NP4.4 - Linking Models and Data: Prediction, Verification, and Intercomparison:

Poster - Tue, 19 Apr, 17:30–19:00
Diagnosing forecast model errors with a perturbed physics ensemble
David Mulholland, Keith Haines, and Sarah Sparrow

ESSI3.3: Earth science on Cloud, HPC and Grid 

Poster - Wed, 20 Apr, 17:30–19:00
Challenges and opportunities of cloud computing for atmospheric sciences
Diego A. Pérez Montes, Juan A. Añel, Tomás F. Pena, and David C. H. Wallom

CL2.10 - Detecting and attributing climate change: trends, extreme events, and impacts

Oral – Friday 22 April, 15:30–15:45:
Fast-track extreme event attribution: How fast can we disentangle thermodynamic (forced) and dynamic (internal) contributions?
Karsten Haustein, Friederike Otto, Peter Uhe, Myles Allen, and Heidi Cullen

Posters - Fri, 22 Apr, 17:30–19:00:
Dynamical phenomena: implications for extreme event attribution
Dann Mitchell, Paolo Davini, Ben Harvey, Neil Massey, Karsten Haustein, Tim Woollings, Richard Jones, Fredi Otto, Benoit Guillod, Sarah Sparrow, David Wallom, and Myles Allen

Multi-method attribution analysis of extreme precipitation in Boulder, Colorado
Jonathan Eden, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, and Friederike Otto

Comparing model ensembles in an event attribution study of 2012 West African rainfall
Hannah Parker, Fraser C. Lott, and Rosalind J. Cornforth


More information on all the presentations

Read about's study on human influences on climate in the 2014 southern England winter floods and their impacts

See recent results from the weather@home 2015 Western US drought experiment, run live to show participants and the general public in detail the methods and approaches used and see how their contributions add to the work.