Prof Gabi Hegerl, Using observed extreme weather and climate events to inform on future climate risk
From James Stewart
Prof Hegerl is a professor in climate change science in the school of Geosciences. She is Fellow of the Royal Society, the Leopoldina, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society. She has received the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award and the Hans Sigrist Prize of the University of Bern. She co-leads the World Climate Research Programme lighthouse activity ‘safe landing climates‘ ; and have co-led their Grand Challenge on Extremes.She researches causes of climate change, including in temperature and precipitation, from the recent period to the last millennium, and have used this evidence to constrain future climate change.with a special interest in climate extremes, for example, heat waves, compound extremes and impacts of extremes.
You can hear more about her research here https://forecastpod.org/2018/12/19/episode-23-gabi-hegerl/