Sem Vijverberg

Sem Vijverberg
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU · The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)

Utrecht University - MSc Climate Physics

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Heatwaves can have devastating impact on society and reliable early warnings at several weeks lead time are needed. Previous studies showed that north-Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) can provide long-lead predictability for eastern US temperature, mediated by an atmospheric Rossby wave. The exact mechanisms, however, are not well understood....
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Extreme summer temperatures can cause severe societal impacts. Early warnings can aid societal preparedness, but reliable forecasts for extreme temperatures at subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) timescales are still missing. Earlier work showed that specific sea surface temperature (SST) patterns over the northern Pacific are precursors of high temperat...
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This chapter surveys how the state of knowledge about the physical processes that cause extreme heat and the societal factors that determine its impacts can be used to better predict these aspects of future climate change. Covering global projections; event attribu­tion; atmospheric dynamics; regional and local effects; and impacts on health, agric...

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We want to understand the dynamical mechanisms that lead to (persistent) summer extremes. By combining causal inference techniques and expert knowledge, we aim to improve subseasonal-to-seasonal forecasts.