9th HyMeX Workshop 21-25 September 2015, Mykonos, Greece

General information

The 9th HyMeX workshop will take place from 21 to 25 September 2015, in Mykonos Island, Greece. It will be organized by the National Observatory of Athens at Saint-John hotel.

Objectives

The general objectives of the HyMeX workshops are to strengthen the links and knowledge exchange, as well as to foster collaborations within the HyMeX research community. The 9th HyMeX workshop will occur at midterm of the programme. It will be the opportunity to assess the achievements of the programme, both in terms of data collected and science results, against the original objectives of the HyMeX Science Plan (http://www.hymex.org/public/documents/HyMeX_Science_Plan.pdf). Running over 5 days, the programme will consist of plenary sessions with review solicited talks and Science Teams oral and poster sessions with an open call for contributions to present and discuss recent scientific progresses regarding the Mediterranean water cycle. Leer más de esta entrada

Climate change impacts on wildfires in a Mediterranean environment

Nou artícle publicat a Climatic Change sobre els impactes del canvi climàtic als incencis del Mediterrani.

 

Abstract

We analyse the observed climate-driven changes in summer wildfires and their future evolution in a typical Mediterranean environment (NE Spain). By analysing observed climate and fire data from 1970 to 2007, we estimate the response of fire number (NF) and burned area (BA) to climate trends, disentangling the drivers responsible for long-term and interannual changes by means of a parsimonious Multi Linear Regression model (MLR). In the last forty years, the observed NF trend was negative. Here we show that, if improvements in fire management were not taken into account, the warming climate forcing alone would have led to a positive trend in NF. On the other hand, for BA, higher fuel flammability is counterbalanced by the indirect climate effects on fuel structure (i.e. less favourable conditions for fine-fuel availability and fuel connectivity), leading to a slightly negative trend. Driving the fire model with A1B climate change scenarios based on a set of Regional Climate Models from the ENSEMBLES project indicates that increasing temperatures promote a positive trend in NF if no further improvements in fire management are introduced.

AUTHORS: Marco Turco, María del Carmen Llasat, Jost von Hardenberg and Antonello Provenzale.

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XXIX Trobades Científiques de la Mediterrània Josep Miquel Vidal

El clima de la Mediterrània: del passat als impactes del canvi climàtic

Maó (Menorca) del 16 al 18 d’octubre 2013
Dates importants: 15 de setembre: data límit per enviar els resums.
30 de setembre: programa definitiu
7 d’octubre: data límit per a inscriure’s.

Com cada any, l’Institut Menorquí d’Estudis http://www.ime.cat/  i la Societat Catalana de Física organitzen les Trobades Científiques de la Mediterrània amb el suport de diverses institucions acadèmiques. El seu objectiu principal és proveir un marc per al bescanvi d’experiència i coneixements sobre un tema actual de recerca dintre de l’àmbit de la Física.

Formulari d’inscripció: http://blogs.iec.cat/scfis/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2013/06/FORMULARI-Menorca3.pdf

Més informació (english information): http://marine-climate.uib.es/index.php

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