Extreme Weather Forecasting

Extreme Weather Forecasting

1st Edition - June 30, 2022

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  • Editors: Marina Astitha, Efthymios Nikolopoulos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201244

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Extreme Weather Forecasting reviews current knowledge about extreme weather events, including key elements and less well-known variables to accurately forecast them. The book covers multiple temporal scales as well as components of current weather forecasting systems. Sections cover case studies on successful forecasting as well as the impacts of extreme weather predictability, presenting a comprehensive and model agnostic review of best practices for atmospheric scientists and others who utilize extreme weather forecasts.

Key Features

  • Reviews recent developments in numerical prediction for better forecasting of extreme weather events
  • Covers causes and mechanisms of high impact extreme events and how to account for these variables when forecasting
  • Includes numerous case studies on successful forecasting, outlining why they worked


Atmospheric Sciences. Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Marina Astitha and Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos

    1. Definition of extreme weather events and forecasting techniques

    Marina Astitha and Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos

    1.1 Definition of extreme weather events

    Marina Astitha and Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos

    1.2 Forecasting techniques

    Marina Astitha and Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos

    1.3 Extreme weather forecasting in urban areas

    Mukul Tewari

    1.4 Review of wildfire prediction

    Branko Kosovic

    2. Operational multi-scale predictions of hazardous events

    Linus Magnusson

    3. Forecasting extreme weather events and associated impacts: Case Studies

    3.1 Extreme heat

    Martina Calovi, Weiming Hu, Guido Cervone and Laura Clemente-Harding

    3.2 Atmospheric Rivers

    Forest Cannon

    3.3 The Hydrological Hillslope-Link Model for Space-Time Prediction of Streamflow: Insights and Applications at the Iowa Flood Center

    Ricardo Mantilla

    3.4 Social Impacts: Integrating dynamic social vulnerability in impact-based weather forecasting

    Isabelle Ruin and Galateia Terti

    3.5 Landslides/debris flows

    Dalia Kirschbaum

    3.6 Weather-induced Power outages

    Diego Cerrai and Emmanouil Anagnostou

    4. Summary and the path forward

    Marina Astitha and Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos

Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201244

About the Editors

Marina Astitha

Dr. Marina Astitha is an Associate Professor and the Associate Department Head at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut (UConn). Dr. Astitha’s expertise lie in the areas of atmospheric numerical modeling (weather and air quality) from regional to global scales. She is leading the Atmospheric Modeling and Air Quality Group since joining UConn in 2013. Her research program focuses on improving the prediction of extreme weather events, wind prediction for wind farm facilities, and integration of multi-media modeling systems with machine learning to solve environmental problems. She is committed in supporting, mentoring, and inspiring the next generation of engineers to innovate, lead and thrive in solving complex environmental problems and sustain a healthy, diverse and equitable society in the years to come

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Associate Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut, CT, USA

Efthymios Nikolopoulos

Dr. Efthymios Nikolopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the integration of remote sensing observations with numerical and statistical modeling in order to advance understanding and predictability of water cycle components and weather-related hazards. Dr. Nikolopoulos has authored/co-authored 60 peer-reviewed publications and 8 book chapters in the areas of hydrometeorology, remote sensing of precipitation, flood hydrology and landslide/debris flow prediction. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrology and the recipient of the NASA Earth System Science Graduate Fellowship and the Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

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