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Weather and climate extremes profoundly impact human society and the natural environment across the globe. Recent years have seen an increase in economic losses due to climate and weather extremes, particularly from extremes in different variables that occur simultaneously in space and time, so called compound extremes. Researchers typically study climate and weather extremes from different perspectives. The statistics and applied math communities have focused on theory and methods for extreme values. In contrast, atmospheric scientists have focused on quantifying changes in extremes and understanding the mechanism behind them. Both approaches are crucial for understanding and mitigating the frequency and magnitude of extremes. The workshop will bring together researchers from both communities in order to advance our understanding of the mechanisms causing climate and weather extremes and to find novel approaches to mitigate climate change and its impacts.


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Bo Li University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tiffany Shaw University of Chicago
Richard Smith University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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