Pilot 7.2 | Urban resilience to extreme weather - climate service

Pilot 7.2 | Urban resilience to extreme weather - climate service

The pilot application is focusing on the sponge city concept and atmospheric phenomena concerning the safety in and around cities. The application focuses on Urban Heat Index, drought and precipitation and provides methods for impact studies and evaluation of different adaptation strategies. Post-processing models will be used for seasonal and shorter-term forecasts and all will be combined with in-situ observations. A seamless product portfolio will help road maintenance companies and city authorities in managing impacts of snowfall events.

/ Objectives
  • Aggregation of multiple spatial and temporal scales (forecasting and observations)
  • Develop and establish climate services to assess the risk of urban hazards and to support the reduction of risks in cities and their surroundings by appropriate adaptation strategies
  • Support of climate adaptation on the local scale; strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity
/ Partners

DWD, FMI, ZAMG

/ Key Users

Cities and municipalities in Finland, Germany, and Austria

/ Key Datasets

C3S seasonal forecast data, S2S database, and HARMONIE NWP, AROME, INCA model forecasts

/ ID Card
Expected outcome of the pilot

The three pilots have the goal to strengthen urban resilience to extreme weather using various time-scales (sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts, as well as climate projections).  

The pilots provide:

  • sub-seasonal and seasonal forecast products for the city of Helsinki including e.g. snow accumulation, long freezing periods during winter, warm weather periods during winter, slippery conditions for pedestrians and conditions for spring street cleaning
  • seasonal forecasts products with a focus on summer heat and dry conditions for different German cities (e.g. Aschaffenburg) using a statistical down-scaling approach to reach a higher spatial resolution without losing forecast skill
  • climate projection products for various Austrian cities with a focus on summer heat load for urban planning, risk management and environmental protection

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