Weather conditions can have drastic effects on nature, society and the economy. For example a tropical cyclone can lead to major destruction of coastal infrastructure with long term effects on societies; droughts can induce crop failure, rising food prices, and malnutrition; or heavy rain may cause river floods and infectious diseases.
Here you can find articles addressing extreme events which are by definition rare events. For example in the case of river discharge a particularly high water level that has only be reached once in 100 years so far is considered extreme. Events with higher levels of discharge would than be called “once-in-a-100-years-events”. Under climate change, the frequency as well as the intensity of weather related extreme impact events are expected to exacerbate in many regions of the world.
The collection of articles compiled here ask questions such as “Are our impact models able to reproduce them?”, “Has climate change lead to an increase in damages induced by river floods?” and “Do we have to expect more frequent crop failure because of more heatwaves?”