The 12th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology

A streetscape in Korea taken during the 12th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology. Picture: Andrew King


In early July, Markus and I attended the 12th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology (IMSC) held in Jeju, South Korea. World-leading experts in climate science and applied statistics came to give talks and discuss their work. There were sessions on Detection and Attribution, Weather and Climate extremes, and CMIP5 model evaluation amongst others.

There were many interesting presentations, including plenaries by Francis Zwiers (PCIC, Univ. Victoria) on analysis of precipitation extremes in climate models, Kate Willett (Met Office Hadley Centre) on the International Surface Temperature Initiative, and Ed Hawkins (Univ. Reading) on the recent warming hiatus.

Another scene from Korea. Picture: Andrew King


Markus gave a talk on his work compiling global climate extremes datasets and comparing extremes in different reanalysis products.

I gave a talk on drivers of mean and extreme rainfall variability in Australia in the session on large-scale climate variability and teleconnections.

The volcanic island of Jeju provided an excellent setting for the meeting. We were also able to sample some of the local food (lots of fish!) and culture during our week there.

You can find out more about the 12th IMSC here.

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