What is an extreme event?
Since 1981, a research project has analysed the extreme events that have affected certain Alpine regions. The results of which have enabled new models to manage them better.
Extreme events are intense weather phenomena that usually have a high return time - taking up to several decades before an event of the same type occurs again. However, climate change is modifying the situation: extreme events are becoming more frequent, and this requires a rethinking of how they are reported, modeled and dealt with.