Project description: Weather and climate extremes are the major contributors to the huge economic lost and casualty due to natural disasters. Traditionally extreme indices are developed to analyze the observed trend and variability in weather and climate extremes. Nevertheless, these distributions of indices are calculated locally at stations or data grids and do not consider the connection to neighboring stations or grids. We had developed an algorithm to search and define extreme events from a alternative view. The uniqueness of the research work is on search of events by spatial and temporal connected extremes occurrences. The extremes can be heavy rainfall, heat waves, and drought, etc. The severity of events can be used as a threshold to test the sensitivity of methodology in determining the event duration, affected area, magnitude, and integrated severity of event. The concurrent weather systems and environment conditions associated with the extreme events can also be traced. The outcome can be compared and ranked through record history and with different regions. The total magnitude of unsegregated extreme events should link more directly to the potential damages of natural disasters. The joint events from different extremes that lead to compound hazard can be further explored.

Preferred background of student candidates:
• Senior or Junior students with good English skills are welcome.
• Strong knowledge/experience in computer (linux system) is essential.
• Good programming skills (NCL, python, C/Fortran) would be a plus.

  • Field: Natural Science
  • School: National Taiwan Normal University
  • Organizer: Department of Earth Sciences
  • Period of Apply: 2024/01/15 - 2024/12/31
  • Term: 3-6 months
  • Fee: No registration fee or tuition fee. Monthly allowances will be granted as TEEP scholarships and assistantships from research projects.
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  • Contact Person:Cheng-Ta Chen
  • Phone:+886937831977