High resolution data for extreme weather events in alpine regions

ACRP project HighResMountains


Project overview

Funding: ACRP Project, Climate and Energy Fund
Title: Mountain weather in high-resolution climate data: How will the new generation of ÖKS benefit from new emerging datasets?
Keywords: Mountains, high-resolution data, Alps, extreme events
Project lead: University of Innsbruck, Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences (ACINN)
Contact: Nikolina Ban (nikolina.ban@uibk.ac.at), Mathias Rotach (mathias.rotach@uibk.ac.at)
Project partners: University of Graz, GeoSphere Austria
Project duration: 01.11.2022-01.10.2025



HighResMountains brings together various emerging and high-resolution climate data with the overall goal of understanding extreme events over the complex Alpine region and their changes with further atmospheric warming.

Executive Summary

The main goal of HighResMountains is to gain a deeper understanding of extreme events and their processes and changes with further warming of the atmosphere over the Alps. The specific focus will be on precipitation (rain and snow) and mountain wind systems (like foehn) which will be analyzed in different emerging high-resolution datasets. The main results of the project will provide relevant information and guidelines on methods limitations for the development of new Austrian climate scenarios.