Regional Climate Research Group
Head: Douglas Maraun
Climate change is a global issue - but it is the regions where we experience its impacts: in Europe, in Austria, in Styria.
Our group researches the processes governing regional climate change, in particular the occurrence of extreme events such as heavy rainfall or drought. How much has the climate already changed? Has climate change already influenced recent extreme events? What changes do we expect in the future? How would past extremes look like in a warmer climate?
Our scientists furthermore aim to understand the limitations of our knowledge on regional climate change: how good are our models to simulate regional climate change? How certain are we about our simulations?
Finally, the group prepares and tailors climate simulations for studying potential impacts of climate change, to ultimately support decisions about climate change mitigation and adaptation.