Climate extremes such as heat waves or tropical storms have huge social and economic impact. The forecasting of such extreme events at the sub-seasonal time scale (from 10 days to 3 months) is challenging. Since the atmosphere and the ocean are coupled systems of enormous complexity, in order to advance sub-seasonal predictability of extreme events, it is crucial to train a new kind of interdisciplinary top-level researchers, which is the objective of this Training Network.
Besides Training, Management and Dissemination, CAFE research is structured in three scientific Workpackages:
- Atmospheric and oceanic processes
- Extreme events
- Tools for predictability