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Cornelia Schwierz
MeteoSwiss
41Publications
21H-index
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Existing heat–health warning systems focus on warning vulnerable groups in order to reduce mortality. However, human health and performance are affected at much lower environmental heat strain levels than those directly associated with higher mortality. Moreover, workers are at elevated health risks when exposed to prolonged heat. This study describes the multilingual “HEAT-SHIELD occupational warning system” platform (https://heatshield.zonalab.it/) operating for Europe and developed within the...
#1Ana Casanueva (MeteoSwiss)H-Index: 1
#2Sven Kotlarski (MeteoSwiss)H-Index: 24
Last.Cornelia Schwierz (MeteoSwiss)H-Index: 21
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Abstract. Along with the higher demand of bias-corrected data for climate impact studies, the number of available data sets has largely increased in the recent years. For instance, the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) constitutes a framework for consistently projecting the impacts of climate change across affected sectors and spatial scales. These data are very attractive for any impact application since they offer worldwide bias-corrected data based on Global Climate...
High temperatures lead to heat-related human stress and an increased mortality risk. To quantify heat discomfort and the relevant dangers, heat stress indices combine different meteorological variables such as temperature, relative humidity, radiation and wind speed. In this paper, a set of widely-used heat stress indices is analyzed and compared to the heat index currently used to issue official heat warnings in Switzerland, considering 28 Swiss weather stations for the years 1981–2017. We inve...
The frequency of extreme heat events, such as the summer of 2003 in Europe, and their corresponding consequences for human beings are expected to increase under a warmer climate. The joint collaboration of institutional agencies and multidisciplinary approaches is essential for a successful development of heat-health warning systems and action plans which can reduce the impacts of extreme heat on the population. The present work constitutes a state-of-the-art review of 16 European heat-health wa...
#1Stephan PfahlH-Index: 22
#2Cornelia SchwierzH-Index: 21
Last.Heini WernliH-Index: 44
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Atmospheric blocking can contribute to extreme weather events. A Lagrangian approach applied to reanalysis data shows that a large fraction of air masses are heated before entering a blocking system, pointing to a role for latent heating.
#1Lars Wiegand (University of Leeds)H-Index: 3
#2Arwen TwitchettH-Index: 2
Last.Peter KnippertzH-Index: 39
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Around 26 May 2008 a pronounced potential vorticity (PV) streamer penetrated from the North Atlantic into the western Mediterranean Sea followed by widespread dust mobilization over the Maghreb region of northwest Africa and a subsequent northward transport into central Europe. At the same time, strong southerly flow over the Mediterranean Sea caused heavy precipitation and flooding at the windward side of the European Alps. Using continuous and feature-based error measures, as well as ensemble ...
#1Cornelia Schwierz (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 21
#2Pamela Köllner-Heck (Swiss Re)H-Index: 3
Last.Christoph Schär (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 60
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Severe wind storms are one of the major natural hazards in the extratropics and inflict substantial economic damages and even casualties. Insured storm-related losses depend on (i) the frequency, nature and dynamics of storms, (ii) the vulnerability of the values at risk, (iii) the geographical distribution of these values, and (iv) the particular conditions of the risk transfer. It is thus of great importance to assess the impact of climate change on future storm losses. To this end, the curren...
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