Maps of extreme weather events: a new CMCC tool for land protection
The CMCC – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change has launched the new climate service ‘Monitoring Extreme Events’, which maps extreme weather recorded in Italy to date, allowing to analyse the effects of climate change.
The tool enriches the CLIME platform (www.dataclime.com) created by the CMCC, providing the latest data in a timely manner for those who need to analyse the evolution of meteorological phenomenatriggered by the worsening effects of climate change.
Indeed, the new feature with its user-friendly graphic interface offers a dynamic and interactive view of all past major atmospheric events, and the option of selecting a period and type of event by using appropriate filters.
This database thus constitutes a recordof climatic evolution in the Italian territory and of its subsequent socio-economic impact, enhanced by the growing frequency and intensity of weather phenomena. The data published in reports on extreme weather events are also accompanied by links to news reports published by newspapers, which describe them. The available data can also be downloaded as text files or in a format compatible for use on georeferenced platforms, enabling studies at local level and in urban areas.
The information available has considerable economic value in some sectors, including, for example, insurance for protection against extreme weather. The available data can also be downloaded as text files or in a format compatible for use on georeferenced platforms, enabling studies at local level and in urban areas.
The service, available both in Italian and English, can be accessed by authorised users who, after registering on the platform, may consult the data for Italy for the first three months of 2022.
For service information or customisation requests: firstname.lastname@example.org