Providing Regional Climate Services to British Columbia

You are here

CMOS Special Webinar: Attribution analysis of the late June Extreme Heat event

Presenter: 
Dr. Faron Anslow
When: 
July 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: 

This event was held as a Zoom meeting on Jul 22, 2021 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Daylight Time (US and Canada)
View a recording of the talk, here.

Attribution analysis of the late June Extreme Heat event

Over the last week of June 2021, the Pacific Northwest areas of the U.S. and Western Canada experienced extreme temperatures, with records shattered in numerous locations.

Scientists from the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland collaborated to assess to what extent human-induced climate change made this heatwave hotter and more likely. The results of their work were published as a rapid attribution study by the World Weather Attribution initiative.

Dr. Faron Anslow is a climatologist and leads the Climate Analysis and Monitoring theme at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. He is a member of the international team that conducted the analysis, and will be sharing the results of the study in this special webinar for the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS).