Welcome! My name is Emanuele Bevacqua and I am Research Scientist and Leader of the group “Compound Climate eXtremes” (Emmy Noether Programme) at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Germany), where I am deputy head of the Department of Compound Environmental Risks.

Trained as a Physicist at the University of Calabria (Italy) with a curriculum in Astrophysics and Geophysics, I earned my PhD in Physics/Climate Science at GEOMAR (Germany) and Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz (Austria). Later, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Meteorology department of the University of Reading (UK).

My research focuses on understanding the impact of climate change and variability on extreme events, particularly compound events, which are combinations of multiple climatic drivers and/or hazards that cause societal or environmental impacts. For example, I study long-lasting precipitation events caused by consecutive stormscompound flooding in low-lying coastal areas due to co-occurring precipitation and sea level extremes, and meteorological droughts in combination with heat waves. I combine climate models, outputs from hydrological models, and statistical tools to understand the physical mechanisms driving these extreme events and associated future changes, with a focus on uncertainties. My area of interest includes climate model evaluation, multivariate statistics (copulas and pair-copula constructions), statistical downscaling, regional climate modelling, and storylines.

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