EGU Topical Conference Series
10th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms
Nicosia, Cyprus, 22 – 24 September 2008



Objectives of the Conference

Over the years, the various editions of the Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms have provided a crucial contribution in improving our understanding of extreme rain events over the Mediterranean area and of their ground effects. The objective of the 2008 Conference (the 10th of the series) is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the present state of knowledge, as well as of the necessary advances in research and application disciplines related to Mediterranean storms, such as: nature and physical processes of these extreme events; expected changes in relationship to predicted climate changes; advanced techniques to observe, monitor and forecast these storms; their relationships to coupled surface processes and effects, with particular emphasis on damaging floods, and landslides; and finally the socio-economical implications.

Thus, the 2008 Conference will include 12 main Topics:

  • Topic 1: Climate Change and Extreme Events
  • Topic 2: Storm Processes
  • Topic 3: Mesoscale Modeling
  • Topic 4: Remote Sensing
  • Topic 5: Nowcasting
  • Topic 6: Operational Meteorological Forecasting
  • Topic 7: Rainfall Downscaling
  • Topic 8: Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Topic 9: Hydrological Processes
  • Topic 10: Operational Hydrological Forecasting
  • Topic 11: Prediction & Effects of Rainfall-Induced Landslides
  • Topic 12: Societal Impacts and Responses