Bart van den Hurk
Bart van den Hurk

Bart van den Hurk

On Bart's contribution

The virtual realities of hydro-meteorological extremes

Throughout the last decades, rapid changes in the Earth System have led to unequal effects of climate change across the planet. As a result, there has been an increase in social inequalities. The predictability of extreme hydro-meteorological events such as e.g. droughts and floods is now very variable across the globe. Bart van den Hurk et 6 al look back from a future where technologies such as virtual reality are mainstream and can be used to forecast and anticipate extreme events as well as warn those at risk.

Bart van den Hurk et 6 al present their work on day 2 of T2051MCC. On this day it is assumed that global heating has remained below 1.5°C.

Some background on Bart

Deltares, MH Delft, The Netherlands

Bart van den Hurk has a PhD on land surface modelling, obtained in Wageningen in 1996. He has worked at the Dutch Meteorological institute KNMI in model development for numerical weather prediction, as climate scenario developer, and as head of the department on model development and climate research. He is Lead Author of the 6th IPCC Assessment Report (WG-I).

Currently he works as strategic research manager at Deltares, Delft. Deltares is a Dutch knowledge institute on water and subsoil. It develops hydrological forecasting systems and future outlooks.

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