Mobiliar Lab for Natural Risks


1st European Hail Workshop

In several regions of Europe, including Switzerland, south-west Germany and Austria, hail damage has increased substantially in recent years with the consequence that hail is now one of the major atmospheric risks. From 25th to 27th June 2014 the Mobiliar Lab, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), MeteoSwiss, and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change (OCCR) jointly organized a workshop for researchers and professionals to discuss different aspects of hail.

The workshop was attended by 125 interested people from 18 different countries. The program included 40 presentations and a poster session on issues including

  • Convection and hail in a changing climate
  • The microphysics and dynamics of hail storms
  • Hail damage and hail damage prevention
  • Local probabilities and long-term statistics of hail
  • Nowcasting and forecasting of hail

Further information can be found at the following link: