Understanding the changes to extreme weather

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Donald H. Burn, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

As our climate continues to change, we will face more extreme weather events on a local and global scale. Donald Burn is studying the impacts of climate change on extreme weather and hydrological events. Using statistical hydrology to develop approaches for frequency analysis of flooding events, Burn’s team has quantified changes in flooding in Canada and the US. Burn’s research is supporting critical work on characterizing the probabilities of various extreme events and contributing to improved flood warning systems and flood risk management strategies.