EGU General Assembly 2013

April 2013




I am very grateful for the support through the RMetSoc for my participation at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna in April 2013. This yearly conference was attended by more than 10,000 participants from all over the world. It is a great opportunity especially for every young researcher to get a broad overview of the different fields and aspects of geosciences but also to get to know leading scientists and learn about new developments in various geosciences disciplines.
I attended several oral presentations and saw quite a big number of posters mainly across the field of climate diagnostics in the North Atlantic and European region. The most interesting and relevant session at the conference for me was “Mid-latitude Cyclones and Storms: Diagnostics of Observed and Future Trends, and related Impacts”. I presented a poster in this session about the role of baroclinicity in the development of extra-tropical cyclones. This work is part of my research I have carried out within the first six months of my PhD. With this poster I mainly addressed the question how the position of anomalies in baroclinicity in the mid troposphere influence the location and strength of a downstream surface storm event.
I had the possibility to discuss with numerous international colleagues about my research. The discussions I had and the comments and feedback I received will help me for my further investigations in this topic.