First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change

Current understanding of how tornadoes might change with global warming is limited. Incomplete data sets and the small-scale nature of tornadic events make it difficult to draw definitive conclusions. A consensus report on the climate of extreme storms found little evidence of trends in tornado frequency in the United States. However new research suggests a potential climate change footprint on tornadoes. Some of this research was presented at the First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change, hosted by Aegean Conferences. The summit took place at the Minoa Palace in Chania, Greece, from 25 to 30 May 2014. Thirty delegates from eight countries - Greece, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Israel, and Taiwan - participated.

Elsner, J. and Guishard, MP, Meeting Summary: First International Summit on Tornadoes and Climate Change, Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Volume 95, Issue 45, page 412, 11 November 2014.