Winter windstorms are among the most dangerous and costly natural hazards in Central Europe. Compared to convective events, the large extent of affected areas makes them particularly relevant in terms of the risks from both an insurance and an economic point of view. The idea of this project is to improve the analysis of weather patterns and -sequences leading to wind-induced damages using a common approach for three different types of storm impacts, namely building damages, forestry damages and railway disruption risks as an example for (secondary) damages due to wind throw.
WIND is a subproject within ClimXtreme. It is conducted in collaboration with the research group Forestry Economics and Forest Planning at the University of Freiburg.