Report: Session 2. 1115 Extreme event studies John McBride 1130 Climate change and fire weather Kevin Hennessy 1145 Seasonal Prediction Chris Lucas. McBride:Extreme event studies.
Reeder supported the idea through getting excited at what he had learned from his studies of Black Saturday
Puri made the point that the model developers, the radar people, the seasonal prediction group etc are doing case studies anyway. McBride answer: sure, but they need to have the case studies, process studies and publication built in as an integral part of their workplan.
Rapporteur assessment: Capability to carry out this basic phenomological research on extreme fire weather events and seasons resides only in our meteorological community (CAWCR, Monash, Melb Uni). It is incumbent on us to develop and maintain this capability.