Interdisciplinary Science Challenge 1: Identify and Model the Processes Responsible for Hazards Related to Weather and Air Pollution, and Project the Influences of Climate Change

Scientists in MMM engage the science of hazard prediction at the basic process level, taking full advantage of new modeling and observational capabilities to understand mechanisms responsible for weather-related hazards including hurricanes, severe convection, and air quality. Hazard prediction work in MMM also includes the research about the impacts of hazardous weather on society and research on strategies for effective communication of hazard information.  On longer time scales, regional climate research seeks to identify pathways of improved prediction of the statistics of hazards, especially in a changing climate.  The efforts in this area involve the coupling of atmospheric science with social science, mathematics and engineering to achieve progress.