Clim2FlEx – Mapping of climate to flood extremes

Mapping of climate to flood extremes


In the Clim2FlEx project we plan to better understand how floods of different kind and their impacts on the landscape are related to climate extremes (of precipitation and temperature) and how these extremes are related to large scale predictors (e.g. climate oscillations, teleconnections). Through a novel integrated modeling chain, we aim at identifying the climate extreme indices that better relate to river floods, the large-scale climate phenomena controlling their dynamics, their expected modifications due to climate change and the associated uncertainties.

Three research questions will be at the core of Clim2FlEx:

  • What are the large scale predictors of climate extremes that are relevant to river floods and their change?
  • What is the role of spatio-temporal scales when mapping climate to flood extremes?
  • How are climate extremes and river floods of different types related to each other?

Project participants

The research project 2022AX3882 – Clim2FlEx – “Mapping of climate to flood extremes” is funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) as a Project of Significant National Interest (PRIN).

The investigators are:


  • 16 Apr 2024 – Anna Basso starts a research grant with Clim2FlEx
  • 14-19 Apr 2024 – Clim2FlEx at EGU
  • 15 Mar 2024 – Internal meeting (minutes here)
  • 13 Dec 2023 – Internal project kickoff meeting (minutes here)
  • Oct-Dec 2023 – Calls for Post-Doctoral Researchers


The project was presented during the EGU24 General Assembly:

  • poster session held by Luca Lombardo: (click here to see the poster)
    • European Alps, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-6458,, 2024. (link here)
  • PICO presentation given by Alberto Viglione:
    • Viglione, A., Arnone, E., Corti, S., Ferguglia, O., Giuntoli, I.,  von Hardenberg, J., Lombardo, L., Mazzoglio, P., and Palazzi, E.: Mapping of climate to flood extremes in the European Alps: a multidisciplinary approach, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-4014,, 2024. (link here)
  • look also to the oral presentation given by Ignazio Giuntoli and Susanna Corti:
    • Giuntoli, I. and Corti, S.: Year-round Mediterranean Weather Regimes for exploring the occurrence of extreme precipitations, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-17290,, 2024. (link here)