Festival della Meteorologia (16.-18.11.2018)
On November 16-18th 2018, Rovereto (in the Trentino region, Italy) hosted the “Festival della Meteorologia”. Since 2015, this event brings together the world of Italian meteorology, from researchers and forecasters to associations and students. The festival offers a concrete and multimedia opportunity to learn about meteorology, the fundamental science and technological aspects involved, and the economic, cultural and social implications. The program is rich and includes plenary conferences on selected topics, exhibitions, side events like evening scientific talks and concerts.
Federico Grazzini was invited to give a plenary presentation about genesis, predictability, and effects of extreme precipitation. After a short introduction of W2W, he focused on extreme precipitation, including the new categorization proposed in the framework of the transfer project T1, complemented with an analysis of the recent extreme event that affected Northern Italy during 27-29th October.
The festival was well attended with more than 2000 participants over the three days, with Italian newspaper articles and media interviews mentioning the themes presented at the festival.
The program of the festival is available here (in Italian).