Regional climate downscaling and CORDEX at AOGS2017

‘Regional Climate Downscaling and CORDEX: Challenges and Prospects’ at AOGS2017

During the AOGS2017, August 6-11, in Singapore Hyun-Suk Kang will be convening the session ‘Regional Climate Downscaling and CORDEX: Challenges and Prospects’.

Dealdine for abstract submission is 15 February 2017! Early-bird registration deadline 24 May.

Session description below, details can be found at http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2017/public.asp?page=sessionList.htm

AS31 Session Description:

There have been significant efforts for a few decades on regional downscaling to aim for producing regional and/or local climate projection as well as expanding scientific understanding on climate processes. In this context, a recent WCRP major project, Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) provides a common framework that consists of 14 continental-scale domains, in which four initiatives belongs to Australasia: CORDEX-South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. This region needs to be considered with caution and in- depth, both in geographical and climatological perspectives, because it covers very unique and complex climatological phenomena. These include: the most complex orography with the highest plateau in the world; the strongest monsoon areas including Indian, East Asian, Northwest Pacific, and Australian monsoons; the strongest convection in the tropical maritime continents; the strongest tropical cyclones activities; and even both the northern and southern Hemisphere. Despite of the successful achievements made by CORDEX-Asia communities, we still need many issues to be addressed such as coupling ocean-atmosphere, climate-vegetation, climate-aerosols, and other climate processes. In addition, statistical/empirical regional climate downscaling approaches have received increasing attention by stakeholders in the regions. Hence, this session invites scientists within and outside the CORDEX initiatives to share their scientific findings on various issues related to dynamical and statistical/empirical regional climate downscaling methods. This session covers following themes: 1) Evaluation of regional downscaling techniques (dynamical and statistical methods), 2) Development of coupled regional climate model, 3) Added-values in regional climate downscaling by comparison with high-quality observation datasets, 4) Process-based studies on sensitivity to the large-scale forcing, regional forcing, domain size, resolution, physics, and etc., 5) Regional climate projection and understanding on climate sensitivity, and finally 6) Other issues relevant to regional climate downscaling including application to application sectors.

Convenors:  Hyun-Suk Kang (KMA, Korea), 

                    Satyaban Bishoyl Ratna (JAMSTEC, Japan), 

                    Fredolin Tangang (National University of Malaysia, Malaysia), 

                    Xianxiang Li (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore)

                    Jason Evans (University of New South Wales, Australia)

         

               

 

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CORDEX African Impact Atlas

Researchers in the CORDEX-Africa project have started an initiative to co-develop knowledge on climate change impacts in Africa. Co-ordinated at the University of Cape Town with support from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Climate Service Centre in Germany, the plan is to develop a climate atlas showing the regional effects of various climate scenarios as a support for important functions in society.
The atlas would present a systematic regional analysis on the effects of 1.5, 2 and 4 degrees of global warming based on local needs in order to provide support for the many communities that do not currently have any detailed information about climate developments. A plan for the atlas was presented at the Earth Info Day at COP 22 in Marrakech in early November and project launch could be as early as 2017, if funding can be secured. For more information see the SMHI News item.

Euro-CORDEX GA 2017 31 January – 2 February

EURO-CORDEX GA 2017

Tuesday, 31.1.2017 14:00 until Thursday, 2.2.2017 16:00

More on Euro-CORDEX on http://euro-cordex.net/

There will be a LUCAS-FPS meeting on Monday 30.1.2017, for further information contact Diana Rechid.

Bias-adjusted CORDEX data freely available

First bias-adjusted CORDEX data now freely available

Dear CORDEX users,

We are pleased to announce that a subset of the Euro-CORDEX simulations (EUR-11 and EUR-44), bias-adjusted by a few different methods, are now openly available on ESGF under the CORDEX-Adjust project. Currently the bias-adjusted daily data for mean/max/min temperature and precipitation is available. All ESGF CORDEX users can access the data and the general CORDEX Terms of Use (unrestricted or non-commercial) apply for the bias-adjusted CORDEX RCM data.

This subset of bias-adjusted Euro-CORDEX simulations is a first step. At moment not all Euro-CORDEX simulations are bias-adjusted but work on expanding and filling the bias-adjusted Euro-CORDEX matrix is ongoing. It is also expected that bias-adjusted CORDEX simulations for other CORDEX domains will be made available in the coming months.

Information on bias-adjusted methods and on how to access the bias-adjusted CORDEX simulations can be found on the CORDEX website: “Data access” -> “Bias-adjusted RCM data”

http://www.cordex.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=275&Itemid=785

For all groups interested to submit CORDEX simulations bias-adjusted by their bias-adjustment methods there are step-by-step instructions in “Experiment Guidelines” -> “How to submit bias-adjusted RCM data” on the CORDEX website:

http://www.cordex.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=274&Itemid=786

We want to thank all projects and individual institutions contributing to the first release of bias-adjusted CORDEX simulations, in particular:

CLIPC – Climate Information Platform for Copernicus (FP7 EU project)

IS-ENES2 – Infrastructure for the European Network of Earth System Modelling Phase 2 (FP7 EU project)

ESGF – Earth System Grid Federation

CLIM4ENERGY – a proof-of-concept climate service for the energy sector (the Copernicus Climate Change Services)

CRESCENDO – Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach (H2020 EU project)

StaRMIP – Statistical Regionalization Models Intercomparison Project (French National Research Agency, ANR)

German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ)

Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL, France)

Meteorology Group, Universidad de Cantabria (UCAN, Spain)

National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University (NSC-LIU, Sweden)

Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MetNO)

Technical University of Crete (TUC)

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

Session “Regional Climate Modeling” at the fall Meeting of AGU

We encourage you to present your research in the session “Regional Climate Modeling” to be held at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).   In past years this session has had a strong turnout, making it an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments in regional climate modeling and to showcase your own work.  The session will include an update on CORDEX status and plans by CORDEX co-chair Dr. William Gutowski.

The AGU meeting will be held 12-16 December 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA.  The web page for the session is https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session13074 and the session description appears at the end of this email.

The abstract deadline is Wednesday, 3 August 2016 at 23:59 U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (corresponding UTC is 4 August at 03:59).  Please be aware that AGU is very strict about deadlines and they will not accept late abstracts under ANY circumstances!  We recommend that you submit your abstract at least a day ahead of time since the AGU system sometimes becomes overloaded on the deadline date.

SE13: Regional climate modelling at UGM meeting

We would like to draw your attention to a Special Session that will be held at the upcoming UGM  (http://www.ugm.org.mx/raugm/) meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 30 October – 4 November 2016:

SE13: Regional climate modelling

In the last decade the study of the causes and effects of climate change, almost always supported by the integration of numerical models, has gained a social significance rarely seen in the history of modern science. Regional climate models have become a powerful tool to investigate the physical and dynamical processes of the atmosphere that regulate weather and climate. In recent years, the rapid growth of computational power has increased the potential and scope of such models, applied not only to the calculation of climate projections, but also to the generation of information for decision-makers.
This session will explore topics such as:

  1. The implementation and validation of regional climate models in various regions of the world.
  2. The use of regional climate models for the study of extreme hydrometeorological events: floods and droughts / cold and heat waves / tropical cyclones and tornadoes.
  3. Dynamical downscaling of global climate models for the different global warming scenarios reported in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
  4. Studies of VIA (vulnerability, impacts and adaptation) to climate change
  5. Papers in English and Spanish will be received.

Deadline to submit abstracts: 07 August

Conveners:

Ruth Cerezo-Mota (rcerezom@iingen.unam.mx)
Cuauhtémoc Turrent Thompson (turrentc@cicese.mx)