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CORDEX FPS short reports available

The endorsed CORDEX FPS that were announced at the ICRC-CORDEX2016 in Stockholm have new all had kick-off and strated the actual work.

The first summaries/status reportst can be found here:

South America: Extreme precipitation events in Southeastern South America: a proposal for a better understanding and modeling

Contact person Maria Bettolli  bettolli@at.fcen.uba.ar

summary/short report

Europe+ Mediterranean; Convective phenomena at high resolution over Europe and the Mediterranean

Contact person Erika Coppola coppolae@ictp.it or Stefan Sobolowski stefan.sobolowski@uni.no

summary/short report

Europe; Impact of land use changes on climate in Europe across spatial and temporal scales

Contact person Diana Rechid diana.rechid@hzg.de

summary/short report

Mediterranean; Role of the natural and anthropogenic aerosols in the Mediterranean region: past climate variability and future climate sensitivity

Contact person Solmon Fabien fsolmon@ictp.it or Marc Mallet marc.mallet@meteo.fr

summary/short report

Mediterranean; Role of the air-sea coupling and small scale ocean processess on regional climate

Contact person Gabriel Jordà gabriel.jorda@uib.cat or Gianmaria Sannino gianmaria.sannino@enea.it

summary/short report

 

 

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)

         

               

 

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)