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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”


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:


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)

4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

The 4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/
CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

Hanoi, Vietnam, 24-25 November 2016


Workshop venue: Le Van Thiem lecture hall, VNU University of   Science, 19 Le Thanh Tong str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi



The Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) is an APN funded project of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Initiative (SEARCI). Officially established in November 2013, the SEACLID project was later streamlined into the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)’s Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) as one of the three CORDEX domains in Asia and subsequently renamed as SEACLID / CORDEX Southeast Asia. SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia aims to address the urgent needs for high-resolution regional future climate change scenarios for the Southeast Asia region, and to enhance capacity building in regional climate modeling and increase visibility in scientific publications in regional climate. SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia is currently participated by 14 countries and 18 institutions. Detailed about this project can be viewed at http://www.ukm.edu.my/seaclid-cordex.

During the first two years implementation of SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia, tremendous progress has been achieved. Currently, the regional climate simulations of CORDEX/Southeast Asia has been completed. In the next few months, project members would carry out analysis and model performance evaluation. To ensure a smooth progression during its final year of implementation, the project 4th workshop will be held from 24-25th Nov 2016 in Hanoi and to be hosted by the VNU University of Science, to facilitate coordination among its members and discussion on model performances, data management and documentation of research output.

SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia project members are invited and encouraged to participate and present their model output analysis results at this workshop. Other interested participants and potential data users are most welcome to participate. Scientists / researchers, students, stakeholders and other parties interested in regional climate and SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia activities are welcome.

The objectives of the workshop include:

  1. To discuss the current progress of the project and present the results of analysis of SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia simulations;
  2. To discuss and coordinate efforts on documentation of research output and scientific paper;
  3. To discuss issues related to data archives and ESGF implementation;
  4. To discuss scientific issues relevant to SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia and possible future undertaking.


Participation & Registration

Interested participants are required to complete and submit the registration form. Kindly email the form to the Local Organizing Committee (Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc) [cordexsea.2016@gmail.com] by no later than August 31, 2016 . Please copy your email to SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia Secretariat (Prof. Fredolin Tangang [ftangang@gmail.com]). For participants require invitation letter for VISA application, please submit the completed form as soon as possible and request the invitation letter and other required documents from the local secretariat (Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan and Assoc. Prof. Dr Thanh Ngo-Duc)


Participants are recommended to stay at either May De Ville Hotel (24 HanThuyen street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, approximately 60 USD/night) or A25 Hotel (45 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, approximately 45 USD/night).

 Empirical and Statistical Downscaling (ESD) Side Meeting

In conjunction with this workshop, on 23th November 2016, a side meeting and discussion on ESD for CORDEX Asia will be held. Participants interested to attend this side meeting should contact Dr Kojie Dairaku of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Reduction Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan [Email: dairaku@bosai.go.jp]. This side meeting will be held in the same venue.

 Further Information

Enquiries for further information may be sent by email to cordexsea.2016@gmail.com or to SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia Secretariat or the latest information will be made available to the Project website at http://www.ukm.edu.my/seaclid-cordex. Excursion may be organized depends on request from the participants. One day tour to the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site) can be organized on 26 November 2016.

 Organizing Committee Members

  1. Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan (VNU University of Science)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc (University of      Science and Technology of Hanoi)
  3. Prof. Dr. Fredolin Tangang (The National      University of Malaysia)
  4. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh (VNU University of      Science)
  5. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh (VNU University of Science)
  6. Ms. Pham Thanh Ha (VNU University of Science)


The 4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/
CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

24-25 November 2016, VNU University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam

(Please submit your registration form by before August 31, 2016)

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc

Local Organizing Committee

Fourth Workshop of SEACLID / CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

VNU University of Science

334 NguyenTrai, ThanhXuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: cordexsea.2016@gmail.com



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4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

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.