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EURO-CORDEX General Assembly 2016

EURO-CORDEX annual meeting Jan. 25-28, at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Hamburg, Germany.

EURO-CORDEX community gathered for its sixth annual meeting in Hamburg, at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). There were vibrant discussions around ongoing research, plans for CORDEX phase 2, Flagships Pilot Studies (FPS) and the internal organization of the EURO-CORDEX community. The week began with two workshops on Monday Jan. 25th. These focused on Empirical Statistical Downscaling (ESD) and Land Use/Cover (LUC), respectively. One of these resulted in an agreement to more closely and explicitly integrate ESD and Climate Information Distillation as core EURO-CORDEX activities, in addition to dynamical downscaling. The LUC workshop lead directly to an initiative to submit a community-wide FPS focused on such issues.

The community also spent some time brainstorming key research themes. These discussions resulted in an extensive and exciting list of research ideas that relate back to both the mini-challenges identified by the CORDEX-Scientific Advisory Team (SAT) and, more generally, to the Grand Challenges put forth by the WCRP

In addition to confirming the community’s’ commitment to fill up the existing experiment matrices they also discussed the feasibility of additional simulations and variety of potential Flagship Pilot Studies. It was decided that the EURO-CORDEX community will submit two FPS applications one of which will be in collaboration with Med-CORDEX.




For further information about the meeting or the community-wide FPS applications contact EURO-CORDEX points of contact Daniela Jacob, Eleni Katragko, Stefan Sobolowski or refer to the EURO-CORDEX website (www.euro-cordex.net).

AOGS Conference: Abstract deadline 18 February 2016

AOGS Conference, 31 July - 5 August, 2016 in Beijing, China.

AS26 - Regional Climate Downscaling: Progress, Challenges and Applications

Abstract submission deadline: February 18, 2016

AS26 - Regional Climate Downscaling: Progress, Challenges and Applications Research on the dynamical downscaling using regional climate models has made considerable progress in the recent years. A number of techniques are being developed to make the downscaled products useful to the society. However, still there are many challenges in improving the downscaled results mainly due to the limitations of the physical parameterization schemes used in the models.

The aim of the session is to review the overall progress and challenges in development and application of regional climate models. In this regard, this session invites diverse research results associated with regional climate model from the improvement of the model physics and dynamics to interdisciplinary applications of downscaled climate data. We are also interested in the topics addressing the added values of regional climate model and its applications to the society. The results of the ensemble simulations from the international Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) are also welcome.


Conveners: Dr. Satyaban B. Ratna (JAMSTEC, Japan), Prof. Fredolin T. Tangang (University of Malaysia), Dr. Eun-Soon Im (SMART, Singapore), Prof. Sushil K. Dash (IIT, Delhi, India), Dr. J. Venkata Ratnam (JAMSTEC, Japan)