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2015 Arctic CORDEX Meeting: 26th-28th October

The next Arctic CORDEX meeting will take place at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, in Potsdam, Germany from 26th-28th October 2015.

This workshop will discuss first results from Arctic CORDEX ensemble simulations. One focus is the presentation and discussion of results from hindcast simulations driven by Era-Interim data. Presentations from both individual models and ensemble results are welcome. Contributions will include results from coupled models as well as scenario simulations. The aim is to discuss planned individual and joint analyses, and the contribution to the Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA) report.

For more information see the meeting website.

MED-CORDEX special issue in Climate Dynamics now OPEN

We have the pleasure to announce that the special issue on Regional climate modelling in Mediterranean (Med-CORDEX)  is now open in Climate Dynamics. Article submission is possible until the 31st August 2015.

Climate Dynamics has configured the submission web site for reception of the papers submitted to the special issue.

Important point:
To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that, when submitting your paper, you select "S.I.: Med-CORDEX" when reaching the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Articles in Climate Dynamics special issues are considered as normal article managed by the Climate Dynamics editors. There is no Guest Editor. When submitting, please select your Climate Dynamics editor as usual.

In order to follow the editorial process, please contact Samuel Somot samuel.somot (at) meteo.fr  if you plan to submit an article. 

RegCM Training Workshop for Southeast Asia in Manila 25th-29th May 2015

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in collaboration with CORDEX Southeast Asia and a number of institutions including Ateneo de Manila University (local host), Manila Observatory (local host), the National University of Malaysia, WCRP CORDEX, MAIRS, and Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), is organising a “RegCM Training Workshop for Southeast Asia” to be held from 25th-29th May in Manila, the Philippines.

This workshop is extremely important to the region in building capacity in regional climate modelling and thanks to ICTP colleagues for their readiness to organise this workshop for the first time in this region. Young scientists from from Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR in addition to other countries that have already actively participated in SEACLID / CORDEX Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15th March 2015.
For more information on the workshop, and to submit an online application, please visit the SEACLID-CORDEX website or directly to the ICTP website. To download the workshop flyer click here.

CORDEX Asia and CORDEX Australasia are convening a session at AOGS 2015 Singapore


CORDEX Asia (South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia) and CORDEX Australasia are convening a session at AOGS 2015 Singapore, 2nd -7th August 2015.

Session AS11-Regional Climate Downscaling in Asia and Australasia Regions: 

  • Deadline for abstract submission is 18th February 2015


 Regional climate downscaling activities have gained momentum and progress in recent years in the Asia and Australasia region, primarily due to the demand for high-resolution regional climate change scenarios. Under the umbrella of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)’s COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX), four initiatives have been established in these regions and currently ongoing including CORDEX South Asia, CORDEX East Asia, CORDEX Southeast Asia and CORDEX Australasia. In addition, there are initiatives by other research groups and individuals within and outside the regions. There are various scientific issues regarding the regional dynamical climate downscaling including choices of GCMs and RCMs, domain and resolutions, parameterizations, model performance, ensemble interpretation and many others. In addition, statistical/empirical regional climate downscaling approaches have received increasing attention by researchers in the regions. Hence, this session provides scientists within and outside the CORDEX initiatives to share their scientific findings on various issues related to dynamical and statistical / empirical regional climate downscaling in the regions.

Sub themes: 

  • Evaluation of regional downscaling techniques (dynamical and statistical methods)
  • Added-values in regional climate downscaling
  • Sensitivity of to the large-scale forcing, domain size, resolution, physics, and etc.
  • Regional climate projection and its understanding
  • Application of regional climate information to IAV sectors
  • Other issues relevant to regional climate downscaling


Conveners: Prof Fredolin Tangang (CORDEX Southeast Asia)

Co-coveners: Dr R Krishnan (CORDEX South Asia), Dr Hyun-Suk Kang (CORDEX East Asia), A/Prof. Jason Evans (CORDEX Australasia)