2nd EURO-CORDEX workshop on prioritization of the use of SSPs

In the second EURO-CORDEX workshop, which took place April 29, 2021 the prioritization of SSPs for downscaling CMIP6 simulations was discussed. About 50 regional climate modellers gathered online.

It was concluded that low, medium and high scenarios are needed. A prioritization is needed for those who cannot afford to run all scenarios. While there is no consensus yet on the prioritization of the “worst-case” scenario SSP370 vs SSP585, there is consensus on the recommendation of downscaling the low SSP126 and the medium SSP245. It was agreed that EURO-CORDEX should follow the recommendations of the CORDEX-SAT, which will be published soon, for best consistency among the CORDEX communities.

EURO-CORDEX website.