Virtual Polar CORDEX meeting 2020

The planned face-to-face annual Polar CORDEX meeting on 5-7 October 2020 has been moved to a virtual meeting during the same days. The sessions will be shorter (maximum of two hours per day).  Details for registration will be provided at the beginning of September.

The intention is to hopefully resume face-to-face annual meetings in 2021.

New book on Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

A new open access book on Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region has been published. The book discusses the influence of human-induced global climate change over the Indian subcontinent and the regional monsoon, the adjoining Indian Ocean and the Himalayas. It also briefly discusses policy relevant information based on robust scientific analysis and assessments of the observed and future projected climate change over the Indian region.

Front Cover Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

The assessments presented in this book are based on peer-reviewed scientific publications, published IPCC reports, analyses of long-term observed climate records, paleoclimate reconstructions, reanalysis datasets and climate model projections from the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) through their Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) and the COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX South Asia) scientific projects.

A salient feature of this report is the inclusion of introductory results based on the CMIP Phase 6 (CMIP6) projections of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Earth System Model (IITM-ESM)—the first climate model from India — developed at the Centre for Climate Change Research-IITM, which is contributing to the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report (IPCC AR6) to be released in 2021.

This is the first climate change report for the Indian region from the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. M. Rajeevan, Secretary at the Ministry of Earth Sciences writes, “The need for a comprehensive assessment report on climate change was felt for a long time… This report will be very useful for policy makers, researchers, social scientists, economists, and students. I congratulate the editors and contributors for bringing out this valuable national climate change assessment report.”

Available: Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

Editors: R. Krishnan, J. Sanjay, Chellappan Gnanaseelan, Milind Mujumdar, Ashwini Kulkarni and Supriyo Chakraborty.

Changes in the IPCC AR6 schedule due to COVID-19

The Sixth Assessment Report from IPCC has been delayed due to COVID-19. New tentative schedules are available.

Keep yourself updated on the progress in Working Group I where many CORDEX related authors are involved: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-i/

And below you can find information about the two other Working Groups:

https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-ii/

https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-3/

Draft CORDEX White Paper open for comments

The CORDEX-SAT has developed a White Paper draft on Future Regional Scientific Challenges for CORDEX.
We hereby invite you to give your comments/thoughts on the draft before it is finalized and published.

This is the link to the document: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WItBKXDDMwCa8A4fheUsnWQHkalMXSeH?usp=sharing

You can leave your comments in this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekAosAtJSqcY79PQCzmUxLehv0yj-EjNaJWeBeakM2jlNhsA/viewform

If you can´t access Google Drive please let us know and we will send you an excel spreadsheet for your comments.
ipoc@cordex.org

The deadline for comments is Thursday 2 July.

CORDEX publications published

Many new publications related to CORDEX have been published recently, among others Tangang F., et. al ‘Projected future changes in rainfall in Southeast Asia based on CORDEX-SEA multi-model simulations‘ with result based on CORDEX ensembles and  Ashfaq M., et. al. ‘Robust late twenty-first century shift in the regional monsoons in RegCM-CORDEX simulations

You can find more publications from 2020 here: Publications 2020

Draft CORDEX experiment design for dynamical downscaling of CMIP6

The CORDEX-SAT has developed a draft experiment design document for the CORDEX community CMIP6 downscaling efforts. We hereby invite you to give your comments/thoughts on the design draft before it is finalized and published.

This is the link to the draft experiment design document

You can leave your comments in this Google form.
If you can´t access Google please let us know and we will send you an excel spreadsheet for your comments. ipoc@cordex.org

The deadline for comments is Friday 19 June.