During 2020 a lot of activites, meetings, publications and workshops was held within the CORDEX community. It is hightlights from the domain reports, development of the CORDEX White Paper, progress within the Flagship Pilot Studies, First Order Draft for the CORDEX experimental design for dynamical downscaling of CMIP6 and much more:
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/file/d/13nRdlwWEP-3-DRmazWruHWrfbMeoFmLV/view?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.
The deadline for comments is Thursday 2 July.
We are happy to announce that Daniela Jacob is new co-chair for CORDEX.
In addition we would like to warmly welcome Tereza Cavazos och John Cassano as new members of the Science Advisory Team.
With this we thank former co-chair Bill Gutowski and former SAT-member Anne Frigon for their valuable contributions to CORDEX.
To read more about the Science Advisory Team and all members click here
Now you can read the 3rd report from the Flagship Pilote Study from South America; Extreme precipitation events in Southeastern South America: a proposal for a better understanding and modeling.
You can find all reports here
CORDEX aims to develop and provide detailed, regional climate information necessary for vulnerability, impact and adaptation studies at local and regional levels. The aims of CORDEX fit perfectly for IPCC AR6, under the demands of governments for increased policy-relevant regional downscaled information, to fill the noted knowledge gaps in climate change hazards, risks and adaptation at the national, regional or even local levels.
To address and enhance the treatment of regional climate change issues, the structure of IPCC WGI AR6 has been designed to allow a detailed and comprehensive assessment of regional and sectoral-relevant climate information. Among 12 scoped chapters, we have three dedicated chapters linking global to regional climate change, weather and climate extremes and climate information for regional impact and risk assessment,. We also have an Altlas providing regional climate change information visually.
CORDEX supports IPCC assessment on coordinated regional climate change and extreme information. A comprehensive assessment of multiple sources of regional climate information, including downscaling methodologies is in great need in WGI AR6 report. Thus, outcomes from CORDEX, will be huge support to improve regional scale information not only on historical simulations but also on future climate change.
This main focus of the International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)- CORDEX 2019 including benefits of downscaling; further development of earth system models; the human factor, impacts and applications and knowledge exchange. Many of these can directly contribute to IPCC AR6, especially on downscaling impact and application, and updated knowledge exchange for various regions. Some others such as further development of earth system models can contribute to future IPCC activities. I hope the outcome of this conference can be published as soon as possible to support AR6 reports for WGI and WGII.