The CORDEX office on vacation!

The CORDEX office is unmanned during the period of 6 July to 7 August.

For matters regarding CORDEX data access please see CORDEX data access and/or our FAQ

For other CORDEX matters please take a look at the general FAQ, contact one of our Points of Contact (POCs) or one of our Science Advisory Team (SAT) members.

For more WCRP-related matters you can turn to the WCRP secretariat wcrp@wmo.int.

The call for nominations to CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT) is now closed and the nominations are under review.
Decisions will be announced at the earliest in October.

For questions regarding the current Flagship Pilot Study call more information can be found here.
For any further information please contact one of our Science Advisory Team members.

Submit your abstract to the AGU session on Regional Climate: Modeling, Analysis, and Impacts

You are welcome to submit your abstract to the AGU session on Regional Climate: Modeling, Analysis, and Impacts (Session GC122, ID 226308).  AGU will take place in Washington, D.C., December 9-13, 2024.  Abstracts are due July 31st!

Session Abstract: This session focuses on the state-of-the-science in modeling and analyzing regional climate and its impacts across various timescales. We are seeking contributions on coordinated modeling experiments such as CORDEX; new developments in coupled regional Earth system modeling, convection-permitting simulations, and variable resolution approaches; ensemble methods, uncertainty analyses, and methods that innovatively differentiate projection credibility in ensembles; as well as process-informed analyses of climate extremes in observations and simulations.  We are also very interested in innovative methods for evaluating models, including metrics, and especially methods that relate model skill with the reliability of regional climate projections for decision-making.  Plus, we welcome insights from regional models regarding Earth system and coupled human-Earth system processes, IPCC scenario downscaling, and the application of models to understand climate impacts.

The conveners hope to see you there!

Melissa Bukovsky, Ruby Leung, Rachel McCrary, Paul Ullrich, and Eli Dennis

Information for Society: from CMIP to decision makers: Report from EGU24 Townhall

At the EGU24 in Vienna in April CORDEX held a townhall together with CMIP and RIfS on the chain from CMIP to decision makers. There were both shorter presentations and group discussions. The Townhall was designed to understand the challenges of producing information for society based on climate science. This included topics ranging from data access, to the treatment of uncertainty and expert judgement over what constitutes robust, decision-ready information.

You can read the report here

CARE for SEA megacities project workshop – read the summary

The CARE for SEA megacities project of CORDEX Southeast Asia (CORDEX SEA) held an in person three-day training workshop on empirical statistical downscaling (ESD) and urban climate downscaling in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14-16 May 2024.

Following the inception workshop and stakeholder consultation last year, the training workshop was primarily for members of the CARE for SEA megacities project team, who will be conducting the urban downscaling simulations. The workshop had both lecture and hands-on sessions on ESD, Land Surface Physics-Based Downscaling (LSP-DS) and urban modelling, which will be used in generating city scale climate hazard information for the CARE for SEA megacities project.

The full report can be read here:

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The 8th Med-CORDEX workshop successfully held

The 8th international Med-CORDEX Workshop, locally organised by Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) in Rome, Italy, was a successful event. During the three days, 14-16 May 2024, about 60 participants attended onsite and some invited speakers participated online.

One of the CORDEX co-chairs, Daniela Jacob, gave a CORDEX overview online talk on the first day. There were also online talks from invited speakers Robert Vautard (IPCC-WGI co-chair) and Bart van den Hurk (IPCC-WGII co-chair).

On top of the presentations and discussions on coupled CORDEX-CMIP6 baseline runs in Med-CORDEX, there were also more original sessions such as Impact session including coastal risks and coastal cities and the Session on biogeochemical modelling.

You can read more about Med-CORDEX on their website: https://www.medcordex.eu/index.php/