Workshop in Uzbekistan on Climate Data Analyses and Downscaling

The CORDEX workshop on Climate Data Analyses and Downscaling is held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan this week, 27-29 November.
The workshop is organized by the CORDEX Central Asia domain led by our Central Asia Point of Contact, Shaukat Ali, together with Michelle Reboita from Brazil who is actively involved in the CORDEX South American domain. Around 40 local participants from different parts of Uzbekistan are attending the event.

The agenda includes for instance technical sessions on Climate System & Data Analyses and CORDEX Activities Progress in Different Domains with hands on sessions on How to download CMIP6 and CORDEX data and prepare files as well as a hands on session on Dynamical downscaling using Regional Climate Model. Besides these hands on sessions the participants will also get presentations on CORDEX work both globally and within the different domains. Science to policy communication and future collaboration will be discussed during the last day.

This is the first time a CORDEX workshop is held in the Central Asia domain, while workshops like these are common within most of the CORDEX domains. The workshops are an important part of the CORDEX effort to build capacity and share knowledge about regional climate downscaling and regional climate information.

Call for abstracts: Regional Climate Modeling, including CORDEX session at EGU General Assembly 2024

You are invited to submit your abstract for the session CL5.5/Regional Climate Modeling, including CORDEX: at next year’s EGU General Assembly, 14-19 April 2024 in Vienna.
This session welcomes papers on methodological developments in regional climate modeling, performance analysis of RCMs, use of RCMs for regional processes studies, past and future climate projections as well as studies on extreme events and impact assessment. Additionally, the session encourages submissions related to the CORDEX program, including the analysis of CORDEX-CORE experiments and simulations within the framework of different CORDEX Flagship Pilot Studies. We anticipate that this session will provide a platform for discussing the progress of RCM-related research and fostering future collaborations.
The final submission deadline is 13:00 CET, 10 January 2024, 13:00 CET, but if you wish to apply for travel support from EGU you must submit by 1 December 2024, 13:00 CET. The General Assembly is being run as a hybrid conference, so you can still present in the session if you are not able to attend in person.
Conveners: Im Eun-Soon, Melissa Bukovsky and Csaba Torma

Attend the SEACLID/CORDEX SEA workshop online

During 22-24 November 2023 the workshop CARE for SEA megacities: Inception workshop and stakeholder consultation will take place in Bangkok, Thailand and online.

The “Climatic hazard Assessment to enhance Resilience against climate Extremes for Southeast Asian megacities (CARE for SEA megacities)” project is the latest activity under the SEACLID / CORDEX SEA collaboration.

CARE for SEA collaborators and SEACLID/CORDEX SEA members are invited and encouraged to participate in this workshop and present their regional climate downscaling efforts.

Deadline to register was 15 November. Click on the flyer below for more information about the workshop and to register. 

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Coordinated research activities were discussed at the Polar CORDEX meeting

The annual Polar CORDEX meeting took place in Utrecht, Netherlands on 4-6 October. 25 researchers from Europe, North America and Asia participated in this hybrid meeting. The aim of the meeting was to have scientific exchange of Polar CORDEX and related groups on ongoing research including presentations and discussions.

During the final day plans for coordinated research activities were discussed. One of those activities is an evaluation of Arctic boundary layer stability regimes, their frequency and radiative and mechanical forcing using observations from the year-long MOSAiC expedition. A total of 12 modeling groups have indicated an interest in participating in this model intercomparison. The Cassano group at the University of Colorado will lead this intercomparison effort and presented initial results for the Coupled Arctic Forecast System (CAFS). Participating groups were encouraged to provide their model data by the end of 2023 with analysis of the multi-model ensemble set to begin in early 2024.

A further activity that will be undertaken during 2023/24 is to use a multi-model ensemble of regional atmospheric models to investigate a warm air intrusion event during April 15-16 2020 that was observed by the MOSAiC expedition. This study will have its focus on the boundary layer, air mass transformation, and surface energy budget, and aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions. This activity will be a joint effort between Polar CORDEX and the EU-funded project PolarRES. The models will include atmospheric chemistry-aerosol models.

Follow the ICRC-CORDEX2023 live on the WCRP CORDEX YouTube Channel

Can’t wait for next week’s CORDEX International Conference On Regional Climate 2023 in Trieste, Pune and online! It will be possible to see some of the conference sessions on the WCRP CORDEX Youtube Channel. Here are the links for each day:



DAY 3 (Included C1 parallel session)

DAY 3 (C2 parallel session)


The ICRC-CORDEX2023 website is updated

We are getting ready for the CORDEX International Conference On Regional Climate 2023 that starts in Trieste and Pune September 25th! The conference website is now updated with more information about the different sessions. You’ll find it under “Program” in the menu!