Cordex News

  • Nominations are now open for the 2020 Data and Model Development Prizes awarded by World Climate Research Programme (WCRP),  World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). Read more about this at the WCRP website: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1595-prizes2020

  • 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.

  • The WCRP International Project Offices (IPOs) and Joint Planning Staff (JPS) meet online regularly and the latest meeting was held on 29 June 2020, hosted by the CORDEX office. Key activities and status were reported from all the IPOs during the telecon and the JPS reported on plans for the coming Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) meetings. Iréne Lake, the CORDEX IPO director, presented some of the ongoing CORDEX activities: CORDEX Experiment Design for dynamical and statistical downscaling of CMIP6. CORDEX White Paper on the Future Regional Scientific Challenges for CORDEX. CORDEX workshops on Capacity Development, Flagship Pilot Study meetings and other regional workshops planned for 2020 will either be held online in the fall or postponed until 2021. Three longer

  • 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. 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

  • 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/

  • 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.