Peer reviewed publications


  • Alessandro Dosio, Hans‑Jürgen Panitz,Martina Schubert‑Frisius, Daniel Lüthi, Dynamical downscaling of CMIP5 global circulation modelsover CORDEX‑Africa with COSMO‑CLM: evaluation over the present climate and analysis of the added value, Climate DynamicsMay 2015Volume 44Issue 9-10pp 2637-2661 link to paper
  •  Giorgi, F. & W.J. Gutowski Jr, Regional Dynamical Downscaling and the CORDEX Initiative, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 40: 467-490. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102014-021217, link to paper. CORDEX is pleased to provide you complimentary one-time access to this Annual Reviews article as a PDF file, for your own personal use. Any further/multiple distribution, publication, or commercial usage of this copyrighted material requires submission of a permission request addressed to the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Katragkou, E., Garciá-Diéz, M., Vautard, R., Sobolowski, S., Zanis, P., Alexandri, G., Cardoso, R.M., Colette, A., Fernandez, J., Gobiet, A., Goergen, K., Karacostas, T., Knist, S., Mayer, S., Soares, P.M.M., Pytharoulis, I., Tegoulias, I., Tsikerdekis, A., Jacob, D., Regional climate hindcast simulations within EURO-CORDEX: Evaluation of a WRF multi-physics ensemble (2015) Geoscientific Model Development, 8 (3), pp. 603-618 link to paper
  • A Klutse, Nana Ama Browne, Sylla, Mouhamadou Bamba, Diallo, Ismaila, Sarr, Abdoulaye, Dosio, Alessandro, Diedhiou, Arona, Kamga, Andre, Lamptey, Benjamin, Ali, Abdou, Gbobaniyi, EmiolaO., Owusu, Kwadwo, Lennard, Christopher, Hewitson, Bruce, Nikulin, Grigory, Panitz, Hans-Jürgen, Büchner, Matthias, Daily characteristics of West African summer monsoon precipitation in CORDEX simulations, 2015, Theoretical and Applied Climatology,



  • Endris, H. S., P. Omondi, S. Jain, C. Lennard, B. Hewitson, L. Chang’a, J. L. Awange, A. Dosio, P. Ketiem, G. Nikulin, H-J. Panitz, M. Büchner, F. Stordal and L. Tazalika, 2013: Assessment of the Performance of CORDEX Regional Climate Models in Simulating East African Rainfall. J. Climate, 26, 8453–8475
  • Gbobaniyi, E., A. Sarr, M. B. Sylla, I. Diallo, C. Lennard, A. Dosio, A. Dhie ́diou, A. Kamga, N. A. B. Klutse, B. Hewitson, G. and B. Lamptey, 2013: Climatology, annual cycle and interannual variability of precipitation and temperature in CORDEX simulations over West Africa. Int. J. Climatol., doi: 10.1002/joc.3834
  • Jacob, D.; Petersen, J.; Eggert, B.; Alias, A.; Christensen, O. B.; Bouwer, L.; Braun, A.; Colette, A.; Déqué, M.; Georgievski, G.; Georgopoulou, E.; Gobiet, A.; Menut, L.; Nikulin, G.; Haensler, A.; Hempelmann, N.; Jones, C.; Keuler, K.; Kovats, S.; Kröner, N.; Kotlarski, S.; Kriegsmann, A.; Martin, E.; Meijgaard, E.; Moseley, C.; Pfeifer, S.; Preuschmann, S.; Radermacher, C.; Radtke, K.; Rechid, D.; Rounsevell, M.; Samuelsson, P.; Somot, S.; Soussana, J.-F.; Teichmann, C.; Valentini, R.; Vautard, R.; Weber, B. & Yiou, P. EURO-CORDEX: new high-resolution climate change projections for European impact research Regional Environmental Change, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, 1-16
  • Kalognomou, E., C. Lennard, M. Shongwe, I. Pinto, A. Favre, M. Kent, B. Hewitson, A. Dosio, G. Nikulin, H. Panitz, and M. Büchner, 2013: A diagnostic evaluation of precipitation in CORDEX models over southern Africa. Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00703.1
  • Kim, J.,  D. E.  Waliser, C. A.  Mattmann, C. E. Goodale, A. F. Hart, P. A. Zimdars, D. J. Crichton, C. Jones, G. Nikulin, B. Hewitson, C. Jack, C. Lennard, A. Favre, 2013: Evaluation of the CORDEX-Africa multi-RCM hindcast: systematic model errors, Clim Dyn DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1751-7 (.pdf)
  • Laprise, R.,  L. Hernández-Díaz, K. Tete, L. Sushama, L. Šeparović, A. Martynov, K. Winger, M. Valin, 2013: Climate projections over CORDEX Africa domain using the fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5). Clim Dyn. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1651-2.
  • L’Heveder B., Li L., Sevault F., Somot S., 2013: Interannual variability of deep convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean simulated with a coupled AORCM. Climate Dyn., 41:937-960. doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1527-5
  • Martynov, A., R. Laprise, L. Sushama, K. Winger, L. Šeparović and B. Dugas, 2013: Reanalysis-driven climate simulation over CORDEX North America domain using the Canadian Regional Climate Model, version 5: Model performance evaluation. Clim. Dyn.
  • Nabat P., S. Somot, M. Mallet, I. Chiapello, J.-J. Morcrette, F. Solmon, S. Szopa, F. Dulac, W. Collins, S. Ghan, L.W. Horowitz, J.F. Lamarque, Y.H. Lee, V. Naik, T. Nagashima, D. Shindell, R. Skeie, 2013: A 4-D climatology (1979-2009) of the monthly tropospheric aerosol optical depth distribution over the Mediterranean region from a comparative evaluation and blending of remote sensing and model products. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1287-1314, doi:10.5194/amt-6-1287-2013
  • Panitz, H.-J., , A. Dosio, M. Büchner, D. Lüthi, K. Keuler, 2013: COSMO-CLM (CCLM) climate simulations over CORDEX Africa domain: analysis of the ERA-Interim driven simulations at 0.44 and 0.22 resolution. Clim Dyn, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1834-5.
  • Ruti P., S. Somot, C. Dubois, S. Calmanti, B. Ahrens, A. Alias, R. Aznar, J. Bartholy, S. Bastin, K. Béranger, J. Brauch, J.-C. Calvet, A. Carillo, B. Decharme, A. Dell’Aquila, V. Djurdjevic, P. Drobinski, A. Elizalde-Arellano, M. Gaertner, P. Galán, C. Gallardo, F. Giorgi, S. Gualdi, A. Harzallah, M. Herrmann, D. Jacob, S. Khodayar, S. Krichak, C. Lebeaupin, B. L’Heveder, L. Li, G. Liguro, P. Lionello, B. Onol, B. Rajkovic, G. Sannino, F. Sevault., 2013: MED-CORDEX initiative for Mediterranean Climate studies (BAMS, in revision)
  • Šeparović, L., A. Alexandru, R. Laprise, A. Martynov, L. Sushama, K. Winger, K. Tete and M. Valin, 2013: Present climate and climate change over North America as simulated by the fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5). Clim. Dyn.
  • Stéfanon, M., Drobinski, P., D’Andrea, F., Lebeaupin-Brossier, C., & Bastin, S., 2013: Soil moisture-temperature feedbacks at meso-scale during summer heat waves over Western Europe. Clim. Dyn., 10.1007/s00382-013-1794-9, 1-16.
  • Tramblay Y., Ruelland D., Somot S., Bouaicha R., Servat E. (2013) High-resolution Med-CORDEX regional climate model simulations for hydrological impact studies: a first evaluation of the ALADIN-Climate model in Morocco. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 10, 5687-5737, doi:10.5194/hessd-10-5687-2013, 
  • Vautard, R.; Gobiet, A.; Jacob, D.; Belda, M.; Colette, A.; Déqué, M.; Fernández, J.; García-Díez, M.; Goergen, K.; Güttler, I.; Halenka, T.; Karacostas, T.; Katragkou, E.; Keuler, K.; Kotlarski, S.; Mayer, S.; Meijgaard, E.; Nikulin, G.; Patarčić, M.; Scinocca, J.; Sobolowski, S.; Suklitsch, M.; Teichmann, C.; Warrach-Sagi, K.; Wulfmeyer, V. & Yiou, P. The simulation of European heat waves from an ensemble of regional climate models within the EURO-CORDEX project Climate Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 2013, 1-21


  • Chaturvedi Rajiv Kumar, Jaideep Joshi, Mathangi Jayaraman, G. Bala and N. H. Ravindranath, 2012: Multi-model climate change projections for India under representative concentration pathways. Accepted for publication in the journal Current Science. For pre-publication version of the article click here.
  • Crichton, D.,  C. Mattmann, L. Cinquini, A. Braverman, D. Waliser, A. Hart, C. Goodale, P. Lean, 2012: Sharing Satellite Observations with the Climate Modeling Community. Software and Architecture. IEEE Software, Vol. 29, No. 5., September/October 2012, pp. 63-71.
  • Hernández-Díaz, L., R. Laprise, L. Sushama, A. Martynov, K. Winger and B. Dugas: Climate simulation over CORDEX Africa domain using the fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5). Clim. Dyn. (accepted 30 April 2012).
  • Laprise, R., D. Kornic, M. Rapaic, L. Separovic, M. Leduc, O. Nikiema, A. Di Luca, E.P. Diaconescu, A. Alexandru, Ph. Lucas-Picher, R. de Elia, D. Caya and S. Biner, 2012: Considerations of domain size and large-scale driving for nested Regional Climate Models: Impact on internal variability and skill at developing small-scale details. In: Climate Change: Inferences from Paleoclimate and Regional Aspects, Proceedings of the Milutin Milankovitch 130th Anniversary Symposium. Belgrade, 22-25 September 2009. Springer, Editors: A. Berger, F. Mesinger and Dj. Sijacki, Part 4, 181-199, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-7091-0973-1_14,
  • Nikulin, G.,  C. Jones, F. Giorgi, G. Asrar, M. Büchner, R. Cerezo-Mota, O. Bøssing Christensen, M. Déqué, J. Fernandez, A. Hänsler, E.van Meijgaard, P. Samuelsson, M. Bamba Sylla, and L.Sushama, 2012: Precipitation Climatology in an Ensemble of CORDEX-Africa Regional Climate Simulations. J. Climate, 25, 6057–6078,


  • Matthes, H., A. Rinke, P. Miller, P. Kuhry, and K. Dethloff, 2011: Sensitivity of high-resolution Arctic regional climate model projections to different implementations of land surface processes, Clim. Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0138-1
  • Rinke, A., H. Matthes, J.H. Christensen, P. Kuhry, V. Romanovsky, and K. Dethloff, 2011: Arctic RCM simulations of temperature and precipitation derived indices relevant to future frozen ground conditions, Glob. Planet. Change, 80-81,136-148, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.10.011


  • Rinke, A., and K. Dethloff, 2008: Simulated circum-Arctic climate changes by the end of the 21st century, Glob. Planet. Change 62, 173-186, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2008.01.004
  • Tjernström, M., J. Sedlar, M.D. Shupe, 2008: How Well Do Regional Climate Models Reproduce Radiation and Clouds in the Arctic? An Evaluation of ARCMIP Simulations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 2405–2422.doi:10.1175/2008JAMC1845.1
  • Wyser, K., and 19 coauthors, 2008: An Evaluation of Arctic cloud and radiation processes dur¬ing the SHEBA year: Simulation results from 8 Arctic Regional Climate Models, Clim. Dyn. 30, 203-223, doi:10.1007/s00382-007-0286-1


  • Inoue, J., J. Liu, J.O. Pinto, and J.A. Curry, 2006: Intercomparison of Arctic regional climate models: Modeling clouds and radiation for SHEBA in May 1998. J. Climate, 19, 4167–4178.
  • Rinke, A., and 18 coauthors, 2006: Evaluation of an ensemble of Arctic regional climate mod¬els: Spatiotemporal fields during the SHEBA year, Clim. Dyn. 26, 459-472, doi:10.1007/ s00382-005-0095-3


  • Tjernström, and 9 coauthors, 2005: Modeling the Arctic boundary layer: An evaluation of six ARC-MIP regional-scale models with data from the SHEBA project, Boundary-Layer Meteorology 117, 337-381, doi:10.1007/s10546-004-7954-z