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21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate modelling June 2014 Lund, Sweden.

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The Third International Regional-scale Workshop on 21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate modelling June 16-19, 2014 in Lund, Sweden. Topics of the workshop are: • Regional Climate and Earth System Models • Very-high-resolution RCMs • Challenges for RCM evaluation and application • RCM Ensembles
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Jun 16, 2014 12:00 AM to Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
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Burkhardt Rockel
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On behalf of the scientific committee I am pleased to announce 

The Third International Regional-scale Workshop on 21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate modelling June 16-19, 2014 in Lund, Sweden.

 

Please find the flyer for the first announcement under http://www.baltex-research.eu/RCM2014/Material/Lund2014_1Ann_V5.pdf

Topics of the workshop are

Regional Climate and Earth System Models

Coupled modelling at regional scales is advancing, with RCMs evolving to coupled models of atmosphere-ocean- sea ice, climate-vegetation, climate-biogeochemistry and aerosols. How can they advance research on climate feedback at regional scales? Development and comparison of approaches to modelling regional climate including global models with regional refinement (high resolution and variable resolution global models) is also considered under this topic.

Very-high-resolution RCMs

The resolution of RCMs continues to increase. More models are now being applied at resolutions of 5-10 km, and some down to 1-2 km. This requires adaptation and new developments in dynamics and physical parameterizations, including non-hydrostatic models. It also involves the development and use of regional climate models and statistical downscaling approaches for local-scale investigations, e.g. urban areas.

Challenges for RCM evaluation and application

Developing RCMs with new components and higher resolution imply new model evaluation issues, such as need of very-high-resolution evaluation data. Relevant developments in advanced statistics, hybrid downscaling approaches, performance-based metrics and comprehensive added value aspects are fundamental issues to be explored under this topic. In addition to better insight to model performance, evaluation can also enable bias corrections in scenario analysis and provision.

RCM Ensembles

Coordinated experimentation with RCMs is advancing. This brings about many pertinent issues. What is the best design for a regional climate model ensemble? What determines the choice of GCMs and RCMs? Is weighting of ensemble members feasible? Can we account for model independence? Does the ensemble variance provide a good estimate of „uncertainty“ in the regional climate projections? Under this topic, use of RCMs in seasonal-to-decadal prediction and lessons learnt from present and former coordinated studies (e.g. CORDEX) are timely.

Burkhardt Rockel

on behalf of the scientific committee of the workshop.