SMHI, the host of the International Project Office for CORDEX, at night
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    WCRP Cordex

    The African Impact Atlas presented at COP22 in Marrakech, November 2016
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    WCRP Cordex

    Some of the participants at the ICRC-CORDEX 2016 conference in Stockholm, May 2016.
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    WCRP Cordex

    The CORDEX vision is to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.
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Applications are now invited for groups within, and linked to, CORDEX communities across the globe to propose ‘Flagship Pilot Studies (FPS)’. The FPS will focus on sub-continental-scale targeted regions, so as to allow a number of capabilities towards addressing key scientific questions and needs of the vulnerability, impact & adaptation community and end users. FPS proposals should be driven by the regional CORDEX communities, although sharing common protocols so as to allow easier exchange of know-how. FPS proposals will be reviewed and endorsed by the CORDEX SAT, together with selected external reviewers, according to the criteria listed in the ‘FPS Criteria & Guidelines’ document. Further details on the FPS, together with instructions on how to submit your proposal and an application template, can be found here or under the Experiment Guidelines tab of the menu above.

There will be 3 deadlines per year for FPS proposals; 15th February, 15th June and 15th October. The next deadline for applications will be Saturday 15th October 2017 and the successful proposals from this round will be presented at the CORDEX web.

21 June 2017 News

Now an excel file with information on simulations in all CORDEX domains is available.

The file is an overview of model simulations in the domains and does not include all details.

Since new simulations are performed continuously the most recent information on simulations/model runs with more details will be available via links or  contacts referred to at the domain tabs in the excel document.

For access to the excel file go to GCM-RCM excel overview.

For a quick overview of number of simulations for each domain go to GCM-RCM summary table.

20 June 2017 News

The next Med-CORDEX meeting will take place in Barcelona during the HyMeX workshop (3rd – 7th July 2017).

It will include specific meetings for the three MED-CORDEX FPSs (convection, air-sea, aerosol).

For more info send a mail to: medcordex-sc@hymex.org  or go to https://www.hymex.org/?page=workshops

25 January 2017 News

‘Regional Climate Downscaling and CORDEX: Challenges and Prospects’ at AOGS2017

During the AOGS2017, August 6-11, in Singapore Hyun-Suk Kang will be convening the session ‘Regional Climate Downscaling and CORDEX: Challenges and Prospects’.

Dealdine for abstract submission is 15 February 2017! Early-bird registration deadline 24 May.

Session description below, details can be found at http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2017/public.asp?page=sessionList.htm

AS31 Session Description:

There have been significant efforts for a few decades on regional downscaling to aim for producing regional and/or local climate projection as well as expanding scientific understanding on climate processes. In this context, a recent WCRP major project, Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) provides a common framework that consists of 14 continental-scale domains, in which four initiatives belongs to Australasia: CORDEX-South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. This region needs to be considered with caution and in- depth, both in geographical and climatological perspectives, because it covers very unique and complex climatological phenomena. These include: the most complex orography with the highest plateau in the world; the strongest monsoon areas including Indian, East Asian, Northwest Pacific, and Australian monsoons; the strongest convection in the tropical maritime continents; the strongest tropical cyclones activities; and even both the northern and southern Hemisphere. Despite of the successful achievements made by CORDEX-Asia communities, we still need many issues to be addressed such as coupling ocean-atmosphere, climate-vegetation, climate-aerosols, and other climate processes. In addition, statistical/empirical regional climate downscaling approaches have received increasing attention by stakeholders in the regions. Hence, this session invites scientists within and outside the CORDEX initiatives to share their scientific findings on various issues related to dynamical and statistical/empirical regional climate downscaling methods. This session covers following themes: 1) Evaluation of regional downscaling techniques (dynamical and statistical methods), 2) Development of coupled regional climate model, 3) Added-values in regional climate downscaling by comparison with high-quality observation datasets, 4) Process-based studies on sensitivity to the large-scale forcing, regional forcing, domain size, resolution, physics, and etc., 5) Regional climate projection and understanding on climate sensitivity, and finally 6) Other issues relevant to regional climate downscaling including application to application sectors.

Convenors:  Hyun-Suk Kang (KMA, Korea), 

                    Satyaban Bishoyl Ratna (JAMSTEC, Japan), 

                    Fredolin Tangang (National University of Malaysia, Malaysia), 

                    Xianxiang Li (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore)

                    Jason Evans (University of New South Wales, Australia)




21 November 2016 News
Researchers in the CORDEX-Africa project have started an initiative to co-develop knowledge on climate change impacts in Africa. Co-ordinated at the University of Cape Town with support from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Climate Service Centre in Germany, the plan is to develop a climate atlas showing the regional effects of various climate scenarios as a support for important functions in society.
The atlas would present a systematic regional analysis on the effects of 1.5, 2 and 4 degrees of global warming based on local needs in order to provide support for the many communities that do not currently have any detailed information about climate developments. A plan for the atlas was presented at the Earth Info Day at COP 22 in Marrakech in early November and project launch could be as early as 2017, if funding can be secured. For more information see the SMHI News item.
18 October 2016 News


Tuesday, 31.1.2017 14:00 until Thursday, 2.2.2017 16:00

More on Euro-CORDEX on http://euro-cordex.net/

There will be a LUCAS-FPS meeting on Monday 30.1.2017, for further information contact Diana Rechid.