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ESD workshop in Tsukuba, Japan, 2-4 October

There will be an international workshop for Dynamical Downscaling from 2nd to 4th Oct 2017 in Tsukuba, Japan.

Paticipants from CORDEX-SEA, SA, EA, Europe, and USA are expected.

 A CORDEX Asia ESD session on 3rd Oct (Second day of the WS) and business meeting are planned as a part of the workshop.

Fro more information please go to http://www.pco-prime.com/dsws2017/

Regional climate downscaling and CORDEX at AOGS2017

'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)




Bias-adjusted CORDEX data freely available

First bias-adjusted CORDEX data now freely available

Dear CORDEX users,

We are pleased to announce that a subset of the Euro-CORDEX simulations (EUR-11 and EUR-44), bias-adjusted by a few different methods, are now openly available on ESGF under the CORDEX-Adjust project. Currently the bias-adjusted daily data for mean/max/min temperature and precipitation is available. All ESGF CORDEX users can access the data and the general CORDEX Terms of Use (unrestricted or non-commercial) apply for the bias-adjusted CORDEX RCM data.

This subset of bias-adjusted Euro-CORDEX simulations is a first step. At moment not all Euro-CORDEX simulations are bias-adjusted but work on expanding and filling the bias-adjusted Euro-CORDEX matrix is ongoing. It is also expected that bias-adjusted CORDEX simulations for other CORDEX domains will be made available in the coming months.

Information on bias-adjusted methods and on how to access the bias-adjusted CORDEX simulations can be found on the CORDEX website: “Data access” -> “Bias-adjusted RCM data”


For all groups interested to submit CORDEX simulations bias-adjusted by their bias-adjustment methods there are step-by-step instructions in “Experiment Guidelines” -> “How to submit bias-adjusted RCM data” on the CORDEX website:


We want to thank all projects and individual institutions contributing to the first release of bias-adjusted CORDEX simulations, in particular:

CLIPC - Climate Information Platform for Copernicus (FP7 EU project)

IS-ENES2 - Infrastructure for the European Network of Earth System Modelling Phase 2 (FP7 EU project)

ESGF – Earth System Grid Federation

CLIM4ENERGY - a proof-of-concept climate service for the energy sector (the Copernicus Climate Change Services)

CRESCENDO - Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach (H2020 EU project)

StaRMIP - Statistical Regionalization Models Intercomparison Project (French National Research Agency, ANR)

German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ)

Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL, France)

Meteorology Group, Universidad de Cantabria (UCAN, Spain)

National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University (NSC-LIU, Sweden)

Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MetNO)

Technical University of Crete (TUC)

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)