Coordinated Regional climate Downscaling Experiment - European Domain (EURO-CORDEX)

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Title EURO-CORDEX - Coordinated regional climate downscaling experiment - European domain
Abstract The World Climate Research Programme created the CORDEX initiative with the aim to generate regional climate projections for all regions of the world within the timeline of the Fifth Assessment Report and beyond.
The main purpose of this initiative is to provide a coordinated model evaluation framework, a climate projection framework, and an interface to the applicants of the climate simulations in climate change impact, adaptation, and mitigation studies.
EURO-CORDEX is the European branch of the CORDEX initiative with the aim to produce ensemble climate simulations based on multiple dynamical and empirical downscaling models forced by multiple global climate models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5.
EURO-CORDEX is a voluntary effort of many European institutions and is coordinated by Daniela Jacob from Climate Service Germany together with Eleni Katragkou (Aristotle University od Thessaloniki) and Sven Sobolowski (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research).
EURO-CORDEX simulations are considering new RCP scenarios at two different horizontal resolutions: 12.5 and 50km over European domain. Periods of simulations are: ERA-Interim: 1989 - 2008, control period: 1951-2005, and scenario: 2006-2100.
Key words regional climate models, climate scenarios, climate change
Contact person and Researchers from DHMZ Ivan Güttler Lidija Srnec, Tomislav Stilinović
Duration 2011-