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Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectives from the EURO-CORDEX community

Jacob, Daniela; Teichmann, Claas; Sobolowski, Stefan; Katragkou, Eleni; Anders, Ivonne; Belda, Michal; Benestad, Rasmus; Boberg, Fredrik; Buonomo, Erasmo; Cardoso, Rita M.; Casanueva, Ana; Christensen, Ole B.; Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg; Coppola, Erika; De Cruz, Lesley; Davin, Edouard L.; Dobler, Andreas; Domínguez, Marta; Fealy, Rowan; Fernandez, Jesus; ... mehr

Abstract:
The European CORDEX (EURO-CORDEX) initiative is a large voluntary effort that seeks to advance regional climate and Earth system science in Europe. As part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) - Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX), it shares the broader goals of providing a model evaluation and climate projection framework and improving communication with both the General Circulation Model (GCM) and climate data user communities. EURO-CORDEX oversees the design and coordination of ongoing ensembles of regional climate projections of unprecedented size and resolution (0.11° EUR-11 and 0.44° EUR-44 domains). Additionally, the inclusion of empirical-statistical downscaling allows investigation of much larger multi-model ensembles. These complementary approaches provide a foundation for scientific studies within the climate research community and others. The value of the EURO-CORDEX ensemble is shown via numerous peer-reviewed studies and its use in the development of climate services. Evaluations of the EUR-44 and EUR-11 ensembles also show the benefits of higher resolution. However, significant challenges remain. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.1007/s10113-020-01606-9
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Zitationen: 1
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1436-3798, 1436-378X
KITopen-ID: 1000119150
Erschienen in Regional environmental change
Band 20
Heft 2
Seiten Article: 51
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 23.04.2020
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