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Project Acronym: VERGINA
Title: VeryhighresolutionregionalclimatesimulationsoverEurope
Affiliation: aristotle university of thessaloniki
Pi: Eleni Katragkou
Research Field: earth system sciences

Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectivesfrom the EURO-CORDEX community
by Daniela Jacob1, Claas Teichmann1, Stefan Sobolowski, Eleni Katragkou et al
Abstract:
The European CORDEX (EURO-CORDEX) initiative is a large voluntary effort that seeks to advance regional climateand Earth system science in Europe. As part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) - Coordinated RegionalDownscaling Experiment (CORDEX), it shares the broader goals of providing a model evaluation and climate projectionframework and improving communication with both the General Circulation Model (GCM) and climate data usercommunities. EURO-CORDEX oversees the design and coordination of ongoing ensembles of regional climate projectionsof 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 approachesprovide 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, significantchallenges remain. To further advance scientific understanding, two flagship pilot studies (FPS) were initiated. Thefirst investigates local-regional phenomena at convection-permitting scales over central Europe and the Mediterranean incollaboration with the Med-CORDEX community. The second investigates the impacts of land cover changes on Europeanclimate across spatial and temporal scales. Over the coming years, the EURO-CORDEX community looks forward to closercollaboration with other communities, new advances, supporting international initiatives such as the IPCC reports, andcontinuing to provide the basis for research on regional climate impacts and adaptation in Europe
Reference:
Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectivesfrom the EURO-CORDEX community (Daniela Jacob1, Claas Teichmann1, Stefan Sobolowski, Eleni Katragkou et al), In Regional Environmental Change, 2020.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{doi:10.1007-s10113-020-01606-9,
 author = {Daniela Jacob1, Claas Teichmann1, Stefan Sobolowski, Eleni Katragkou et al},
 doi = {10.1007/s10113-020-01606-9},
 url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01606-9},
 year = {2020},
 bibyear = {2020},
 journal = {Regional Environmental Change},
 abstract = {The European CORDEX (EURO-CORDEX) initiative is a large voluntary effort that seeks to advance regional climateand Earth system science in Europe. As part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) - Coordinated RegionalDownscaling Experiment (CORDEX), it shares the broader goals of providing a model evaluation and climate projectionframework  and  improving  communication  with  both  the  General  Circulation  Model  (GCM)  and  climate  data  usercommunities. EURO-CORDEX oversees the design and coordination of ongoing ensembles of regional climate projectionsof 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  approachesprovide 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,  significantchallenges  remain.  To  further  advance  scientific  understanding,  two  flagship  pilot  studies  (FPS)  were  initiated.  Thefirst investigates local-regional phenomena at convection-permitting scales over central Europe and the Mediterranean incollaboration with the Med-CORDEX community. The second investigates the impacts of land cover changes on Europeanclimate across spatial and temporal scales. Over the coming years, the EURO-CORDEX community looks forward to closercollaboration  with  other  communities,  new  advances,  supporting  international  initiatives  such  as  the  IPCC  reports,  andcontinuing to provide the basis for research on regional climate impacts and adaptation in Europe},
 number = {51},
 pages = {1-20},
 title = {Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectivesfrom the EURO-CORDEX community},
}