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AUTH Regional Climate Model Contributions to EURO-CORDEX

  • E. KatragkouEmail author
  • I. Gkotovou
  • S. Kartsios
  • V. Pavlidis
  • K. Tsigaridis
  • M. Trail
  • L. Nazarenko
  • T. S. Karacostas
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Abstract

Regional climate downscaling techniques are being increasingly used to provide higher-resolution climate information than is available directly from contemporary global climate models. The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) initiative was build to foster communication and knowledge exchange between regional climate modelers. The Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has been contributing to the CORDEX initiative since 2010, with regional climate model simulations over the European domain (EURO-CORDEX). Results of this work are presented here, including two hindcasts and a historical simulation with the Weather Research Forecasting model (WRF), driven by ERA-interim reanalysis and the NASA Earth System Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) ModelE2, respectively. Model simulations are evaluated with the EOBS climatology and the model performance is assessed.

Keywords

Regional Climate Model Historical Simulation Regional Climate Model Simulation Precipitation Bias Weather Research Forecast 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by computational time granted from the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET) in the National HPC facility—ARIS—under project 001036. This study was financial supported by the AUTH-Research Committee program “Reinforcing research activity within AUTH-2014: AUTH-Lecturers”. We acknowledge the E-OBS data set and the data providers in the ECA&D project (http://www.ecad.eu). The model coupling NASA_GISS/WRF was performed in the framework of the project REQUA (FP7, People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Katragkou
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Gkotovou
    • 1
  • S. Kartsios
    • 1
  • V. Pavlidis
    • 1
  • K. Tsigaridis
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Trail
    • 4
  • L. Nazarenko
    • 2
  • T. S. Karacostas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Meteorology and Climatology, School of GeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Center for Climate Systems ResearchColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.NASA Goddard Institute for Space StudiesNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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