High Resolution Climate Change Simulation for Central Europe

  • Klaus Keuler
  • Alexander Block
  • Eberhard Schaller
Conference paper


Two regional climate simulations are performed with a high-resolution limited area model for Central Europe, representing present-day climate conditions and a future climate change scenario according to a doubled global CO 2-concentration. Results of a global climate change simulation are used to initialize the regional model and to drive the simulations via time-dependent boundary values. The regional simulations show considerable changes in temperature and precipitation with noticeable geographical and seasonal modifications. For Germany, a significant warming of up to 4K emerges but the simulated tendency of decreasing summer rainfall cannot be approved as significant.


Regional Climate Model Future Climate Scenario Climate Change Signal Regional Climate Simulation High Horizontal Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Keuler
    • 1
  • Alexander Block
    • 1
  • Eberhard Schaller
    • 1
  1. 1.Brandenburg University of Technology CottbusCottbusGermany

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