[Blueboard] Brownbag seminar at the Manila Observatory

faye cruz faye.cruz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 08:34:16 PHT 2010

Thank you for posting.


The Brownbag series at the Manila Observatory is a series of
short presentations, which provides an informal venue for
updates and discussions on the latest research and development on
climate and environment related topics, including air quality, disaster
risk management, climate change science and policy.

As part of the Brownbag series, you are warmly invited to attend
this week's talk:

         "Evaluation of the regional climate model REMO
       over several CORDEX domains throughout the globe"

                        by  Armelle Remedio

She will be presenting on December 15 (Wednesday), 12.30 pm
at the klima conference room at the Manila Observatory.

Hope to see you there!


Evaluation of the regional climate model REMO over several CORDEX
domains throughout the globe

Alberto Elizalde, Andreas Haensler, Stefan Hagemann, Daniela Jacob,
Pakaj Kumar,
Ralf Podzun, Diana Rechid, Armelle Remedio, Fahad Saeed, Kevin Sieck,
Claas Teichmann, and Christof Wilhelm
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

In order to investigate impacts of future climate change on a regional
scale there is a rising
need for high-resolution climate information in all parts of the
globe. However, so far for
many regions in the world, only coarse resolution global general
circulation model output
is available that often does not capture specific regional climate
characteristics.  As
remedial action in the COordinated Regional climate Downscaling
EXperiment (CORDEX),
it is planned to enhance the number of regional climate projections by
running different
regional climate models on several domains throughout the globe.

In the framework of CORDEX, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
will apply its regional
climate model REMO over several regions in the world. At the current
state the model has
been integrated for evaluation simulations using ERA-Interim as
boundary forcing for the
period extending from 1989 to 2008. We will discuss the ability of
REMO to represent the
climate characteristics of selected regions such as Africa, Europe,
North and South America,
and South Asia. The focus of the presentation will be on the
evaluation of the spatial and
temporal characteristics of simulated precipitation and temperature in
comparison to
observational datasets. First results show that REMO is able to
simulate the mean annual
climatic features in all domains, while some biases still remain.
Common biases for certain
climate types for different domains indicate possible improvements of
corresponding dynamical
and physical processes in the model. Further analysis focusing on
common model behavior in
different domains will also be shown.

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