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Seminars»28.05.2015 - Levent Kurnaz : Simulation of temperature and precipitation climatology using Regional Climate Modelling

28.05.2015 - Levent Kurnaz : Simulation of temperature and precipitation climatology using Regional Climate Modelling

Simulation of temperature and precipitation climatology using Regional Climate Modelling

Levent Kurnaz
Center for Climate Change and Policy Studies and Physics Department,Boğaziçi University
28 May 2015, Thursday, 14:40
Cavid Erginsoy Seminar Room, Physics Department, 3rd floor

Abstract: Global circulation models can give a coarse view of the global climatology. To be able to help adaptation strategies a finer view must be obtained through the use of regional climate modelling. Here, the results of experiments with the ICTP's regional climate model RegCM 4.3.5 that were run for seasonal mean air temperature and precipitation total series are presented. The experiments consist of one simulation from 1970 to 2000 using ERA-Interim reanalysis data as the boundary condition, another set of simulations for the period 1970−2000 using the global climate models HadGEM2 and MPI-ESM-MR hindcast data for forcing, and finally a set of simulations for the period 2010−2100 using the HadGEM2 and MPI-ESM-MR RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios projection data for forcing.

Reminder: Tea and cookies will be in the seminar room before the seminar.