Description
Regional climate models (RCMs) are widely used tools to produce high resolution climate information at regional scales, and can be run at resolutions of a few km which allow explicit description of convection processes. The ICTP regional climate modeling system, RegCM, is one of the most used RCMs worldwide. Its latest version, RegCM4, has been recently augmented in several aspects, in particular towards the application of the model to very high resolution, convection permitting, simulations. Among the main model improvements in this direction are the implementation of non-hydrostatic dynamics, the refinement of an advanced explicit cloud microphysics scheme and the full coupling with the MIT ocean model, the CHYM hydrological model, the CLM4.5 land-surface model including interactive vegetation and an augmented version of a chemistry/aerosol module.

As in previous workshops of this series, this event will provide lectures and extensive hands-on sessions on the theory of regional climate change and regional climate modeling as well as on the use of the RegCM4 modeling system. The focus of the present workshop will be on the application of the RegCM4 to high resolution experiments, in particular within the framework of the international program CORDEX (COordinated Regional Downscaling EXperiment). During the workshop, the new features of the model will be described and tested, and a new version of the model will be released. In addition, the contribution of the RegCM community to the next phase of the CORDEX program will be discussed. The workshop will also include a special session on the interactions between air quality, climate processes and climate change in diverse region of the world under the framework of the EU REQUA (Regional climate-air quality interactions) project.

The workshop is also aimed at providing a forum for current and future model users to discuss relevant issues and formulate needs and priorities for further model development and dissemination. A limited number of participants are envisioned, with proven experience in climate modeling and a strong interest in using the RegCM4 system for regional climate studies. 
Go to day
  • Monday, 23 May 2016
    • 08:30 - 17:00
      • 08:30 Registration - visitors with financial support have to go to the Fermi building - operations office ground floor 1h0'
        to avoid queueing and being late for the opening, it is advisable not to go on the 1st workshop  day to the Fermi building because of parallel big events
      • 09:30 Regional Modeling 30'
        Speaker: Filippo Giorgi (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 CORDEX 30'
        Speaker: Filippo Giorgi (ICTP)
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Terrace )
      • 11:00 RegCM4 History/ developments/ future/et... 30'
        Speaker: Filippo Giorgi (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Tests over different domains 30'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Cloud microphysics 30'
        Speaker: Rita Nogherotto (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 21:00
      • 09:00 Dynamical core 30'
        Speaker: Giovanni Tumolo (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:30 Added value Alps 30'
        Speaker: Csaba Torma (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Assessment of multiple daily precipitation statistics in ERA-Interim driven Med-CORDEX and EURO-CORDEX experiments against high resolution observations 30'
        Speaker: Adriano Fantini (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Impact of Climate Change on Heating and Cooling Degree Days and Potential Energy Demand in the Household Sector of China 30'
        Speaker: Xuejie Gao (IAP/CAS)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 11:30 A study on the impact of irrigation on regional climate using the regional climate model 30'
        Speaker: Eun Soon Im (MIT-SMART)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Dynamical Vegetation Model 30'
        Speaker: Luca Caporaso (CMCC Viterbo)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 17:00 Poster Session 2h0' ( AGH lower level )
      • 19:00 reception dinner for all participants 2h0' ( AGH Terrace )
  • Wednesday, 25 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 Africa 30'
        Speaker: Bamba Sylla (WASCAL)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:30 Central America and Mexico CORDEX CAM Studies 30'
        Speaker: Tereza Cavazos (CICESE)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Sensitivity of Tropical Cyclones to Resolution, Convection Scheme and Ocean Flux Parameterization over Eastern Tropical Pacific and Tropical North Atlantic Oceans in RegCM4 Model 30'
        Speaker: Ramon Fuentes Franco (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 11:00 North America 30'
        Speaker: Melissa Bukovsky (NCAR)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 A comparative analysis of the horizontal resolution impacts in simulated climate over South America 30'
        Speaker: Rosmeri Da Rocha Porfirio (University of Sao Paulo)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 The role of land use change over the Amazon Forest in simulating climatology and extreme hydroclimatic indices 30'
        Speaker: Marta Llopart Pereira (Saõ Paulo State University)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
    • 13:25 - 15:50
      • 13:25 EC FP7 project - REQUA RegCM-CHEM Experts Workshop 2h0'
      • 13:30 Chair P. Zanis - registration and opening 15'
      • 13:45 Overview of the REQUA project 15'
        Speaker: Dimitris Melas (Un. of Thessaloniki)
      • 14:00 Study on air pollution and climate interaction in East Asia using regional model RegCCMS and RegCM-CHEM 15'
        Speaker: Tijian Wang (Un. of Nanjing)
      • 14:15 Arabian dust and the Indian monsoon 15'
        Speaker: Fabien Solmon (ICTP)
      • 14:30 Secondary Organic Aerosols and their direct effects in RegCM4 15'
        Speaker: James Ciarlo (Un. of Malta)
      • 14:45 Dust size parameterization in RegCM4: impact on aerosol burden and radiative forcing 15'
        Speaker: Athanasios Tsikerdekis (Un. of Thessaloniki)
      • 15:00 Trans-Atlantic Transport of Mineral Dust from Sahara using RegCM4 15'
        Speaker: Prodromos Zanis (Un. of Thessaloniki)
      • 15:15 Validation of RegCM for South-East Europe - preliminary results 15'
        Speaker: Georgi Gadzhev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
    • 14:00 - 17:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Thursday, 26 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 Convection permitting modeling 30'
        Speaker: Nicole van Lipzig (KU Leuven)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:30 Convection-resolving climate change simulations: Short-term precipitation extremes in a changing climate 30'
        Speaker: Nikolina Ban (ETH Zurich)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Nonhydrostatic vs. hydrostatic dynamics: testing new capabilities in RegCM 30'
        Speaker: Ivan Guettler (DHMZ Zagreb)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Vegetation coupling 30'
        Speaker: Frode Stordal (University of Oslo)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Aerosols 30'
        Speaker: Fabien Solmon (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Assessing the performance of RegCM4-chem in the simulation of ozone levels: Summer circulation over Mediterranean and stratospheric intrusion events 30'
        Speaker: Prodromos Zanis (University of Thessaloniki)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
    • 13:30 - 15:30
      • 13:30 REQUA Round Table Discussion 2h0'
    • 14:00 - 17:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Friday, 27 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Atmosphere-ocean interactions 30'
        Speaker: Riccardo Farneti (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:30 Recent developments in RegESM modeling system and plans to support higher resolution and multi-component applications 30'
        Speaker: Ufuk Turuncoglu (ITU, Turkey)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Coupling - India 30'
        Speaker: Fabio Di Sante (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 11:00 Overview of a Regional Ocean-Atmosphere Coupled Model FROALS 30'
        Speaker: Tianjun Zhou (IAP/ CAS)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Coupling - South Atlantic 30'
        Speaker: Lina Sitz (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Assessment of the Regional Climate Earth System Model (RegESM) in reproducing observed climatic features of the atmosphere over the CORDEX Central America domain 30'
        Speaker: Ramon Fuentes Franco (ICTP)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Monday, 30 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 High-resolution ensemble projections of near-term regional climate over the continental United States 20'
        Speaker: Moetasim Ashfaq (Oak Ridge National Lab, USA)
      • 09:20 Climate Extreme Index Analysis Based on High Resolution Regional Simulation 20'
        Speaker: Fulden Batibeniz (Istanbul Tech. University)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:40 Dynamical downscaling: events – oriented verification 20'
        Speaker: Jose Antonio Salinas Prieto (Instituto Mexicano de Tecn. del Agua)
      • 10:00 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 10:30 Lab session 2h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Representing the present-day regional climate over Southern Africa in adouble nested system 20'
        Speaker: Nana Ama Browne Klutse (Ghana Space Science and Tech. Institute)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:20 How can regional climate models reproduce the annual cycle of precipitation in Europe? 20'
        Speaker: Tomas Halenka (Charles University, Czech Republic)
      • 09:40 Studies with RegCM4: Cyclones over South Atlantic and diurnal cycle of precipitation, new microphysics scheme and seasonal forecast over South America 20'
        Speaker: Michelle Reboita (Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Study of climate variability and future climate projections over the Southern Central Andes region through CMIP5 GCMs 20'
        Speaker: Natalia Zazulie (Un. de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:20 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 10:50 Lab session 1h40' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Wednesday, 1 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Soil Moisture Effect On Simulated Diurnal Cycle of Precipitable Water Vapor in the North American Monsoon Region 20'
        Speaker: Carlos A. Ochoa Moya (Un. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:20 On the assessment of urban land-surface impacts on climate in RegCM simulations over Central Europe - comparison of BATS-SLUCM and CLM-SLUCM 20'
        Speaker: Tomas Halenka (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:40 Hydro-climatic Effects of Present and Future Land Cover / Land Use Changes in the Upper Mesopotamia 20'
        Speaker: Yeliz Yilmaz (Istanbul Tech. University, Turkey)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Downscaling the Regional Climate of Iran and its challenges 20'
        Speaker: Seyedvahid Mousavi (Center for Research in Climate Change and Global Warning, Zanjan, Iran)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:20 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 10:50 Lab session 1h40' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Thursday, 2 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:20
      • 09:00 Transport and radiative impacts of atmospheric pollen in RegCM4 using an observation-based emissions model 20'
        Speaker: Matthew Wozniak (University of Michigan, USA)
      • 09:20 Impact of Climate Change on Wind Energy Generation in kagbeni, Nepal Using RegCM 20'
        Speaker: Neeraj Adhikari (Advanced College of Engineering and Mangement, Nepal)
      • 09:40 Climate Studies at the Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines 20'
        Speaker: Francia Avila (Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines)
      • 10:00 RegCM-related research activity at the Department of Meteorology 20'
        Speaker: Ildiko Pieczka (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
      • 10:20 Performance of RegCM4.1 in simulating extreme precipitation events of Pakistan 20'
        Speaker: Shahid Awan Mehmood (Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
      • 10:40 Using RegCM Model for Simulating the Air Quality over Cairo 20'
        Speaker: Amira Nasser Mostafa (Cairo)
      • 11:00 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 11:30 Lab session 1h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0' ( AGH both Informatics Labs )
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
  • Friday, 3 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00
      • 09:00 Project presentations 1h0'
      • 10:00 coffee break 30' ( AGH Terrace )
      • 10:30 Project presentations 2h0'
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( AGH cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Discussion about future activities 3h0'
        Material: Group Projects Awarding