Description
ATTENTION in the 1st week the MORNING lectures are taking place at the Leonardo building, Budinich Lecture Hall. All AFTERNOON sessions and the 2nd week will take place at the Adriatico Guest House!

The ICTP regional climate modeling system RegCM4 is currently
participating to the CORDEX-CORE initiative, which entails the completion
of a new set of downscaled climate projections over most CORDEX domains
for two greenhouse gas concentration scenarios (RCP8.5 and RCP2.6) at a
horizontal grid spacing of 25 km. These projections are being completed at
ICTP as well as other laboratories using the RegCM4 model, as a community
effort aimed at producing climate information usable for impact assessment
studies and contributing to the activities of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC). It is expected that by the date of the workshop
a number of new projections will have been completed for multiple domains,
and therefore the workshop will be an optimal venue to analyze these
projections and exchange experience across different domains and regions.

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 the use of the RegCM modeling
system. The focus of the present workshop will be on the analysis and
interpretation of the output of regional model projections, addressing
issues such as : assessment of model performance, performance metrics a
and model systematic errors, identification and quantification of added
value, study of phenomena relevant to different regions, uncertainty in
projections and their dependence on model biases. The workshop will also
provide a forum to discuss the production of scientific publications by
the RegCM user community participating to the CORDEX-CORE effort,
particularly in view of relevant IPCC deadlines. Experience with the RegCM
modeling system and with the analysis of regional model output is an
important requirement for participation.

The workshop is intended for scientists and graduate students working in
the areas of Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics, Climatology, Oceanography,
Physics and Mathematics.
Go to day
  • Monday, 28 May 2018
    • 08:15 - 14:00
      • 08:15 Registration 1h10' ( Leonardo building entrance lobby )
        Registration and payment formalities: Registration at venue - ATTENTION ONLY for ALL Faculty and for those participants who are NOT staying in the ICTP Guest Houses- 
        Paid participants registered in the guest houses need to go DIRECTLY (with passport!) 1st to Operations office FERMI Building: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30-12:00 and 13:30 - 14:30 to receive a check and 2nd to UNICREDIT BANK branch next to operations office to receive the cash, ATTENTION open ONLY on Mondays 8:20 to 13:20 and from 14:30 to 16:00
      • 09:25 Opening - Regional Modeling 25'
        Speaker: Filippo Giorgi (ICTP, Italy)
      • 09:50 CORDEX 50'
        Speaker: Filippo Giorgi (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 coffee break 20' ( Leonardo Building - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Recent development- RegCM4.7- evaluation metrics 25'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 RegCM non hydrostatic version RegCM4.7 25'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP, Italy)
      • 11:50 An Overview of EURO-CORDEX Simulations using RegCM4 25'
        Speaker: James Ciarlo (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 lunch break 1h45' ( Leonardo building - cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 17:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 coffee break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
  • Tuesday, 29 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 South America CORDEX experiment using RegCM 25'
        Speaker: Taleena Sines (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:25 Evaluation of RegCM4 simulations over South America CORDEX domain – focusing on the AMZ and LPB Basins 25'
        Speaker: Marta Llopart (UNESP, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:50 Assesment of fine resolution RegCM simulations over south-southeast Brazil 25'
        Speaker: Rosmeri Porfirio da Rocha (U. Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:15 South America RegCM4: results and challenges from CORDEX phase 1 to phase 2 25'
        Speaker: Michelle Reboita (U. of Itajuba, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 Group Photop - coffee break 20' ( Leonardo building terrace )
      • 11:00 Projections of rising heat stress due to global warming 25'
        Speaker: Eun-Soon Im (Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 Future changes in thermal comfort conditions over China based on multi-RegCM4 simulations 25'
        Speaker: Xuejie Gao (IAP, CAS, China)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 South East Asia Domain 25'
        Speaker: Paolo Stocchi (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 lunch break 1h45' ( Leonardo building - cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 21:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
      • 15:30 coffee break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 19:30 welcome reception 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
        all visitors are invited
  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 RegCM for the estimation of flood risk maps: an integrated hydrological and hydraulic approach 25'
        Speaker: Francesca Raffaele (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:25 Flood map estimation 25'
        Speaker: Adriano Fantini (ICTP, Italy)
      • 09:50 RegCM for the estimation of flood risk maps: an application over Northern Italy 25'
        Speaker: Rita Nogherotto (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 coffee break 20' ( Leonardo building - Terrace )
      • 11:00 On the capability of RegCM4 in simulating mean and extreme climate over India 25'
        Speaker: Sushant Das (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 A study of urbanization effects on the West-Africa monsoon 25'
        Speaker: Marco Stefanelli (ICTP, Italy)
      • 11:50 Assessment of RegCM-ES performances over the Mediterranean region 25'
        Speaker: Marco Reale (ICTP, Italy)
      • 12:15 NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program for monitoring water resources 25'
        special invited talk
        Speaker: Amita Mehta (The Center for Research on the Changing Earth System (CRCES), USA)
      • 12:40 lunch break 1h20' ( Leonardo building - cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 19:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 2h10'
        Material: Slides
      • 16:10 coffee break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:30 Natural Decadal Climate Variability and its Societal Impacts 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        special invited seminar
        Speaker: Vikram M. Mehta (The Center for Research on the Changing Earth System (CRCES), USA)
      • 17:30 get together drink reception 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
        all visitors are invited
  • Thursday, 31 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 An overview on Convection permitting modeling 25'
        Speaker: Paolo Stocchi (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:25 RegCM4 CP core: the challenge to explore climate by the new non hydrostatic version of the ICTP regional climate model 25'
        Speaker: Emanuela Pichelli (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:50 Convection permitting modeling 25'
        Speaker: Ivan Guettler (DHMZ Zagreb, Croati)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:15 Convection permitting modeling 25'
        Speaker: Michal Belda (Charles U., Czech Republic)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 coffee break 20' ( Leonardo building - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Do we need urban parameterization in high resolution simulations? 25'
        Speaker: Tomas Halenka (Charles U., Czech Republic)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 coupled model RegCM-ES 25'
        Speaker: Fabio Di Sante (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 Impacts of maximum deforestation/reforestation on the regional climate in Europe 25'
        Speaker: Susanna Strada (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Challenges and benefits of high resolution regional climate modelling - European examples 25'
        Speaker: Csaba Torma (Eotvos Lorand U., Hungary)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:40 lunch break 1h20' ( Leonardo building - cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 17:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
      • 15:30 coffee break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
  • Friday, 1 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 Climate change projection over West Africa under 1.5C and 2C global warming scenarios 25'
        Speaker: Bamba Sylla (WASCAL, Burkina Faso)
      • 09:25 Near-Term Increase in the Hazardous Weather Conditions over North America 25'
        Speaker: Moetasim Ashfaq (ORNL, USA)
      • 09:50 North American CORDEX and other modeling efforts: Interesting & In-Progress Findings 25'
        Speaker: Melissa Bukovsky (NCAR, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:15 North America and Australia CORDEX experiments using RegCM 25'
        Speaker: Taleena Sines (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:40 coffee break 20' ( Leonardo building - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Tropical cyclones and their associated precipitation under climate change conditions from a set of RCA projections over the Central America/Mexico CORDEX domain 25'
        Speaker: Ramon Fuentes Franco (SMHI, Sweden)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 Inter-comparison of regional climate models and climatic trends in the Central America/Mexico CORDEX domain 25'
        Speaker: Tereza Cavazos (CICESE, Mexico)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 Preliminary assessment of RegCM4.7 over the Central America/Mexico CORDEX domain 25'
        Speaker: Abraham Torres Alavez (ICTP, Italay)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Added Value of RegCM4.6.1 over Central America and the Caribbean 25'
        Speaker: Alejandro Vichot Llano (INSMET, Cuba / ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:40 lunch break 1h20' ( Leonardo building - cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 17:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
      • 15:30 coffee break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
  • Monday, 4 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 09:00 participant presentations 1h0'
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Lab session 2h0'
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h30'
  • Tuesday, 5 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 09:00 Climate projections of extreme events in Croatia by the mid-21st century 15'
        Speaker: Lidija Srnec (Croatia)
      • 09:15 Precipitation over a Mesoamerican domain at 50, 25 and 12.5 km resolution 15'
        Speaker: Enrique Pazos (Guatemala)
      • 09:30 How well does RegCM4 represent regional climate over Southeast Brazil? 15'
        Speaker: Lincoln Muniz Alves (Brazil)
      • 09:45 Testing RegCM4.7 in the CORDEX-CAM domain during 2010 15'
        Speaker: Rosa Beatriz Luna Nino (Mexico)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Lab session 2h0'
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h0'
  • Wednesday, 6 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 09:00 IMPACTS OF LAND USE CHANGES IN BRAZIL ON THE SOUTH AMERICA WATER BALANCE 15'
        Speaker: Diego Souza (Brazil)
      • 09:15 Simulation of PM2.5 surface concentration over West Africa using RegCM4 15'
        Speaker: Evelyn Toure (COTE D'IVOIRE)
      • 09:30 Impact of afforestation on extreme rainfall event over West Africa 15'
        Speaker: Romaric Odoulami (SOUTH AFRICA)
      • 09:45 Projected changes in wind and solar energy potential over West Africa under the global warming of 1.5°C and above 15'
        Speaker: Windmanagda Sawadogo (Burkina Faso)
      • 10:00 tbc 15'
        Speaker: Assi Louis Martial Yapo (Cote d'Ivoire)
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Lab session 1h45'
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h30'
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 09:00 West-African rainfall variability and its linkages with SST changes 15'
        Speaker: Koffi Worou (Belgium)
      • 09:15 Drought risk assessment of food security in a regional climate model perspective over Africa 15'
        Speaker: Tinebeb Gelassie Yohanes (Ethiopia)
      • 09:30 Local peculiarities in the influence of greenhouse gases on the climate of West Africa 15'
        Speaker: Mojisola Adeniyi (Nigeria)
      • 09:45 impact of anthropogenic aerosols on cloud and radiative properties over Côte d'Ivoire 15'
        Speaker: Alima Dajuma (Côte d'Ivoire)
      • 10:00 Comparison of RegCM4.5 and RegCM4.6 simulations for the Carpathian region 15'
        Speaker: Tímea Kalmár (Hungary)
      • 10:15 Intraseasonal variability of summer precipitation in Mexico and Central America 15'
        Speaker: Arturo Corrales Suastegui (Mexico)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Lab session 1h30'
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Lab session 3h30'
  • Friday, 8 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory
      • 09:00 Project Presentations 1h0'
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Project Presentations 2h0'
      • 12:30 Closure / certificates 1h30'