Starts 27 May 2019
Ends 7 Jun 2019
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Via Grignano, 9 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The GEWEX program is the leading one of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Water Availability that is focusing on how the fresh water availability will shift due to climate change in many food producing regions of the world. The fresh water availability can be different in time because precipitation or ground water change or because snow melt effecting local runoff can experience reduction or increase. Climate extremes are one factor that can influence the intensity of precipitation in time, the snow melt timing and the exchange of water with land and therefore the storage. All these make unavoidable the effort of understanding and predicting precipitation variability and change.
To this aim the climate model community and in particular the regional climate community from one side is moving toward very high resolution simulation ensemble effort down to the scale of the convective permitting resolution (1-3 km); and from another side is working to implement fully coupled Earth System models to be able to understand the role of coupled water cycle and land atmosphere interaction in understanding local climate response.
This will open new frontiers for the hydrological model community because will bridge the spatial scale gap between regional climate models and impact models (hydrological models, ecosystem models, etc.) community; and will in turn affect the quality of the prediction of the hydrological cycle across several scales, from catchments to regional to global.
This workshop will focus on the state of the art of:
  • Precipitation measurements: what we can use to validate precipitation coming from the model output?
  • Ensemble of high resolution regional climate model outputs.: how can those be used as input of an hydrological model?
  • Regional Earth System model: which is the role of the coupled water cycle?
  • Uncertainty in global and regional climate projections: how can this uncertainty be taken into account for hydro-climate simulation?
**DEADLINE: 01/03/2019**


Soroosh Sorooshian (University of California, Irvine, USA), Marco Verdecchia (University of L'Aquila, Italy), Local Organisers: Erika Coppola, Fabio di Sante