Description
Regional climate models (RCMs) are widely used tools to produce high resolution climate simulations at regional scales. The ICTP regional climate modeling system, RegCM, is one of the most used RCMs worldwide, with applications ranging from regional process studies to paleoclimate, climate change, chemistry-climate and biosphere-atmosphere interactions. A new version of the model, RegCM4, has been completed and released in 2012, but new features are being included for release during this workshop, such as the CLM4.5 land surface scheme, a new cloud microphysics scheme and coupling with the MIT Ocean model. 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 within the international program CORDEX (COordinated Regional Downscaling EXperiment. The primary aim of CORDEX is to produce a new generation of large multi-model ensembles of regional climate change projections over domains covering all continental areas of the world for use in impact assessment and adaptation studies. The RegCM community contributes to CORDEX through the completion of numerical experiments over different CORDEX domains. The workshop is thus intended to provide a forum to assess and intercompare these experiments within the context of the goals of CORDEX. 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 is envisioned, with proven experience in climate modeling and a strong interest in using the RegCM4 system for regional climate studies.
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  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    • 08:30 - 09:30
      • 08:30 Registration 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
    • 09:30 - 14:00
      • 09:30 Update on RegCM4 developments and CORDEX 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Giorgi (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:00 The ICTP-CORDEX simulations. Overview of the CREMA ensemble results. 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: E. Coppola (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 An accurate and efficient numerical framework for the new RegCM dynamical core 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: G. Tumolo (ICTP)
      • 11:20 Identifying the sensitivity of precipitation of Anatolian Peninsula to Mediterranean Sea Surface Temperature using coupled regional climate model 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: U. Turuncoglu (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 11:40 The New Microphysics Cloud Scheme Implemented in RegCM4 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Nogherotto (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:00 Climate Chemistry Simulation using RegCM4.5 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Shalaby (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:20 lunch break 1h40' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 19:00
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: G. Giuliani, L. Mariotti, C. Torma, R. Fuentes Franco, I. Diallo, E. Coppola (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: G. Giuliani, L. Mariotti, C. Torma, R. Fuentes Franco, I. Diallo, E. Coppola (ICTP)
      • 18:00 Ice Breaker reception 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 The Med-Cordex perspective for regional earth system modeling 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: P. Ruti (ENEA, Rome, Italy)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 09:30 The MITgcm, a versatile ocean regional model: the Mediterranean Sea case 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: G. Sannino (ENEA, Rome, Italy)
        Material: Presentation slides
      • 10:00 Testing RegCM 4.4 over Europe and a possible application of the Factor Separation method 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: C. Torma
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 Planetary boundary layer schemes in RegCM: evaluation and impact on the climate change signal over Europe and Mediterranean region 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: I. Guettler (DHMZ, Zagreb, Croatia)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 11:30 The Euro-CORDEX Initiative: A new generation of regional climate scenarios for Europe 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Prein (Un. Graz, Austria)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:00 Estimates of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. pollen emission and dispersion in Europe using RegCM 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: L. Liu (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 18:00
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: G. Giuliani, L. Mariotti, C. Torma, R. Fuentes Franco, I. Diallo, E. Coppola (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: G. Giuliani, L. Mariotti, C. Torma, R. Fuentes Franco, I. Diallo, E. Coppola (ICTP)
  • Wednesday, 14 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 12:10
      • 09:00 Performances of RegCM4.4 over CORDEX-EA (phase 2) Region 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: X. Gao (CMA, Beijing, P.R. of China)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 09:25 CORDEX-East Asia 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: H.-S. Kang (KMA, Seoul, R. of Korea)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 09:50 The Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) / CORDEX Southeast Asia Project and Highlights of Sensitivity Experiments of RegCM4 for Different Physical Parameterizations 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Tangang (IKLIM National Un. of Malaysia)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:15 CORDEX South Asia: Overview and performance of regional climate models 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: J. Sanjay (IITM, Pune, India)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:40 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
      • 11:10 Evidence for Weakening of Indian summer monsoon and SA CORDEX results from RegCM 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S.K. Dash (IIT Delhi, India)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 11:45 Interactions between Arabian dust emission and the Indian monsoon 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Solmon (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
    • 12:10 - 14:00
      • 12:10 Metrics for CORDEX: RegCM in context 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: W. Gutowski (Iowa State Un., USA)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:40 Dealing with a Regional Climate Model Ensemble 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Bukovsky (NCAR, USA)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 13:05 lunch break 55' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 16:00
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: U. Turuncoglu, G. Sannino, R. Farneti (ITU, Istanbul, Turkey, ENEA, Rome, Italy, ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
    • 16:00 - 18:00
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: F. Solmon, A. Shalaby et al. (ICTP)
  • Thursday, 15 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 09:30
      • 09:00 Downscaling a perspective from Australia 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. Timbal (BOM, Australia)
        Material: presentation slides
    • 09:30 - 11:20
      • 09:30 tbc 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: C. Lennard (Un. of Cape Town, South Africa)
      • 10:00 Publishing and Accessing CORDEX data via the Earth System Grid Federation - ESGF 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: G. Nikulin (SMHI, Sweden)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:30 Projected climate change over West Africa: Intra-seasonal variability, Higher intensity precipitation events and Drought frequency and variability 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. Sylla (WASCAL, Burkina Faso)
      • 10:50 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
    • 11:20 - 14:30
      • 11:20 CORDEX South America: Overview of on going activities and evaluation of regional climate change scenarios for South America 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S. Solman (CIMA Un. of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 11:45 Interannual variability associated with ENSO: present and future climate projections of RegCM4 for South America-CORDEX domain 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Porfirio da Rocha (USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:10 CORDEX activities in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 25' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: T. Cavazos (CICESE, Mexico)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:35 lunch break 1h55' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
    • 14:30 - 21:30
      • 14:30 lab session 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: R. Nogherotto et al. (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: R. Nogherotto et al. (ICTP)
      • 19:30 Reception dinner 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
  • Friday, 16 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 Seasonal and intraseasonal changes of African monsoon climates in 21st century CORDEX projections 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: L. Mariotti (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 09:30 Projections of extreme rainfall events in RegCM4 CORDEX simulations for west Africa 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: I. Diallo (ICTP)
      • 10:00 Tropical cyclones in a regional climate change projection with RegCM4 over the CORDEX Central America domain 30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: G. Tefera Diro (UQAM, Canada)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 Interannual variability of precipitation over the Central America CORDEX domain from a set of future projections from CMIP5 GCMs and RegCM4 simulations 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Fuentes Franco (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 11:20 Climate change impact on precipitation for the Amazon and La Plata basins 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Llopart (USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 11:40 RegCM4.4rc Internal Variability What to expect 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: G. Giuliani (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:00 Scale dependent impact of Climate Change in the Alpine Region: hydrological budget comparison between low, medium, high and very high resolution Regional Climate Model simulations. 20' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Raffaele (ICTP)
        Material: presentation slides
      • 12:20 lunch break 1h40' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 16:00
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: F. Solmon, A. Shalaby et al. (ICTP)
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
    • 16:00 - 18:00
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
        Speaker: R. Nogherotto et al. (ICTP)
  • Saturday, 17 May 2014
    • 08:30 - 17:00
      • 08:30 CORDEX Science Advisory Team 8h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Lundqvist Lecture Hall )
  • Monday, 19 May 2014
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      • 09:15 Urban environment impact on climate 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: T. Halenka (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
      • 09:30 Modeling of Climate Indices for the Temperature Regimen in the Territory of Georgia by using RegCM4 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Elizbarashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia)
      • 09:45 Cloud-Aerosol Interaction in RegCM4: Indirect effects of aerosols over Africa 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Zakey (Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Cairo, Egypt)
      • 10:00 Space- and Ground-Based Investigation of Atmospheric Aerosols and their Impact on Climate Over Egypt (A PEER NSF USAID NAS Project) 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Ibrahim (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
      • 10:15 Simulating the Characteristics of extreme rainfall events over Southern Africa using Regional Climate Models 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. J. Abiodun (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
  • Tuesday, 20 May 2014
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      • 09:15 A study of regional air pollution in spring using WRF/CMAQ model over Pearl River Delta, China 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Q. Fan (Department of Atmospheric Science, Sun yat-sen University, China)
      • 09:30 Model validation of the Regional Climate Model (RegCM4.3) over the Loess Plateau, China 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: L. Wang (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
      • 09:45 Use of Regional Climate Model (RegCM3/4) in Mongolia 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Gomboluudev Purevjav (Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Mongolia)
      • 10:00 Simulation of Indonesian Maritime Continent Rainfall using Regional Climate Model 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Kadarsah (Indonesian Agency for Meteorological Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG))
      • 10:15 Poster presentations, 3 min each 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pampuch, Jang, Guendogdu, Patarcic
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
  • Wednesday, 21 May 2014
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      • 09:15 Application of the ICTP Regional Climate Model 4.3 (RegCM4.3) to grain production in Nigeria 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Adeniyi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
      • 09:30 Evaluation of dry/wet spells of  the North American Monsoon with CORDEX 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Cerezo Mota (Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico)
      • 09:45 Assessment of RegCM4.3 over the CORDEX South America Domain: Sensitivity Analysis to Physical Parameterization Schemes 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Reboita (Natural Resources Institute, Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil)
      • 10:00 Surrogate Climate-Change Scenarios with a Regional Climate Model over South America 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: P. Reyes Fernandez (Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies - CPTEC/INPE, Brazil)
      • 10:15 Poster presentations, 3 min each 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Han, Batibeniz, Klutse Browne, Valcheva
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 Discussion 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
  • Thursday, 22 May 2014
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      • 09:15 Performance of RegCM4.3 over the India Region 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S. Mishra (IIT, Delhi, India)
      • 09:30 Response of Atmospheric Circulations to Direct Radiative Forcing of Aerosols over Indian Subcontinent 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: S. Das (IIT, Delhi, India)
      • 09:45 Future Climatic and Hydrological changes over Upper Indus basin of Himalayan region Pakistan 15' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Shaukat (Chin. Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 10:30 Discussion 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 12:30 lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 lab session 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
      • 15:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 16:00 lab session 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Informatics Lab. )
  • Friday, 23 May 2014
    • 09:00 - 12:30
      • 09:00 Project Presentations 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 10:30 coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House (Terrace) )
      • 11:00 Project Presentations 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Kastler Lecture Hall )