HyMeX/MED-CORDEX meeting - 26-28 May 2014 - Agenda


Monday, 26th May

9-9:30 am: coffee, welcome

1. Introduction:


9:30-9:45 am: Introduction: objectives of the meeting / practical details

9:45-10:15 am: Status of CORDEX (E. Coppola, ICTP)

10:15-10:45 am: HYMEX observations (P. Drobinski)

10:45-11:05 am: coffee break

11:05-11:35 am: Status of MedCordex (S. Somot)

11:35-12:05 am: MedCordex database (E. Lombardi)

2. Model intercomparison


12:05-12:25 pm: P. Vaittinada: Statistical Regionalization Models Intercomparisons and hydrological impacts Project (StaRMIP) : First Results

12:25-12:45 pm: S. Bastin: Evaluation of MED-CORDEX simulations using long-term ground-based multi-sensors observations and GPS data.

12:45-1:05 pm: B. Ahrens: Mistral and its Siblings in RCMs

1:05-2:15 pm: lunch break

2:15- 2:35 pm: M. Stefanon: Testing climate models using an impact model : What are the advantages ?

2:35-2:55 pm: P. Lionello: Preliminary results of a standard validation of ERA-Interim driven and historical climate simulations within the MedCORDEX project

3. Evaluation and model improvement


2:55-3:15 pm: A. Harzallah: An evaluation of Mediterranean Sea simulations using coupling and forcing approaches

3:15-3:35 pm: F. Sevault: Ocean simulation of the 1980-2012 period for the Mediterranean Sea using a fully-coupled atmosphere-land-hydrology-river-ocean regional Climate System Model: design and evaluation.

3:35-3:55 pm: G. Sannino: PROTHEUS, an atmosphere-ocean regional climate model developed for Mediteranean area

3:55-4:15 pm: P. Lionello: Cosmo-CLM simulations within the MedCORDEX project

4:15-4:45 pm: coffee break

Round tables


4:45-6:30 pm: round tables.


Tuesday, 27th May

9-9:30 am: coffee, welcome

4. New reference products for model evaluation


9:30-9:50 am: S. Froidurot: Characterization of rainfall spatiotemporal variability over South-East France for regional climate model evaluation

9:50-10:10 am: G. Jorda : On the validation of Mediterranean ocean climate models with uncertain observational products

10:10-10:30 am: K. Von Schuckman: Regional ocean indicators in the Mediterranean Sea from in situ measurements during 2004-2012

10:30-10:50 am: J. Beuvier: First results of the Mediterranean Sea reanalysis MEDRYS1 over 1992-2011

10:50-11:20 am: coffee break

5. Discussion


11:20-12:40 am: report of round tables, plenary discussion on available observations for model evaluation (access), what about HYMEX data?

12:40 am-2:00 pm: lunch break

6. Climate change, uncertainty and impacts


2:00-2:20 pm: C. Dubois: Impact of a high resolution Mediterranean sea on the climate change response over the European and Mediterranean region.

2:20-2:40 pm: E. Coppola: 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

2:40-3:00 pm: L. Li: Climate downscaling with a regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model for the Mediterranean


3:20-3:40 pm: Y. Tramblay: Evaluation of Med-CORDEX regional climate model simulations for hydrological impact studies in Morocco

3:40-4:00 pm: M. Mallet: Aerosol radiative impact on the Mediterranean climate in coupled atmosphere-ocean regional climate simulations

4:00-4:30 pm: coffee break

Plenary discussion


4:30-6:00 pm: Discussion 2: valorization (special issue, climate services), enhancing model inter comparison.


Wednesday, 28th May

9-9:30 am: coffee, welcome

7. Process studies


9:30-9:50 am: R. Waldman: Ocean deep convection in the Mediterranean sea: 2012-2013 case study in the Gulf of Lions, from observations to modelling

9:50-10:10 am: B. Ahrens: New ocean-atmosphere regional coupled system COSMO-CLM/NEMO-MED12 over the Mediterranean Sea

10:10 - 10:30 am: H. Omrani: Investigation on the offshore wind energy potential over the North Western Mediterranean Sea in a regional climate system model

10:30-10:50 am: E. Sanchez-Gomez: Impact of the internal variability of the RCM Aladin-Climat on the Mediterranean cyclones

10:50-11:20 am: coffee break

8. Extreme events


11:20-11:40 am: E. Harader: The added value of high resolution regional modeling with ALADIN-Climate for the reproduction of extreme precipitation over France

11:40-12:00 pm: S. Berthou: When and where are Mediterranean heavy rain events sensitive to atmosphere-ocean coupled processes ?

12:00-12:20 pm: M. Gaertner: Multi-model analysis of the impact of ocean-atmosphere coupling and high resolution on the simulation of tropical-like cyclones over the Mediterranean Sea

12:20-12:40 pm: L. Fita: First regional results of the coupling of LMDZ physics in WRF

12:40-2:00 pm: lunch break

Plenary discussions


2:00-5:00 pm: Final discussion: financial aspects (call H2020), link with other conferences/programs

5.00 pm: end of the workshop