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simulations phase 1

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In its phase 1, Med-CORDEX simulations gather 3 kind of runs (evaluation, historical, scenario), 4 kind of regional models (atmosphere, land-surface, ocean, coupled RCSM) and are classified in two categories: CORE simulations and TIER1 simulations.

apri CORE simulations

The framework for the Med-CORDEX CORE simulations follow the CORDEX frame over the Mediterranean domain (MED-44):

  • Atmosphere-Land only
  • 50 km over the MED-44 CORDEX domain
  • Evaluation run (ERA-Interim driven runs, 1989-2008 minimum)
  • Historical runs (1981-2005 minimum, 1950-2005 advised)
  • Scenario runs (RCP8.5, RCP4.5, 2011-2040 or 2041-2070 minimum, 2006-2100 advised)

The simulations are also described on the HyMeX database web site. Each form corresponds to one simulation and gives some details about the model, the reference article, the modelling group, etc. It is also possible to access to the simulations archived on MED-CORDEX database from those forms.

apri TIER-1 simulations

The TIER1 Med-CORDEX simulations include:

  • Extension of the ERA-Interim evaluation CORDEX runs to the longest possible period and in particular to present in order to use the most recent evaluation data available and the HyMeX field campaign results. The period 1979-2013 is advised.
  • Production of an ensemble of higher-resolution atmosphere RCM: target resolution is 0.11°, about 12 km (MED-11) but intermediate resolutions are possible.
  • Production of an ensemble of simulations with coupled Regional Climate System Models (RCSM), i.e. with fully interactive Atmosphere-Land surface-River-Ocean components, covering the whole Mediterranean basin at high resolution;
  • Production of stand-alone simulations for all the components of the RCSM
The Med-CORDEX simulations

apri Participating teams

Today, Med-CORDEX gathers 22 different modelling groups from 9 different countries in Europe, Middle-East and North-Africa:

FranceFrance
GermanyGermany
GreeceGreece
HungaryHungary
ItalyItaly
SerbiaSerbia
SpainSpain
Tunisia Tunisia
Turkey

The community meets regularly during dedicated international workshops (Toulouse Sept 2009, Toulouse March 2012, Palaiseau May 2014, Mykonos Sept 2015, Roma Nov. 2015, Barcelona July 2017), at EGU every year or during the HyMeX annual workshops.

The registered modelling groups are:

institutionMed-CORDEX contact point
flag AWI - GERICSWilliam Cabos -  Dimitry Sein
flag BSCMaria Gonçalves Ageitos
flag CMCC - Univ SalentoDario Conte -  Piero Lionello
flag CNRMSamuel Somot
flag ENEAAlessandro Dell'Aquila
flag ENSTAThomas Arsouze
flag Eotvos Lorand UJudit Bartholy
flag GUFBodo Ahrens
flag ICTPErika Coppola
flag INSTMAli Harzallah
flag IPSLSophie Bastin
flag ITUBaris Onol
flag JRCDiego Macias-Moy
flag LMDLaurent Li
flag MERCATORJonathan Beuvier
flag MPIAlberto Elizalde
flag Puertos de l'EstadoRoland Aznar Lecocq
flag UCLMMiguel Gaertner
flag Univ of AthensVasilis Vervatis
flag Univ of BelgradeVladimir Djurdjevic
flag Univ de BourgogneAlbin Ullmann
flag UPMPedro Galan

apri Participating models

The participating models are:

apri 9 different Atmosphere-RCM (resolution between 10 and 50km)

RegCM, ALADIN, LMDZ, EBU, WRF, PROMES, CCLM, NMMB, REMO

apri 4 different Ocean regional models

MITgcm, NEMO, ROMS (INSTM-MED), GTEM

apri 4 different Land-Surface regional models

ISBA, ORCHIDEE, IRIS, CEFREM

apri 11 Fully coupled Regional Climate System Models (at least ocean-atmosphere-land)

PROTHEUS, CNRM-RCSM4, LMDZ/NEMOMED8, EBU/POM, MORCE-MED, PROMES/NEMOMED12, LMDZ/ROMS-MED, CCLM/NEMOMED12, COSMOMED, ROM, RegESM1

apri 6 GCMs used for the scenario runs

CNRM-CM5, MPI-ESM, IPSL-CM5-MR, CMCC-CM, HadGEM2-ES, EC-Earth2.3

apri List of runs

Note that the "List of run" files contains links towards the description of each run (metadata). You can click on it to access to the run information.

Atmosphere Regional Climate Models pdf format
Land-River Regional Climate Models pdf format
Ocean Regional Climate Models pdf format
Fully-coupled Regional Climate System Models pdf format
GCM x RCM matrix pdf format