MedCORDEX-Baltic Earth-COST Workshop on "Regional Climate System Modelling for the European Sea Regions"
Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 14- 16 March 2018
The aim of this workshop is to share recent progress in the understanding of regional climate variability with special focus on coupled effects between sea, atmosphere, land and anthroposphere. In this workshop, we will focus on European seas and their catchment areas like the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean - highly sensitive areas where global models fail to give reliable information about changing climate because key processes are not properly resolved.
Coupled atmosphere–sea ice–ocean models have been developed further in the recent past by using a hierarchy of sub-models for the Earth system. In these Earth system models, regional climate models are combined with sub-models for surface waves, land surface and vegetation, hydrology, land and marine biogeochemistry, the marine carbon cycle as well as marine biology and food webs. These model systems aim to investigate the impact of climate change on the entire terrestrial and marine environment.
Contributions related to any aspect of the description and modelling of regional climate are welcome. Some of the topics addressed in the workshop will be the description of present and future regional climates, the development and evaluation of regional climate system models and the assessment of extreme and high impact events.