Other projects

The Rossby Centre also leads or contributes to a number of other national and international projects, which are summarized below:

ADSIMNOR is a research project funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas. ADSIMNOR aims to improve the understanding of climate change in the Arctic and its impacts in northern Sweden. It is a joint project with researchers from Stockholm University, Lund University, Abisko Scientific Research Station and SMHI. Rossby Centre at SMHI is coordinating the project.

ADSIMNOR website

BCC (Bolin Centre for Climate Research) is a Formas supported climate research collaboration led by Stockholm University. FoUrc are a collaborator in this project with an emphasis placed on collaborative projects with BCC. All projects centre on the use and further development of EC‐Earth as an Earth System Modelling tool.

BCC website

CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment) is a World Climate Research Program (WCRP) initiative to coordinate climate downscaling efforts across all land regions of the world. Phase I of CORDEX concentrates on the development and evaluation of highresolution regional climate projections for all land‐regions of the world, using CMIP5 GCM projections as the driving data. The Rossby Centre is heavily involved in a number of the regional domains.

CORDEX website

EC‐Earth v3 is the latest release of the coupled climate model EC‐Earth became available in October. The model is being developed by a European consortium of climate research units and the Rossby Centre has played a vital role during the engineering of the most recent version, EC‐Earth 3. The upcoming release includes many new aspects, with upgraded component models and a focus on user friendliness.

EC Earth v3 website

The HYDROIMPACTS 2.0 project (2010‐2013) is coordinated by the Hydrology Research group and aims to provide high resolution information on water resources at a range of timescales over the Nordic region. The Rossby Centre contributes with a range of high resolution, ensembles of regional climate simulations.

HYDROIMPACTS 2.0 website

Knowledge for Climate (KvK) is a research programme for the development of knowledge and services that contribute towards climate proofing the Netherlands. The Rossby Centre provides the project with climate scenarios and performs sensitivity studies with HARMONIE related to city climate and soil moisture – precipitation conditions.

KvK website

In LANDCLIM 10000 the Rossby Centre has run a number of RCA simulations have been performed for past climate conditions with a focus on two periods; the Mid Holocene and the Little Ice Age. Specifically, impacts of different vegetation and land cover on the resulting climate have been investigated.

LANDCLIM 10000 website

MACCII is a Formas project (2010‐2013) coordinated by Stockholm University and aims to improve the understanding and model representation of aerosols in the climate system. The Rossby Centre's main role is to introduce the aerosol indirect effects into EC‐Earth. We also work with the Air Quality research group to introduce a coupling between MATCH (used to model aerosols at their generation of cloud condensation nuclei) and RCA4 to investigate regional cloud‐aerosol interactions.

MACC II website

MERGE connects modellers in Sweden involved in climate/Earth System modelling with special focus on climate/terrestrial biosphere interactions (including vegetation, land use, biogeochemical cycles and aerosols). Within MERGE the Rossby Centre develops RCA and HARMONIE/SURFEX in connection to the dynamic vegetation modelling system LPJ‐GUESS.

MERGE website

Mistra‐SWECIA is an interdisciplinary research programme on climate, impacts and
adaptation. The programme brings together researchers in the fields of climate science, economics, life sciences and social sciences. The Rossby Centre develops tools that will help end‐users, such as the forestry industry, to interpret how the changing climate may influence very local scale conditions. Results based on climate simulations within CMIP5 and CORDEX are also provided.

Mistra-SWECIA website

The overall goal of the North Hydrology is to support the international efforts coordinated by the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) to exploit the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology, models and in situ data to improve the characterization of river and lake ice processes and their contribution to the Northern Hydrology system. The Rossby Centre utilizes the new products related to lake surface temperature and ice cover for evaluation of the lake model FLake within RCA over Europe.

North Hydrology website