Special Climate Research Issue on Regional Climate Modeling

In december 2010 a special issue (CR special 23) devoted to Regional Climate Model (RCM) evaluation and weighting is published in the journal Climate Research (CR). The presented work was undertaken in the European fp6 project ENSEMBLES. SMHI staff has been actively engaged and partly leading the ENSEMBLES RCM work. In the special issue, contributions from the Rossby Centre involves articles on evaluation of daily and monthly temperature and precipitation statistics in RCMs, and assignment of weights to RCMs. Below is a list of the articles which can be read online at the Inter-Research Science Center.

  • Buser CM, Künsch HR, Schär C (2010), Bayesian multi-model projections of climate: generalization and application to ENSEMBLES results. Clim Res 44:227-241
  • Christensen JH, Kjellström E, Giorgi F, Lenderink G, Rummukainen M (2010), Weight assignment in regional climate models. Clim Res 44:179-194
  • Coppola E, Giorgi F, Rauscher SA, Piani C (2010), Model weighting based on mesoscale structures in precipitation and temperature in an ensemble of regional climate models. Clim Res 44:121-134
  • Déqué M, Somot S (2010), Weighted frequency distributions express modelling uncertainties in the ENSEMBLES regional climate experiments. Clim Res 44:195-209
  • Donat MG, Leckebusch GC, Wild S, Ulbrich U (2010), Benefits and limitations of regional multi-model ensembles for storm loss estimations. Clim Res 44:211-225
  • Kjellström E, Boberg F, Castro M, Christensen JH, Nikulin G, Sánchez E (2010), Daily and monthly temperature and precipitation statistics as performance indicators for regional climate models. Clim Res 44:121-134
  • Lenderink G (2010), Exploring metrics of extreme daily precipitation in a large ensemble of regional climate model simulations. Clim Res 44:151-166
  • Lorenz P, Jacob D (2010), Validation of temperature trends in the ENSEMBLES regional climate model runs driven by ERA40. Clim Res 44:167-177