Projects & Initiatives – Earth-System Modeling


APPLICATE Advanced Predictions in Polar regions and beyond: Modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climate Earth-System Modeling / Earth-System Modeling - Explore / Explore / PROJECTS / Projects & Initiatives - Earth-System Modeling

APPLICATE brings together an international and multidisciplinary team of experts in weather and climate prediction in order to improve climate and weather forecasting capacity and to provide guidance on the design of the future observing system in the Arctic.


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IS-ENES2 is the second phase project of the distributed e-infrastructure of models, model data and metadata of the European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES). This network gathers together the European modelling community working on understanding and predicting climate variability and change. ENES organizes and supports European contributions to international experiments used in assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This activity provides the...

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Earth System Models are mathematical descriptions of the real world at the cutting edge of understanding how our planet works and the links between the main components of the oceans, vegetation, ice and desert, gases in the atmosphere, and the carbon cycle, as well as numerous other components. Earth System Models are a developed based on traditional climate models, extending these typically physical models, to...

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PRIMAVERA is a Horizon 2020 project funded by European Commission. It started in November 2015 with a Kick-Off meeting held jointly with the CRESCENDO project, and it runs until October 2019. The project is a collaboration between 19 European partners, led by the UK Met Office and Reading University. Its aim is to develop a new generation of advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models,...

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Combining analysis of observed climate data with global and regional climate models GREENICE focuses on the atmosphere’s response to changes in ocean heat, sea ice and snow cover. It will enhance the ability to predict both anthropogenic and naturally-driven change on 10-30 year timescales. GREENICE will undertake case studies in selected northern communities to increase understanding of the present and historical adaptation of these communities...

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The Arctic is of fundamental importance in the climate system because of the important atmospheric and oceanic feedbacks that occur here. Added to this, global warming has caused intense changes in Arctic climate, with a rise in temperatures during recent years that is close to twice that of other regions. These rapid changes are a challenge to communities already at risk from many other aspects...

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Global climate models (ESMs or GCMs) can provide  climate information on scales of around 1000 by 1000 km (with grid resolution of 100’s of km) covering what could be a vastly differing landscape (from very mountainous to flat coastal plains for example) with greatly varying potential for floods, droughts or other extreme events. Regional Climate Models (RCM) and Empirical Statistical Downscaling (ESD), applied over a...

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ECRA aims to strengthen, expand and optimise EU climate research capabilities through the sharing of world-class national facilities in Europe and the collaborative realisation of pan-EU programmes. National and European Climate change research programmes have to be streamlined and coordinated, in order to ensure optimum use of human resources, modelling capacities, field activities, and infrastructures, maximising therefore the impact of scientific results and reinforcing the...

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