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Statistical and regional dynamical downscaling of extremes for european regions

Objective

For many EU countries, climatic change from whatever cause is most evident, part-circularly to the public & media, through changing frequencies of extremes. While there is a clear need for scenarios of extremes, such scenarios are not readily available at present, mainly because a systematic framework for identifying & evaluating suitable construction methods is lacking. STARDEX will provide such a framework through the rigorous & systematic inter-comparison & evaluation of statistical, dynamical & statistical-dynamical downscaling methods for the recon-striation of observed extremes & the construction of scenarios of extremes for European case-study regions. The more robust techniques will be identified & used to produce reliable & plausible future scenarios of extremes for the case- study regions for the end of the 21st century. These scenarios will help to address the vital question as to whether extremes will occur more frequently in the future.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

AGENZIA REGIONALE PREVENZIONE E AMBIENTE DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
Address
Viale Silvani 6
40122 Bologna
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route De Lucioles 1361
06560 Valbonne
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
FACHHOCHSCHULE FUER TECHNIK STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Schellingstrasse 24
70174 Stuttgart
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DEL CLIMA
Spain
Address
Mar Egeo 10
28220 Majadahonda
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
101,Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 61
70550 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
Address
Route Des Lucioles 1361
06560 Valbonne
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
12,Hallerstrasse 12
3012 Bern
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
6/2,Viale Berti Pichat 6/2
40127 Bologna