High-resolution climate predictions and short-range forecasts to improve the process understanding and the representation of land-surface interactions in the WRF model in Southwest Germany

Climate Research

Universität Hohenheim
Institut für Physik und Meteorologie

In this project climate projections on the 0.11° scale will be carried out within the EURO-CORDEX experiment to investigate closely the evolution of climate in central Europe. Major aims are the derivation of climatologies and long-term trends and process understanding with a special focus on land-surface-atmosphere interaction. The results are intened to be included into the next assessment report of IPCC (AR5). Furthermore, simulations on the so-called convection-permitting scale will be carried out to avoid known systematic model errors due to coarse orography.