Regional Workshop on Regional Climate Model (RCM) Applications and Analysis

2 to 4 July, 2012 , Beirut

 1. Event Details
Information note
Logistical information note
Registration form
List of Participants
 2. Presentations
Session 1
Introduction to Climate Modeling-GCMs and RCMs
CC Scenarios and their Evolution in the IPCC Assessment Reports
Establishing an Arab Domain within CORDEX
RCM Applications-Inputs,Outputs and Tools for Impacts Analysis
High Resolution GCM for the Arab Region
Session 2
Basics of PRECIS-Requirements for Running an RCM
Downscaling to Assess the Impacts of CC on the Nile Basin
Measures to Assess and Alleviate the Impact of CC in Palestine
Session 3
Climate Model Ensembles for the Arab Domain
Projection Results from the CORDEX Africa Domain
Running and Evaluating RCM(PRECIS) Experiments
Collecting Water Data to support HM based on RCM Outputs
Session 4
Modeling the Climate in the Arab Region with PRECIS using SRES
Providing RCM Outputs for Use in Impacts Models
Session 5
Analyzing Extreme Events in RCM Outputs
Extreme Events for Analysis in the Arab Region
CC Signals and Impacts-Impacts of Sand and Dust Storms
Session 6
Examining downscaled Outputs On-line
Climate change and Water scarcity in Iraq

Within the framework of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is organizing a Regional Workshop on Regional Climate Model (RCM) Applications and Analysis, from 2 to 4 July 2012 at the United Nations House in Beirut, Lebanon.

The workshop on RCM Applications and Analysis is organized as part of the Regional Initiative through a project supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which is led by ESCWA and implemented in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS), the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other partner organizations.

This workshop is the second in a series of project workshops that support the capacity building and institutional strengthening pillar of the Regional Initiative. The first training workshop on Climate Change Prediction/Projection and Extreme Events Indices in the Arab Region was held from 13 to 16 March 2012 in Casablanca and targeted climate experts in Arab meteorological offices.

The workshop aims at exchanging national experiences and views about regional climate modelling and identifying water and climate data needs required to support regional climate modelling.


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