Joint Session 3 Regional Climate Modeling to Improve Climate Variability and Change Projections at the Local Scale Part I

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 10B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Om Tripathi, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology, Reading

While climate variability and change are largely governed by global phenomena adaptation to climate phenomena is primarily a regional and local problem. Regional climate models (RCMs) play an important role in downscaling global climate model information to the regional and local scale - at which local stakeholders and decision makers operate. In this session, we solicit talks related to the development and application of RCMs. We welcome talks focusing on diagnosis and evaluation of RCMs with in situ and remote sensing observations, improved physical parameterizations, and the relationship between large-scale climate variability and change with local phenomena. Application of RCMs to hydrological, ecological, agricultural and water resources management problems, including the prediction of hydrologic extremes, are also welcome. Contact(s): Francina Dominguez (, Leung, Lai-Yung (Ruby) (, Om Tripathi (, and Hsin-I Chang (

11:00 AM
Applications of RCMs for Understanding Climate Change in the Central US
Eugene S. Takle, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and C. J. Anderson
11:15 AM
Regional Climate Models' Dynamic Downscaling Ability and Major Factors that Affect this Ability
Yongkang Xue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and F. De Sales, R. Vasic, T. Sato, Y. Gao, and L. Druyan

11:30 AM
Understanding the role of local scale climate drivers over Africa using the GA3-based regional climate model
Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and R. Jones and J. Rodriguez

11:45 AM
Regional Climate Change across North America in 2030 Projected from RCP 6.0
Tanya L. Otte, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and C. G. Nolte, G. Faluvegi, and D. Shindell

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