Background and Goals
The COSMO-CLM (CLM community) and REMO regional climate models will be developed on an ongoing basis, so that they can be used to provide input data for detailed model simulations for climate effect assessment.
Objectives: To cover the full range of future climate trends, the ongoing development of grouped assessments is essential to derive probability forecasts for climate changes based on all available regional climate simulations for Germany, taking into account the new IPCC RCP scenarios (RCP = Representative Concentration Pathways).
Steps in the process of adaptation to climate change
Step 1: Understand and describe climate change
COSMO-CLM (simulated emission scenarios to date: A1B and B1) and REMO (simulated emission scenarios to date: A1B, A2 and B1) regional climate models
all climate parameters in the models
Step 2a: Identify and assess risks - climate effects and impact
Climate change information will be provided across multiple fields of action for analysis of potential impacts.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS)
BTU Cottbus, Chair Environmental Meteorology (for CLM);
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (for REMO);
Climate Limited-area Modelling-Community (CLM-Community) with more than 40 Institutions; Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD);
German Environment Agency;
Federal Institute of Hydrology
Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus - Senftenberg
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