Online Paper-Writing Workshop on
Regional Climate Modeling

November 24-25 & December 8-9, 2020

Objectives of the Workshop:

In face of the need to foster coordination of downscaling initiatives for the South America and Central America and the Caribbean regions (SAM/CAM) and to pursue capacity-building activities in the region, the overall goal of this activity is to promote collaborative activities and networking in the SAM/CAM regions with focus on specific regional climate phenomena. In this context, a virtual workshop on paper-writing is proposed with the aim of enhancing the capacity of PhD students and early career researchers in designing a research topic on regional climate modeling and documenting/writing the scientific results.

  Specifically, the aims of the Workshop are:
  • To coordinate collaborative research based on CORDEX products (statistical and dynamical simulations) with focus on selected regional phenomena.
  • To foster the interaction and discussion between climate modelers and representatives from the user/impact community.
  • To enhance the capacity on documenting scientific research.

The workshop builds on specific regional climate phenomena of interest in the CAM/SAM regions, which will be the subject of the coordinated research activities.

The workshop will focus on two main themes, one related to scientific-driven issues and another directed towards the societal relevance of regional modeling to user communities.
Tentative topics to be considered:

  • Subtropical westerly jets.
  • Low level jets in the Caribbean and in South America.
  • To enhance the capacity on documenting scientific research.
  • Tropical cyclone activity in Atlantic and East-Pacific Basins
  • Extremes: a comparison of extreme climate indices across the CAM/SAM domains in available CORDEX simulations.
  • Daily precipitation over the Andes for drinking water, irrigation and hydropower: evaluation of simulations and future projections.
  • Applications: Viticulture, health, cities, water resources, and climate change.
Target Audience:
The Workshop is intended for PhD students and early career researchers with a background in regional climate. Participants from SAM/CAM domains actively involved in the regional climate modeling (dynamic or statistical) as well as users from the impact community and stakeholders are encouraged to participate.
Considering the characteristics of the workshop, there will be a limited number of participants. In their applications, participants must indicate the particular topic of interest (see list above), provide a motivation statement, a short CV, and a letter of recommendation.

Online Applications will be available: HERE
Important dates:
October 6 1st Announcement of the workshop
October 9 Open for applications
November 2 Deadline for applications
November 13 Notification of applicants and preparation material
November 24-25 Workshop: Phase 1
Dicember 8-9 Workshop: Phase 2

Scientific Steering Committee

Silvina Solman. CIMA-CONICET/UBA, Argentina
Rosmeri Porfirio da Rocha. USP, Brazil
Tereza Cavazos. CICESE, Mexico
Irene Lake. CORDEX-IPOC, Sweden
Lindha Nilsson . CORDEX-IPOC, Sweden
Maria Laura Bettolli. UBA-CONICET, Argentina

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