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1 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES ENSEMBLE-based Predictions of Climate Changes and their Impacts
2 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES A five year project under EC Framework Programme VI Funding from EC of 15 million Euros 70 partners from EU, Switzerland, Australia, US Ten Research Themes (RT)s
3 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES – Strategic Objectives Develop an ensemble prediction system based on the principal state- of-the-art high resolution, global and regional Earth System models, validated against quality controlled, high resolution gridded datasets for Europe, to produce for the first time, an objective probabalistic estimate of uncertainty in future climate at the seasonal, decadal and longer timescales Quantify and reduce uncertainty in the representation of physical, chemical, biological and human-related feedbacks in the Earth System Maximise the exploitation of the results by linking the outputs to a range of applications, including agriculture, health, food security, energy, water resources, insurance and risk management
4 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES – Scientific Objectives Produce probabilistic predictions from seasonal to decadal and longer timescales through the use of ensembles, and use these to explore the related impacts Integrate additional processes in climate models to produce true earth system models Develop higher resolution climate models to provide more regionally detailed climate predictions and better information on extreme events
5 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES – Scientific Objectives Reduce uncertainty in climate predictions and impact estimates through increased understanding of climate processes and feedbacks and through evaluation and validation of models and techniques Increased application of climate predictions by a growing and increasingly diverse user community Increased availability of scientific knowledge and provision of relevant information related to the impacts of climate change, within the scientific community, and to stakeholders, policymakers and the public
6 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES Research Themes RTNameCurrent co-ordinators 0Project integration, management and promotionDave Griggs 1Development of the Ensemble Prediction SystemJames Murphy, Tim Palmer 2AProduction of seasonal to decadal hindcasts andJean-François Royer, Guy Brasseur climate change scenarios (Model Engine Part 1) 2BProduction of Regional Climate Scenarios for Impact Clare Goodess, Daniela Jacob Assessments (Model Engine Part 2) 3Formulation of very high resolution Regional Climate Jens Christensen, Model Ensembles for EuropeMarkku Rummukainen 4Understanding the processes governing climate Julia Slingo, Herve le Treut variability and change, climate predictability and the probability of extreme events 5Independent comprehensive evaluation of the Antonio Navarra, Albert Klein Tank ENSEMBLES simulation-prediction system against observations/analyses 6Assessments of impacts of climate changeAndy Morse, Colin Prentice 7Scenarios and Policy ImplicationsRichard Tol, Roberto Roson 8Dissemination, Education, and TrainingMartin Beniston, Christos Giannakopolous
7 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES Integrates world-leading European research Participation by main European modelling centres to provide earth system model (ESM) and regional model components Exploits PRISM infrastructure, where possible, to explore uncertainty using multi-model approach Strengthened collaboration between physical climate modellers and experts in the carbon cycle and atmospheric chemistry Participation by applications modellers to deliver climate impacts predictions of societal relevance Uses techniques and knowledge gained at seasonal timescales and applies them to decadal and longer timescales
8 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES Quantifies and reduces uncertainty in representation of Earth system Carbon cycle, atmospheric chemistry, and climate to be considered together in a rigorous and interactive way Combination of global and regional models enables resolution of adequate geographic detail, capturing both regional effects/impacts but including global teleconnections Economic and social dimensions of uncertainty to be considered Multi-model ensemble-based probability approach will quantify uncertainty, lead to increased understanding, and influence the development of the next generation of models, thereby leading to uncertainty reduction in the future
9 00/XXXX © Crown copyright Hadley Centre ENSEMBLES Project will be managed by a Management Board under the terms of a Consortium Agreement Co-ordinated by Dave Griggs at the Met Offices Hadley Centre Expected start date 1 September 2004 First deliverables/milestones include a kick-off meeting, development of web sites, choice of common set of forcings and scenarios
RT1 Development of the Ensemble Prediction System Aim Build and test an ensemble prediction system based on global Earth System models developed in Europe,
ENSEMBLES-Hamburg Meeting, Martin Beniston, University of Fribourg, Switzerland ENSEMBLES RT8 Dissemination, education and training Martin Beniston.
RT4: Understanding the processes governing climate variability and change, climate predictability and the probability of extreme events Coordinators: UREADMM.
RT6 ENSEMBLES Kickoff Hamburg September 2004 ENSEMBLES Kickoff Meeting Hamburg - September 2004 RT6 Assessments of impacts of climate change Andy Morse,
ClimDev-Africa Program & African Climate Policy Center (ACPC)
Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Climate Change Talking Points Mark Berliner, Ohio State Issues of continuing interest: Models, Data, Impacts & Decision.
ENSEMBLES General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2007 Potential WP Participants (known absentees underlined): DJF, DISAT, FMI, FUB, LUND,
Progress on the Preparation of the World Climate Conference-3
World Climate Research Programme Moving Towards Future WCRP Progress and Plans Ghassem R. Asrar & Antonio J. Busalacchi.
Professor Dave Delpy Chief Executive of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Research Councils UK Impact Champion Competition vs. Collaboration:
SWITCH Visit to NeSC Malcolm Atkinson Director 5 th October 2004.
ARECS: ADVANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY with CLIMATE SERVICES Melanie Davis, Climate Services for Renewable Energy GEO European Project Workshop, 15 th April.
Adaptations to Climate Change in Africa’s Water Sector: Contributions of the World Meteorological Organization Datius Rutashobya Climate and Water Department.
AGENDA ITEM 4: FOLLOW-UP ON THE DECISIONS OF THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL CONGRESS ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL BOARD ON CLIMATE SERVICES AGENDA ITEM 4.1: IMPLEMENTATION.
(The Global Programme of Research On Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation) Adaptation Knowledge Day V: Climate Change Adaptation Gaps BONN,
Global warming: temperature and precipitation observations and predictions.
Short presentation of an expertise profile for the 6 th call Space in FP7 Name, Organisation type of organisation (SME, research centre, university, company,
Short presentation of a project proposal for the 6 th call Space in FP7 „Draft proposal title“ Name, Organisation type of organisation (SME, research centre,
© Crown copyright Met Office ACRE working group 2: downscaling David Hein and Richard Jones Research funded by.
© Crown copyright Met Office Evidence in Science and Policy Scientific evidence Vicky Pope.
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