From 28-30 November 2016, Arctic CORDEX will have a meeting hosted by Uni Research and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in Bergen, Norway.

Overall Workshop Objectives

The objective of this annual workshop is to present and discuss results from individual Arctic Cordex models, but also from the multi-model intercomparisons. Also, we will discuss the next steps of further joint analyses and individual simulations. The coupled modeling aspect is one particular highlight. Another topic linked to both scientific aims and user-communities are higher-resolution simulations. We aim for a better linkage to the WCRP Grand Challenges on Climate Extremes and Regional Climate Information. Associated with this we want to include stakeholder/user engagement in the discussion.

Preliminary Agenda

Monday, Nov 28, 1-6pm

Welcome and introduction (Muralidhar Adakudlu)

Session 1 Evaluation – individual model results

S. Kohnemann, G. Heinemann, D. Bromwich: Extreme Warming in the Kara Sea and Barents Sea during the winter period 2002 to 2012

Justin Glisan, W. Gutowski: Analysis of WRF Extreme Daily Precipitation over Alaska using Self Organizing Maps

Oumarou Nikiema, et al: Dynamical downscaling with the fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5) over CORDEX Arctic domain using the empirical correction of sea-surface conditions.


Session 2 Coupled modeling

John Cassano, et al.: RASM results

Annette Rinke, et al.: HIRHAM-NAOSIM results

Adrian Gustafson: Coupled regional modelling of Arctic climate and vegetation at Lund University

Discussion at the end of the day:
-Is there any commonality in these activities where collaboration can enhance the individual work?
-Is there any potential to apply your result to multiple models in order to investigate the process throughout or estimate the uncertainty?
-What is the status of the individual group’s model and runs?

Tuesday, Nov 29, 9am-6pm

Session 3 Evaluation – multi-model intercomparisons

Heidrun Matthes, et al.: Analysis of temperature extremes

Oliver Gutjahr, Günther Heinemann: Extreme value analysis of 10 m wind speed in the CORDEX Arctic domain

Mirseid Akperov, et al.: Cyclones in the Arctic from regional climate models

Marzena Osuch: Comparison of simulations with observations in Svalbard area

Muralidhar Adakudlu: Assessment of the precipitation skill scores in the regional climate models in the Arctic CORDEX framework.


Session 4 Stakeholder/user engagement

Igor Shkolnik: Future changes in the peak river flow across northern Eurasia based on RCM ensemble simulation

Martin Olesen, Jens H. Christensen: Climate modeling and decision making hand in hand – the Greenlandic perspective


Session 5 Networking, stakeholder/user engagement

Welcome and overview of Arctic-CORDEX (Annette Rinke)

Dankel Dorothy

Oscar Landgren: Downscaling at

Andreas Dobler: Convection resolving climate simulations over Svalbard

Stephanie Mayer: Climate services in Norway 2100


Discussions on possible synergies and future opportunities


Wednesday, Nov 30, 10am-1pm

Session 6 Future activities/plans

Here, we aim to discuss our next activities, ideas of analysis, meetings, etc.

Please prepare for these possible questions:
What are ideas of further model intercomparisons or model-observation comparisons or synthesis? Participation in satellite-based multi-model evaluation proposal (Duane Waliser’s mail)? Are there phenomena or processes of common interest?  Is anyone interested in runs with higher horizontal resolution? Is there any common interest for one specific smaller region? What about IPCC-AR6 (plans, simulations, domain, schedule)? Opinion about Cordex CORE (Irene Lake’s mail)? Is there any interest to think about an Arctic Cordex FPS? What about links to other related activities (e.g. SIMIP, FAMOS, MOSAiC, stakeholder-related, etc.)? ……


Final decisions on future directions and assignment of tasks

Preliminary List of Participants

Adakudlu, Muralidhar, Uni Research, Bergen
Afzal, Muhammad, University Reading
Akperov, Mirseid, IAP RAS
Cassano, John, University of Colorado
Christensen, Jens H, Danish Meteorological Institute
Davy, Richard, NERSC
Gustafson, Adrian, Lund University
Hamon, Gwénaëlle, CliC International Project Office
Heinemann, Günther, University of Trier
Hislop, Lawrence, CliC International Project Office
Olesen, Martin, DMI, Copenhagen
Osuch, Marzena, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Nikiema, Oumarou, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Rinke, Annette, AWI
Shkolnik, Igor, Main Geophysical Observatory (MGO)
Sobolowski, Stefan, Uni Research, Bergen
Wawrzyniak, Tomasz, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Yurova, Alla, Nansen Centre, St. Petersburg

To register


Accommodation and Local Information

Recommended hotels in downtown Bergen:

-Hotel Park
Price:  NOK 990 per night
Location: about 5 min. walk from the venue

Direction to meeting venue:

-Hotel Grand Terminus
Price: NOK 900 – 1000 per night
Location: Besides the Bergen Railway station, about 10 minutes walk from the venue

Directions to meeting venue:

-Scandic Bergen City
Price: Around 900 NOK per night.
Location: Around 15 min. walk from the venue

Direction to meeting venue:

-Scandic Byparken
Price: Approximately 1200 NOK per night
Location: Very much central, 10-12 minutes walk from the venue

Directions to meeting venue:

-Radisson Blu Hotel Norge
Price: about 1200 NOK per night
Location: Very much central, 10-12 minutes walk from the venue

Directions to meeting venue:

-Radisson Blu
Price: about 1300 NOK per night
Location: about 15 minutes walk from the venue

Directions to meeting venue:

Additional information:  

Bergen is generally dark and wet during November. It could be little cold as well. But one could get lucky as well. You never know!

Regarding the transport from the airport, you have the airport bus that gets you to the city center. Just FYI, there are two routes from the airport to the city. Both take almost the same time (about 35 minutes). The bus stop is right at the exit of the arrival gate at the airport. The stop to get down varies depending on your hotel. For 1 & 2, it will be ‘bystasjon’. For 3, 4 and 5, it is ‘festplassen’ (You need to walk for 10 minutes to get to #3). For 6, it is ‘bryggen’ which is also the last stop. The ticket costs about 110 NOK. If the bus timing doesn’t suite you, there are taxis available. It would cost around 500-600 NOK depending on the day and the time of arrival.

Bergen Airport website:

Please contact Muralidhar Adakudlu (muralidhar.adakudlu[@] or Stefan Sobolowski (stefan.sobolowski[@] at Uni Research Climate in Bergen if you have any questions.


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Contact Annette Rinke, John Cassano (organizers), or Stefan Sobolowski (host) for more information.