Polar-CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment – Arctic and Antarctic Domains) is part of the international CORDEX initiative.
CORDEX is a WCRP-sponsored program to organize an international coordinated framework to produce an improved generation of regional climate change projections for input into impact and adaptation studies. The Polar CORDEX activities are coordinated through CliC.
Currently, the core of Polar-CORDEX consists of regional climate model simulations over the Arctic, with hindcast (ERA-Interim and GCM-driven historical simulations) and scenario (GCM-driven rcp4.5, rcp8.5 simulations) simulations are conducted. For an overview of Arctic CORDEX activities go to: activities/targeted/polar-cordex/arctic. This effort is now expanding to include the Antarctic region as well. For an overview of Antarctic CORDEX activities go to: http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/activities/targeted/polar-cordex/antarctic.
Points of contact:John Cassano, University of Colorado, USAAnnette Rinke, Alfred Wegener Institute, GermanyIf you are interested in receiving regular updates on Polar CORDEX, you can subscribe to our mailing list (polar-cordex(at)climate-cryosphere.org) by sending an email to info(at)climate-cryosphere.org

Antarctic CORDEX

Antarctic CORDEX modeling groups Here is a list of the various modelling groups participating in Antarctic-CORDEX. Please contact Andrew Orr (anmcr@bas.ac.uk) if you would like to add to or modify…

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Arctic CORDEX

Arctic CORDEX modeling groups Participating Institute Model Name Contact Person  SMHI Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute/ Rossby Centre; Norrköping, Sweden RCA4, RCAO, HARMONIE Torben Koenigk  CCCma Canadian Centre for Climate…

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Mailing List

To help facilitate communication between people interested in regional downscaling of climate models in the Arctic and Antarctic, we have created an email list that anyone can join. It is…

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