Polar-CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment – Arctic and Antarctic Domains) is part of the WCRP sponsored international CORDEX initiative.

CORDEX  is 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. Here is an overview of Arctic CORDEX activities. This effort expanded to include the Antarctic region as well.

Points of contact: John Cassano, University of Colorado, USA Annette Rinke, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany If 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