CR - Vol. 52 - Table of contents

Clim Res (Print ISSN: 0936-577X; Online ISSN: 1616-1572)
Copyright © 2012 Inter-Research. Published March 22


The regional climate model RegCM4

Editors: Filippo Giorgi, Richard Anyah

CR SPECIAL 29 provides an overview of the latest versions of the regional climate modeling system RegCM, originally developed in the 1980s at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The RegCM3 and RegCM4 upgrades have improved the model’s flexibility, portability and ease of use, and they have been aimed at improving the model’s utility in developing countries.

Contributions to CR SPECIAL 29 span all continents and a variety of applications, from model validation to climate impact simulations. The studies illustrate the versatility of the RegCM modeling system. Use of the model by the RegCNET research community will provide the basis for development of the next RegCM generation.

We are pleased to make the online version of this CR SPECIAL available with Open Access.

The regional climate model RegCM4
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Giorgi F, Anyah RO
The road towards RegCM4
CR 52:3-6 | Full text in pdf format

Giorgi F, Coppola E, Solmon F, Mariotti L and others
RegCM4: model description and preliminary tests over multiple CORDEX domains
CR 52:7-29 | Full text in pdf format

Diro GT, Rauscher SA, Giorgi F, Tompkins AM
Sensitivity of seasonal climate and diurnal ­precipitation over Central America to land and sea surface schemes in RegCM4
CR 52:31-48 | Full text in pdf format

Almazroui M
Dynamical downscaling of rainfall and temperature over the Arabian Peninsula using RegCM4
CR 52:49-62 | Full text in pdf format

Ozturk T, Altinsoy HA, Türkeş M, Kurnaz ML
Simulation of temperature and precipitation ­climatology for the Central Asia CORDEX domain using RegCM 4.0
CR 52:63-76 | Full text in pdf format

Otieno VO, Anyah RO
Effects of land use changes on climate in the Greater Horn of Africa
CR 52:77-95 | Full text in pdf format

Solmon F, Elguindi N, Mallet M
Radiative and climatic effects of dust over West Africa, as simulated by a regional climate model
CR 52:97-113 | Full text in pdf format

Coppola E, Giorgi F, Mariotti L, Bi X
RegT-Band: a tropical band version of RegCM4
CR 52:115-133 | Full text in pdf format

Dell’Aquila A, Calmanti S, Ruti P, Struglia MV, Pisacane G, Carillo A, Sannino G
Effects of seasonal cycle fluctuations in an A1B ­scenario over the Euro-Mediterranean region
CR 52:135-157 | Full text in pdf format

Önol B
Effects of coastal topography on climate: high-resolution simulation with a regional climate model
CR 52:159-174 | Full text in pdf format

Sen B, Topcu S, Türkeș M, Sen B, Warner JF
Projecting climate change, drought conditions and crop productivity in Turkey
CR 52:175-191 | Full text in pdf format

Sylla MB, Giorgi F, Stordal F
Large-scale origins of rainfall and temperature bias in high-resolution simulations over southern Africa
CR 52:193-211 | Full text in pdf format

Gao X, Shi Y, Zhang D, Wu J, Giorgi F, Ji Z, Wang Y
Uncertainties in monsoon precipitation projections over China: results from two high-resolution RCM simulations
CR 52:213-226 | Full text in pdf format

Branković Č, Patarčić M, Güttler I, Srnec L
Near-future climate change over Europe with focus on Croatia in an ensemble of regional climate model simulations
CR 52:227-251 | Full text in pdf format

da Rocha RP, Cuadra SV, Reboita MS, Kruger LF, Ambrizzi T, Krusche N
Effects of RegCM3 parameterizations on simulated rainy season over South America
CR 52:253-265 | Full text in pdf format

Zanis P, Ntogras C, Zakey A, Pytharoulis I, Karacostas T
Regional climate feedback of anthropogenic aerosols over Europe using RegCM3
CR 52:267-278 | Full text in pdf format