Working Group 29: Regional Climate Modeling
  • Acronym: WG 29
  • Parent Committee: POC, BIO
  • Term: Oct. 2011 - 2015
  • Co-Chairs:
    Chan Joo Jang (Korea)
    Enrique Curchitser (USA)
Motivation

With the realization that physically-based future climate projections are the starting point for many socio-economic impact and adaptation considerations to future climate change and that global climate models, although they capture large scale climate behaviour, have limitations for regional assessments due to their coarse spatial resolutions, a working group is proposed to assess state-of-the-art regional climate modeling efforts, their implications for regional ecosystem studies and to further their development in the North Pacific Ocean and its marginal seas.

Terms of Reference
  1. Assemble a comprehensive review of existing regional climate modeling efforts;
  2. Assess the requirements for regional ecosystem modeling studies (e.g., how to downscale the biogeochemistry);
  3. Continue the development of RCM implementations in the North Pacific and its marginal seas;
  4. Convene special sessions and inter-sessional workshops dedicated to the RCM topic;
  5. Publish report and/or review paper on best practices for regional coupled modeling;
  6. Establish connections between PICES and climate organizations (e.g., CLIVAR) and global climate modeling centers (e.g., NCAR, JAMSTEC, CCCMA);
  7. Collaborate with other PICES expert groups such as WG-27, SICCME and the FUTURE Advisory Panels possibly by producing “Outlooks”.
  8. Publish a final report summarizing results.

Linkages to the FUTURE Science Plan:

  1. What determines an ecosystem’s intrinsic resilience and vulnerability to natural and anthropogenic forcing?
  2. How do ecosystems respond to natural and anthropogenic forcing, and how might they change in the future?
  3. How do human activities affect coastal ecosystems and how are societies affected by changes in these ecosystems?
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Sessions and Workshops

PICES-2015:
S7, Past, present, and future climate in the North Pacific Ocean: Updates of our understanding since IPCC AR5

PICES-2014:
S10, Regional climate modeling in the North Pacific

PICES-2013:
S6, Recent trends and future projections of North Pacific climate and ecosystems

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

S4, Regional models for predictions of climate change impacts: methods, uncertainties and challenges 2015, 3rd PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium on “Effects of Climate change on the world’s oceans”

2015, International Scientific Conference
Our common future under climate change, Paris, France

"S 2209, Challenges and advances in climate projection methodology and their use in projecting oceans futures"

Regional Climate Modelling Workshop II, Program and Abstracts (2013)

Regional Climate Modelling Workshop I (2011); Program and Abstracts (2011)

PICES Press

Summer 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2
OSM Session on “Regional climate modeling in the North Pacific”

Winter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1
Second Regional Climate Modeling Workshop

PICES Scientific Reports
TBA
Primary Journals
TBA
Related Materials
TBA
Other Publications
TBA
Members as of October 2015
James Christian
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
c/o University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3065
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 3V6
E-mail: jim.christian@ec.gc.ca
Michael G. Foreman
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
E-mail: mike.foreman@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Angelica Peña
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
E-mail: angelica.pena@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Panjun Du
East China Sea Marine Forecasting Center, SOA
630 Dongtang Rd., Pudong District
Shanghai
China, PR 200081
E-mail: dupanjun@sina.com
Tiejun Ling
Key Laboratory of Research on Marine Hazards Forecasting
National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center, SOA
8 Dahuisi Rd., Haidian District
Beijing
China, 100081
E-mail: iron_ling@163.com
Fangli Qiao
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao , Shandong
China, 266061
E-mail: qiaofl@fio.org.cn
Zhenya Song
Key Lab of Marine Science and Numerical Modeling
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, 266061
E-mail: songroy@fio.org.cn
Hiroyasu Hasumi
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8568
E-mail: hasumi@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Shin-ichi Ito
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
E-mail: goito@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Hiroshi Kuroda
Production Dynamics Group Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
116 Katsurakoi
Kushiro, Hokkaido
Japan 085-0802
E-mail: kurocan@affrc.go.jp
Hiroyuki Tsujino
Meteorological Research Institute
Japan Meteorological Agency
1-1 Nagamine
Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Japan 305-0052
E-mail: htsujino@mri-jma.go.jp
Kyung-Il Chang
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seoul National University
Gwanak-599, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul
Korea, 151-742
E-mail: kichang@snu.ac.kr
Yang-Ki Cho
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seoul National University
Gwanak-599, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul
Korea, 151-742
E-mail: choyk@snu.ac.kr
Byoung-Ju Choi
Kunsan National University
558 Daehangno
Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do
Korea, 573-701
E-mail: bjchoi@kunsan.ac.kr
Chan Joo Jang
WG-29 Co-Chair
Ocean Circulation Research Division
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787 Haean-ro, Sangnok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, 15627
E-mail: cjjang@kiost.ac
Young Ho Kim
Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Division
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787 Haean-ro, Sangnok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, 425-600
E-mail: yhkim@kiost.ac
Nikolay Diansky
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Numerical Mathematics
8 Gubkina
Moscow
Russia 119333
E-mail: nikolay.diansky@gmail.com
Andrey S. Krovnin
Laboratory of Climatic Bases of Bioproductivity
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
17 V. Krasnoselskaya St.
Moscow
Russia 107140
E-mail: akrovnin@vniro.ru
Dmitry V. Stepanov
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
E-mail: step-nov@poi.dvo.ru
Olga O. Trusenkova
Laboratory of Physical Oceanography
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
E-mail: trolia@poi.dvo.ru
Enrique N. Curchitser
WG-29 Co-Chair
Environmental Sci./Institute of Marine and Coastal Sci.
Rutgers University
14 College Farm Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ
U.S.A. 08901
E-mail: enrique@esm.rutgers.edu
Jerome Fiechter
Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
U.S.A. 95064
E-mail: fiechter@ucsc.edu