Europe

1. EUR-11 Single Domain (University of Hohenheim)

This is the CORDEX domain for Europe on the rotated grid applied at the University of Hohenheim (Germany). The outer domain shows the boundary zone for relaxation othe ERA-Interim data. The following parameters are specified for the grids:

  e_we          = 480
  e_sn          = 468
  dx = 0.11,
  dy = 0.11,
  map_proj =  'lat-lon',
  ref_lat = 60.21,
  ref_lon = -44.14,
  ref_x = 30,
  ref_y = 438,
  pole_lat = 39.25,
  pole_lon = -162,
  stand_lon = -18,


IPM at University of Hohenheim completed the WRF 3.3.1 simulation for 0.11° for Europe for 1989-2009 forced with ERA-interim. The results currently are stored 3 hourly.

The following parameterizations were chosen: Morrison-2-moment scheme, YSU, Kain-Fritsch-Eta, NOAH, CAM

Contact: kirsten.warrach-sagi@uni-hohenheim.de

2. EUR-44 single domain (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research)

This is the CORDEX domain for Europe (0.44° resolution) on the rotated grid as used by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research using WRF. The following parameters are specified for the grids:

  e_we          = 126
  e_sn          = 123
  dx = 0.44,
  dy = 0.44,
  map_proj =  'lat-lon',
  ref_lat = 60.21,
  ref_lon = -44.14,
  ref_x = 11,
  ref_y = 113,
  stand_lon = -18,
  pole_lat = 39.25,
  pole_lon = -162,


There are 20 points added for the relaxation zones (ie 10 points on each side). The ref_lat and ref_lon are specified according to the coordinates of the top left corner (TLC); pole_lat and pole_lon also follow CORDEX specifications. The ref_x and ref_y values correspond to i and j indices respectively of the TLC. Here, stand_lon is -(180+pole_lon). These specifications follow CORDEX extremely closely if not exactly. The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research is currently preparing the hindcast runs using ERA-Interim as the driving model.

Contact: cordex@uni.no