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High resolution RCM simulation of eastern Mediterranean climate and its expected changes to 2050
 

Summary: High resolution RCM simulation of eastern Mediterranean climate and its expected
changes to 2050
Simon O. Krichak
Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv
University (shimon@cyclone.tau.ac.il)
Abstract
The eastern Mediterranean (EM) region is found in a transition zone between the arid-
climate part of North Africa and the central Europe, which is characterized by temperate
and rainy conditions. Due to its geographical location, the EM is affected by both the
mid-latitudinal processes and those of the tropical zone. The sensitivity of the EM climate
to the effects of the both climatic zones imposes additional requirements to the ability of
the climate models to describe the effects.
Modern global climate change evaluations usually based on application of coupled
atmosphere-ocean global climate models (AOGCM). Contemporary European AOGCM
models are characterized by quite coarse (~200 km) space resolution, which precludes
them from representing effects of small scale processes. Different scenarios of
anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases (GHG), have been designed for such studies
by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A number of different
anthropogenic emission scenarios have been developed by the IPCC. Within the full
range of the IPCC scenarios, A1B (IPCC 2007) expects medium-high increase of

  

Source: Adler, Joan - Physics Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Physics