With the development of world economy and the growth of the population, the earth's climate is changing and will further change in the future. In order to mitigate the impact of anthropogenic climate change, the better understanding of the climate system and it's interaction with the socio-economic systems is strongly required, and the prediction of future climate change has become one of the great challenges for science. So, currently, many efforts have been taken to develop earth system models with different complexities in order to do this.
On the other hand, there are many extreme climatic, hydrological and environmental events happened frequently all over the world, especially under the global warming background. In order to evaluate the impact of global change on the regional or even local climate and environment, the relative high resolution of earth system model is needed, in order to obtain the detailed information of regional climate and environment change.
Under this context, the CAS-TWAS-WMO forum will host its sixth workshop with the theme on the ”°development of regional earth system model and its applications”±, so as to push forward the earth system research and improve the prediction capacity, and also to demonstrate the various applications of regional earth/climate system model.
The main topics for the 2008 CTWF workshop are as following:
- Basic scientific issues related to the regional earth system model development
- Development of components of regional earth system models and their coupling, including regional climate, hydrological, ecosystem, dust, chemistry model, etc
- Physical process and parameterized scheme in component regional earth system model
- Applications of components of regional earth system models