EUCLIPSE

"EU Cloud Intercomparison, Process Study and Evaluation Project"

 Coordinatore KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI 

 Organization address address: UTRECHTSEWEG 297
city: DE BILT
postcode: 3731 GA

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Milene
Cognome: Kempenaars
Email: send email
Telefono: 31302206589
Fax: 31302210407

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Totale costo 4˙985˙600 €
 EC contributo 3˙500˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2009-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-02-01   -   2014-07-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

 Organization address address: UTRECHTSEWEG 297
city: DE BILT
postcode: 3731 GA

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Milene
Cognome: Kempenaars
Email: send email
Telefono: 31302206589
Fax: 31302210407

NL (DE BILT) coordinator 702˙000.00
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Zittel
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 45075704
Fax: 33145075819

FR (PARIS) participant 449˙000.00
3    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Claudia
Cognome: Piltz
Email: send email
Telefono: 494041000000
Fax: 494041000000

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 425˙000.00
4    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

 Organization address address: Stevinweg 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Karel
Cognome: Luyben
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152787300
Fax: 31152784301

NL (DELFT) participant 337˙000.00
5    ACADEMY OF ATHENS

 Organization address address: Panepistimiou Ave. 28
city: ATHENS
postcode: 10679

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Panagiotis
Cognome: Vocotopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: 302104000000
Fax: 302104000000

EL (ATHENS) participant 292˙000.00
6    METEO-FRANCE

 Organization address address: AVENUE DE PARIS 73
city: SAINT MANDE CEDEX
postcode: 94165

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Frédéric
Cognome: Avril
Email: send email
Telefono: 33561079365
Fax: 33561079600

FR (SAINT MANDE CEDEX) participant 289˙000.00
7    EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

 Organization address address: Shinfield Park
city: READING
postcode: RG2 9AX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stefan
Cognome: Eberle
Email: send email
Telefono: 441189000000
Fax: 441190000000

UK (READING) participant 272˙000.00
8    DEUTSCHES KLIMARECHENZENTRUM GMBH

 Organization address address: BUNDESSTRASSE 45A
city: HAMBURG
postcode: 20146

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Cornelia
Cognome: Schoska
Email: send email
Telefono: 494041000000
Fax: 494042000000

DE (HAMBURG) participant 256˙000.00
9    MET OFFICE

 Organization address address: FitzRoy Road
city: EXETER
postcode: EX1 3PB

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Terry
Cognome: Warner
Email: send email
Telefono: 441393000000
Fax: 441393000000

UK (EXETER) participant 202˙000.00
10    STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Universitetsvaegen 10
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10691

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Lundberg
Email: send email
Telefono: 468162395
Fax: 468157185

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 124˙000.00
11    EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 101
city: ZUERICH
postcode: 8092

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ulrike
Cognome: Lohmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +4144633 05 14
Fax: +4144633 10 58

CH (ZUERICH) participant 81˙000.00
12    UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

 Organization address address: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
city: WARSAW
postcode: 927

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Hanna
Cognome: Pawlowska
Email: send email
Telefono: 48225546806
Fax: 48225546882

PL (WARSAW) participant 71˙000.00

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day    data    earth    precipitation    predict    climate    sensitivity    physical    community    euclipse    modeling    clouds    responsible    model    evaluation    predictive    communities    diagnostics    esms    uncertainty    observational    representation    prediction    models    feedbacks    cloud   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Cloud feedbacks remain the largest source of uncertainty in projections of future climate. They are also a major contributor to uncertainty in other feedbacks (e.g., surface albedo, carbon cycle) in the Earth System. Through interactions with the large-scale circulation, cloud processes also contribute to synoptic circulations and regional climate. They are therefore critical to the prediction of future changes in precipitation patterns, climate variability and extreme events. The central objective of EUCLIPSE is to reduce the uncertainty in the representation of cloud processes and feedbacks in the new generation of Earth System Models (ESMs), in support of the IPCC's fifth assessment report. Novel, process-oriented evaluations of clouds in present-day and future climate simulations made by the leading European ESMs will identify the cloud types and processes responsible for the spread in climate sensitivity and future precipitation changes across the models, and for deficiencies in the simulation of the present-day climate. The new diagnostics and metrics developed in EUCLIPSE will inform targeted sensitivity experiments to isolate the processes responsible for cloud feedback uncertainty. In EUCLIPSE, four distinct communities will work together across a set of integrated work packages over a four-year period: the observational community will provide state-of-the-art measurements from ground- and space-based active and passive remote sensing; the numerical weather prediction community will provide analyses of short timescale model biases induced by cloud processes; the cloud modeling community will provide fine-scale models as an additional tool for understanding cloud behavior in a changing climate; finally, the climate modeling community will synthesize the physical understanding and observational constraints identified by the other communities to improve the representation and assessment of cloud processes in ESMs and so improve the predictive skill of ESMs.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Clouds and cloud cover create a lot of uncertainty in climate models as their effects are difficult to quantify or predict. A new project is developing novel ways to measure clouds and their impact in order to overcome this uncertainty.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Recent studies of climate models have shown that clouds are introducing a large amount of uncertainty into Earth System Models (ESMs), the most common climate change model. Without dependable cloud data, these models are vague and have low predictive power.

To address this problem, the EU is funding the project 'EU cloud intercomparison, process study and evaluation project' (EUCLIPSE). This study brings together meteorologists and climate modelling experts.

The project aims to improve modelled cloud behaviour, to develop a way to measure the accuracy of cloud effects, and to better define the parameters of cloud processes in ESMs. Another part of the project will focus on how clouds react to climate change in the physical world.

EUCLIPSE has implemented the use of a new cloud simulator for ESMs that provides improved data for the modelling, as well as new evaluation tools to check the output of these models. The physical study of cloud formation and interaction has begun, and data from this study has reduced bias in the models used.

Future work will focus on creating standard diagnostics to evaluate the effect of clouds on climate models. The work of EUCLIPSE will help to predict climate change more accurately as well as improve our understanding of the phenomenon.

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