Climate Application Acronym
EMAC WRF-ARW VINE WRF-Chem (NOA) DREAMCLIMATE
ACIQLife RCM MENA-CORDEX DRS-ACS ClimStudyArmenia TVRegCM
OPENFOAM ENB-RCM      

 


ECHAM/MESSy Global Chemistry-Climate Model

ACRONYM

EMAC

APPLICATION NAME ECHAM/MESSy Global Chemistry-Climate Model
MAIN DEVELOPER Cyprus Institute CaSToRC Climate Modelling Group
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Theodoros Christoudias
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Assessment of climate change effects on pollution transport in support of Air Quality Policy formulation, pollution source apportionment and advise for impacts.

 

 Operational Weather Research and Forecast Model

ACRONYM

WRF-ARW

APPLICATION NAME Operational Weather Research and Forecast Model
MAIN DEVELOPER Department of Meteorology, Cyprus ()
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Demetris Charalambous
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Provision of weather forecasting data and products to operational forecasters,  and the public as well as the development and fine-tuning of the model for the Cyprus region in order to achieve the best possible weather forecast accuracy.

  

  VIAM/NEA Regional Chemistry-Climate Model

ACRONYM

VINE

APPLICATION NAME VIAM/NEA Regional Chemistry-Climate Model
MAIN DEVELOPER Tbilisi State University, Vekua Institute of Applied MathematicsNational Environmental Agency, Department of Hydrometeorology
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Teimuraz Davitashvili  and Georgi Mikuchadze
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Improving research in process-level understanding considering to the coupling and feedbacks above the territory of Georgia: dust emission (influence of climate, land surface state, etc.); dust (cloud processing, physical and chemical interactions with other aerosols and ); dust deposition (land use, lifecycles).

 

Regional Climate Modelling MENA/CORDEX

ACRONYM

RCM MENA

APPLICATION NAME Regional Climate Modelling (Middle East, North Africa) - WRF
MAIN DEVELOPER Atmosphere and Climate Division, Energy Environment & Water Research Center (EEWRC), The Cyprus Institute
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Panos Hadjinicolaou and George Zittis
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Very high horizontal resolution climate projections for the Middle East, North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, improved climate change projections that will drive important vulnerability, impact and adaptation studies for the region, and resolution of smaller scale meteorological features critical for the realistic simulation of regional climate

 

WRF-CHEM Regional Climate Modelling (NOA)

ACRONYM

WRF-Chem (NOA)

APPLICATION NAME WRF-Chem Regional Climate Modelling
MAIN DEVELOPER National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Environmental Research
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Vassiliki Kotroni
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Evaluation of the impact of windblown mineral dust on the climate of the Mediterranean region. Quantification of the direct, semi-direct and indirect effects of dust aerosols on the climate of the Mediterranean. Construction of hindcast for the study region.

 

Dust Regional Atmospheric Model Climatology

ACRONYM

DREAMCLIMATE

APPLICATION NAME Dust Regional Atmospheric Model Climatology
MAIN DEVELOPER Institute of Physics Belgrade
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Slobodan Nickovic and Luka Ilic
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Plan to downscale the atmospheric-dust DREAM model to horizontal resolution of 5-10 km, covering wide North Africa, Southern and Middle East regions. Such model setup should be used to perform a decadal model execution and to produce corresponding dust concentration climatology.

 

Wind simulation over rugged terrain 

ACRONYM

OPENFOAM

APPLICATION NAME Wind simulation over rugged terrain
MAIN DEVELOPER Polytechnic University of Tirana
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Neki Frasheri
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Simulation of over of Albania, with to extend simulations for other atmospheric parameters and weather/climate problems. Results would help to of urban and rural development, redistribution of economic activities, and planning of wind farms.

 

 Eastern Nile Basin Regional Climate Model

ACRONYM

ENB-RCM

APPLICATION NAME Eastern Nile Basin Regional Climate Model (WRF)
MAIN DEVELOPER Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Irrigation and Hydraulics
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Mohammed Abouelhaggag
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE The regional climate model will be the core model for an integrated regional climate, hydrology, and marine simulator for the Nile basin that can be applied in different research themes. This will fill the gap in the availability of climate data in the Nile region.

 

Tuning and Validation of the RegCM

ACRONYM

TVRegCM

APPLICATION NAME Tuning and Validation of the RegCM
MAIN DEVELOPER National Institute of Geophysics, and Geography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIGGG-BAS)
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Kostadin Ganev and Georgi Gadjhev
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Adaptation and tuning of the RegCM model for the Balkan Peninsula and Bulgaria and thus development of a methodology able to predict possible changes the regional climate for different global climate change scenarios and their impact on spatial/temporal distribution of precipitation, hence the global water budgets, to changes of the characteristics and spatial/temporal distribution of extreme, unfavorable and catastrophic events (drought, storms, hail, floods, fires, sea waves, soil erosion, etc.). All these changes will have on the ecosystems and on practically all sectors of the economy and human activity and consequently on the quality of life.

 

Atmospheric Composition Impact on Quality of Life and Human Health

ACRONYM

ACIQLife

APPLICATION NAME

Atmospheric Composition Impact on Quality of Life and Human Health (WRF/CMAQ)

MAIN DEVELOPER

National Institute of Geophysics,  and Geography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIGGG-BAS)

SCIENTIFIC CONTACT

Kostadin Ganev and Georgi Gadjhev

SCIENTIFIC SCOPE

Development of a methodology and performing reliable, comprehensive and detailed studies of the impact of lower atmosphere parameters and characteristics on the quality of life (QL) and health risks (HR) for the population in our country.

 

 Dynamics, reactivity and spectroscopy of atmospheric chemical species 

ACRONYM

DRS-ACS

APPLICATION NAME Dynamics, and spectroscopy of atmospheric chemical species
MAIN DEVELOPER Institute of Chemistry, FNCS, UKIM
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Ljupco Pejov
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Development of novel computational and theoretical techniques for modeling of atmospherically relevant molecular species and processes. Study the processes and species affecting the air quality could potentially improve the quality of living.

 

High Resolution Climate Services for Southern Europe using Regional Climate Modelling

ACRONYM

HIRECLIMS

APPLICATION NAME Climate Services for Southern Europe using regional climate  - COSMO
MAIN DEVELOPER National Meteorological Administration (NMA), Bucharest, Romania; Climate Department
SCIENTIFIC CONTACT Velea Liliana
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Advance knowledge on the impact of lower boundary specification (soil type, soil moisture, vegetation cover) on the evolution of main atmospheric parameters in the SE-Europe. Improving the skills of climate estimations at monthly/seasonal time scales and for specific regions.

 

Accurate Prediction and Investigation of Weather and Climate in Armenia and South Caucasus

ACRONYM

ClimStudyArmenia

APPLICATION NAME Accurate Prediction and Investigation of Weather and Climate in Armenia and South Caucasus (WRF)
MAIN DEVELOPER Armenian State Hydrometeorological and Monitoring ServiceInstitute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA
CONTACT PERSON Rita Abrahamyan and Anna Shahnazaryan
SCIENTIFIC SCOPE Methods and methodologies for accurate weather prediction and climate change based on series of experiments, as mountainous terrain of the country, the apparent ruggedness of the terrain, the big difference between relative altitudes, as well as atmospheric general circulation features make it challenge.