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Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project for Asia
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Congbin Fu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Shuyu` Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Zhe Xiong, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • William J. Gutowski, Iowa State University
  • Dong-Kyou Lee, Seoul National University
  • John L. McGregor, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Yasuto Sato, Meteorological Research Institute
  • Hisashi Kato, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
  • Jeong-Woo Kim, Yonsei University
  • Myoung-Seok Suh, Kongju National University
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Improving the simulation of regional climate change is one of the high-priority areas of climate study because regional information is needed for climate change impact assessments. Such information is especially important for the region covered by the East Asian monsoon where there is high variability in both space and time. To this end, the Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project (RMIP) for Asia has been established to evaluate and improve regional climate model (RCM) simulations of the monsoon climate. RMIP operates under joint support of the Asia–Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and several projects of participating nations. The project currently involves 10 research groups from Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, as well as scientists from India, Italy, Mongolia, North Korea, and Russia. RMIP has three simulation phases: March 1997–August 1998, which covers a full annual cycle and extremes in monsoon behavior; January 1989–December 1998, which examines simulated climatology; and a regional climate change scenario, involving nesting with a global model. This paper is a brief report of RMIP goals, implementation design, and some initial results from the first phase studies.

This article is from Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 86, 257–266. doi: Posted with permission.

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Congbin Fu, Shuyu` Wang, Zhe Xiong, William J. Gutowski, et al.. "Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project for Asia" Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Vol. 86 Iss. 2 (2005) p. 257 - 266
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