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Description Regional Climate Models

The participating Regional Climate Models (RCMs) in the CORDEX.be project are:

The main technical features of the models are given in the table below. The description of the acronyms and abbreviations can be found here.

 

The main features of the Regional Climate Models

Model name Important reference Resolution
Nr. vertical levels Time step (s) Important scheme Focal time series / severity index Host GCM Non-hydrostatic
ALARO-0 De Troch et al. (2013); Giot et al. (2016). RCM: 50 km and 12.5 km; LAM: 4 km 46 900 (50 km); 300 (12.5 km); 180 (4 km) Cloud scheme: 3MT Hourly precipitation ARPEGE -
COSMO-CLM (UCL) V. 5.0-CLM6 Kotlarski et al. (2014) LAM: 2.8 km 40 20 Microphysics scheme Hail mixing ratio and number concentration, detailed precipitation MPI-ESM
COSMO-CLM V. 6.0-CLM6 +TERRA_URB V. 2.0 Rockel et al. (2008); Wouters et al., (2016). RCM: 12.5 km; LAM: 2.8 km 40 80 (12.5 km); 20 (2.8 km) Standard physics parameterization of CLIMAQs + urban parameterization Precipitation, UHI EC-EARTH
MAR V. 3.6 Wyard et al. (2016) RCM: 50 km and 12.5 km; LAM: 5 km 30   Snow variables Snowfall events and snowmelt events inducing floods Different GCMs -