Assessment of ERA-Interim Driven Simulation Over Italy with COSMO-CLM

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Edoardo Bucchignani

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Paola Mercogliano

Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA) - Meteo System & Instrumentation Laboratory; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici - Impacts on Soil and Coasts Division (CMCC-ISC)

Maria Manzi

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Myriam Montesarchio

Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA) - Meteo System & Instrumentation Laboratory; CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici - Impacts on Soil and Coasts Division (CMCC-ISC)

Valeria Rillo

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Date Written: December 2013

Abstract

This study presents the results of a dynamically downscaled high resolution (about 8 km) climate simulation over Italy, produced with COSMO-CLM model, forced by ERA-Interim reanalysis and covering the time period from 1979 to 2011. Model results have been analysed in terms of two-meter temperature and precipitations. The main aim of this work is to assess the capabilities of high-resolution simulations in reproducing the main features of the Italian climate, in order to provide a reliable tool for impact studies on local scale. Validation of results has been performed comparing model output with different observational data.

Suggested Citation

Bucchignani, Edoardo and Mercogliano, Paola and Manzi, Maria and Montesarchio, Myriam and Rillo, Valeria, Assessment of ERA-Interim Driven Simulation Over Italy with COSMO-CLM (December 2013). CMCC Research Paper No. 183. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2490939 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2490939

Edoardo Bucchignani (Contact Author)

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

via Augusto Imperatore, 16
Lecce, I-73100
Italy

Paola Mercogliano

Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA) - Meteo System & Instrumentation Laboratory ( email )

Capua (CE)
Italy

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici - Impacts on Soil and Coasts Division (CMCC-ISC) ( email )

Lecce
Italy

Maria Manzi

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

via Augusto Imperatore, 16
Lecce, I-73100
Italy

Myriam Montesarchio

Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA) - Meteo System & Instrumentation Laboratory ( email )

Capua (CE)
Italy

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici - Impacts on Soil and Coasts Division (CMCC-ISC) ( email )

Lecce
Italy

Valeria Rillo

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

via Augusto Imperatore, 16
Lecce, I-73100
Italy

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