EU Cloud Intercomparison, Process Study and Evaluation Project EUCLIPSE A.P. Siebesma, S. Bony, M. Webb, B. Stevens, F. Selten, R. Neggers, J. Quaas, I. Sandu, M. Ringer, Bodas-Salcedo, H. Chepfer, E. Guilyardi, F. Hourdin, J-L. Dufresne, G. Tselioudis, A. Romanou, T. Palmer, M. Rodwell, A. Weisheimer, S.R. de Roode, H. Jonker, I. Beau, G. Bellon, D. Bouniol, F. Bouysell, M Deque, H. Douville. F. Guichard, G. Svensson, M. Tjernstrom, U. Lohmann, H. Pawslowska, J. Teixeira, M. Lautenschlager, S. Kindermann
What is EUCLIPSE? A (likely) European Commission (EC) sponsored collaborative project Plans are build on the CFMIP2/GCSS proposals View it as capacity building around the CFMIP2/GCSS plans Starting date : Fall 2009/Early 2010 Duration: 4 years.
Budget Total Budget: 5 Million Euro Eu Sponsored: 3.5 Million Euro Involved Institutes: 1.5 Million Euro Mainly usedto hire personel: 42 man year total
WP1: Evaluation techniques and climate model experiments Led by: George Tselioudis (Athens) Largely overlapping CFMIP2/GCSS Extra resources for data hosting and dissemination (DKRZ)
WP2: Climate Model Evaluation and Analysis Led by: Sandrine Bony (IPSL) Extra: cloud aerosol evaluation subproject (Quaas MPI Hamburg) subproject on evaluation of polar clouds (Svensson, Stockholm)
WP3: Process Evaluation Analysis Led by: Stephan de Roode (TU Delft) Largely overlapping with present activities discussed in this workshop Some extra emphasis on ESM evaluation on specific locations: Cloudnet, ARM AMMA,GPCI
WP4: Metrics and diagnostics for narrowing uncertainties in clolud climate feedback Led by: Bjorn Stevens (MPI Hamburg) Extra: NWP related activities to identify cloud representation biases: Initial tendency techniques. Transpose-AMIP type of experiments. model experiments nudged to reanalysis data.
Outreach Activities 1 or 2 Summerschools Outreach of model and observational data. Publications, Websites, Brochures etc……
Conclusions View EUCLIPSE as a “funded organic outflow” of CFMIP2 that will increase capacity to enlarge the chances of success for the CFMIP2/GCSS plans! (like EUROCS vs GCSS in the past)