Dynamical downscaling of future projections of climate over the Korean Peninsula using Pseudo Global Warming method.

Title
Dynamical downscaling of future projections of climate over the Korean Peninsula using Pseudo Global Warming method.
Author(s)
정춘용; 장찬주; 김형진; 권민호
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)Kwon, Minho(권민호)
Publication Year
2013-09-12
Abstract
Global climate change induced by an increased level of greenhouse gases is typically estimated by global general circulation model (GCMs). However, this approach has been difficult to provide regional details due to GCM’s limitations in horizontal resolution as well as in physical parameterizations. To overcome such difficulty, downscaling methods have been proposed, through which local to regional climatic conditions can be produced in greater details. Two major techniques include dynamical downscaling, where GCM output is used to drive a regional model with higher spatiotemporal resolution and more sophiscated physcal schemes, and statistical downscaling, where an observed statistical relationship between large-scale and local variables is applied to GCM simulation results to extract small-scale information (Murphy 1999 Wood et al. 2004 Wang et al. 2004). The conventional dynamical downscaling utilizes GCM outputs as initial and lateral boundary conditions. In comparison, the Pseudo Global Warming Method (PGWM) introduced recently by Kimura (2007) and Sato et al. (2007) adopts a mixture of observations and GCM simulations to carry out regional climate model (RCM) simulation. The present study aims to investigate climate change in an anthropogenically warmed climate with the aid of the PGWM, with particular focus on the summer rainfall variability over East Asia.orizontal resolution as well as in physical parameterizations. To overcome such difficulty, downscaling methods have been proposed, through which local to regional climatic conditions can be produced in greater details. Two major techniques include dynamical downscaling, where GCM output is used to drive a regional model with higher spatiotemporal resolution and more sophiscated physcal schemes, and statistical downscaling, where an observed statistical relationship between large-scale and local variables is applied to GCM simulation results to extract small-scale information (Murphy 1999 Wood et al. 2004 Wang et al. 2004). The conventional dynamical downscaling utilizes GCM outputs as initial and lateral boundary conditions. In comparison, the Pseudo Global Warming Method (PGWM) introduced recently by Kimura (2007) and Sato et al. (2007) adopts a mixture of observations and GCM simulations to carry out regional climate model (RCM) simulation. The present study aims to investigate climate change in an anthropogenically warmed climate with the aid of the PGWM, with particular focus on the summer rainfall variability over East Asia.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/26790
Bibliographic Citation
International Workshop Regional Climate Models-Ⅱ, pp.118 - 124, 2013
Publisher
서울대
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
서울대
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Research Interests

climate dynamics,climate prediction,기후역학,기후예측

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