Four new WCRP/CORDEX Flagship Pilot Studies

In 2016 CORDEX Flagship Pilot Studies (FPSs) were established with the aim of improving the capability of the models in reproducing regional climate features and producing actionable information for impact studies. FPSs are intended to specifically tackle scientific questions for any given region of the world for which current RCMs are still unable to reproduce the regional climate features adequately.

The FPSs focus on extreme events with large socioeconomic impacts and can for example handle intensive rain, droughts, floods and heatwaves.

Current FPSs defined by CORDEX are summarised in a recently published CORDEX newsletter, as well as on the CORDEX webpage.