Regional climate and hydrology modeling and its application

Course dates:
November 2022, the exact date will announced soon.

Class size:
30 participants

Application details:
The application system for this course will be opened typically a few months before the course start.


Coordinating university/institution:
University of Augsburg & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) / Campus Alpin

SPACES project: SALDi

Target group:
The summer school is open to students and early-career researchers from southern Africa with an interest in regional climate modeling, coupled atmospheric-hydrological modeling, and climate impact modelling

Course coordinator:
Dr. T. Rummler, Dr. Z. Zhang

Course lead:
Prof Dr. H. Kunstmann, Dr. P. Laux

Course description:
For the improved understanding of climate change impacts at regional scale, knowledge of the regional climate system is required. One focus of this course therefore is on an overview and introduction to regional climate modeling and coupled atmosphere-hydrology modeling. The course provides the participants the basic information and technical knowledge to apply models such as the WRF and the WRF-Hydro modelling systems. A further focus is on the application of climate model output in local climate change impact assessments (e.g. for application in hydrological or agricultural impact models). Here, statistical post-processing, i.e. bias correction methods, will be taught and discussed. Due to the COVID situation, knowledge transfer will be based on online lectures. This means that no practical hands-on sessions can be given, but sufficient time for discussions will be given.

Expected Learning outcomes:
Participants will get insights from the capabilities of the physical-based regional climate and hydrological modeling approach as well as statistical bias correction approaches for climate change impact applications. This 1-day online course will provide participants with basic knowledge to conduct further relevant research.

Additional information:
A stable internet connection is required