Project Implementation

SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia project is implemented on a task-sharing basis among members. The countries involved are downscaling various CMIP5 GCMs using various RCMs and employ a common CORDEX Southeast Asia domain and a resolution of 25 km x 25 km. However, two members --- CUHK and CSC2.0 will be using a much larger domain to cater for the typhoon genesis region.

The project was officially started in Novermber 2013 and will continue for a three years period.

Throughout the project duration, five workshops have been planned. The first / inception workshop was succesfully held from 18-19 November 2013 in Jakarta and hosted by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG). (Read More)

The second workshop was jointly hosted by Ramkhamhaeng University, Chulalongkorn University and Thailand Research Fund and held at Ramkhamhaeng University Campus in Bangkok in June 9-10, 2014 (Read More)

The first SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia manuscript was held at the National University of Malaysia Bangi Campus Selangor Malaysia,

The third workshop was held in Manila from June 1-2, 2015 and hosted by Ateno de Manila University and Manila Observatory. This workshop was preceded by the first RegCM Training workshop for Southeast Asia was held at same venue from May 25 - 29, 2015. The fourth and fifth workshops will be held in Vietnam and Malaysia, respectively in 2016.

The members from Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand) had successfuly conducted a RegCM4 Sensitivity Experiment to determine the best phyics options for Cumulus and Ocean Fluxes parameterizations. This was a massive experiment of 18 combination runs and conducted on a task-sharing basis among the five countries.

The production runs have commenced in July 2014 and are currently in progress (Read More).


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