Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2285–2298, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-2285-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2285–2298, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-2285-2015

Methods for assessment of models 29 Jul 2015

Methods for assessment of models | 29 Jul 2015

An observation-constrained multi-physics WRF ensemble for simulating European mega heat waves

A. I. Stegehuis et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Jun 2015) by Augustin Colette
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Many climate models have difficulties in properly reproducing climate extremes such as heat wave conditions. We use a regional climate model with different atmospheric physics schemes to simulate the heat wave events of 2003 in western Europe and 2010 in Russia. The five best-performing and diverse physics scheme combinations may be used in the future to perform heat wave analysis and to investigate the impact of climate change in summer in Europe.