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Workshop: Regional climate model data for Alpine impact research

June 4-6, 2014

ETH Zurich

Application deadline: March 31, 2014

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The Latsis Symposium 2014

June 18-21, 2014

ETH Zurich

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 21, 2014

Early Bird Registration: May 2, 2014

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Past Events

COSMO User Workshop

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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C2SM Technical Training: Good practices in code development

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:15-12:00

ETH Zurich, CHN P12 room

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ETH Klimarunde 2013: Welche Schlüsse ziehen wir aus dem neusten UNO-Klimabericht 2013?

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 15:30-17:00

ETH Zurich, Main building

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C2SM Symposium on

The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate

July 1-2, 2013

ETH Zurich.

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C2SM Community day

June 12, 2013 - 13:15


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Workshop: Regional climate model data for climate impact research

4th to 6th February 2013

Have a look at the workshop webpage to download the presentations and material used in the hands-on sessions.

Welcome to the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM).



C2SM contributes to Switzerland's national adaptation strategy

14 April 2014 - The Federal Council adopted its action plan 2014-2019 for climate change adaptation on April 9th. The plan is based on the Swiss Climate Scenarios CH2011 by C2SM and collaborators. It also makes use of recent extensions that are developed within the C2SM-coordinated CH2011+ initiative, such as temperature-based climate indices. Recognizing the large uncertainties still inherent in the prediction of climate change and climate change impacts, the action plan stresses the continuous development and updating of the relevant knowledge-base, such as the generation and dissemination of future climate scenarios. The associated activity is led by MeteoSwiss in collaboration with C2SM, several Federal Offices and the Cantons. Find the complete report here.

C2SM researchers contribute to IPCC reports on impacts, adaptation and mitigation

4 April 2014 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released the Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group II, covering climate impacts and adaptation. The report on mitigation by Working Group III will follow later this month. C2SM members Andreas Fischlin and Anthony Patt have substantially contributed to the report of both Working Groups. Whereas the impacts have received a lot of attention in the international press, less is being said about the findings on adaptation strategies. Find the contribution of Anthony Patt on the ETH Zukunftsblog.

Major findings of the chapters on impacts and adaptation (WG II) and mitigation (WG III) will be presented by contributors and experts from Switzerland in Zurich (Stakeholder Anlass: Auswirkungen des Klimawandels und Klimapolitik - Ergebnisse des 5. IPCC-Berichts. April 16 2014) and in Fribourg (Forum IPCC: Fifth Assessment Reports AR5 on Impact, Adaptation, Vulnerability and Mitigation (WGII , WGIII)). More information on the reports can be found here for WG II Impacts and Adaptation and for WG III Mitigation.

Conference on High Performance Computing: session on climate and atmospheric modeling

21 March 2014 - On June 2-3, Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is hosting the PASC14 conference. The conference aims at bringing together scientists from diverse scientific domains to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and to strengthen high-performance computing knowledge exchange. As part of this conference, Christoph Schär and Isabelle Bey organize a session on climate and atmospheric modeling. Deadline for submission of abstracts for talks and posters: March 31, 2014. More information here.

CH2014-Impacts Initiative publishes new report

14 March 2014 - C2SM co-published the report “CH2014-Impacts: Toward Quantitative Scenarios of Climate Change Impacts in Switzerland”. Led by the Oeschger Center at the University of Bern, the CH2014-Impacts Initiative links the Swiss Climate Change Scenarios CH2011 with quantitative impact models. C2SM provided support regarding the utilisation of climate data, and many members substantially contributed their expertise to chapters addressing climate scenarios, climate indices, cryospheric aspects, biodiversity, forest properties and ecosystem services, and agricultural production. The full report is available here . See also the interview with coordinating and contributing author Erich Fischer in ETH-News.

Latsis-Symposium: Climate dynamics across all spatial scales

10 March 2014 - The “Latsis Symposium on Atmosphere and Climate Dynamics: From Clouds to Global Circulations” will be held on June 18-21 in Zurich. C2SM member Tapio Schneider is co-organizing the conference, which addresses dynamical processes that shape climate and their interactions across an enormous range of scales: from the micrometer scale of cloud droplet formation to the global scale of atmospheric circulations. Deadline for submission of abstracts for talks and posters: March 21, 2014. More information here.

"No pause in increase of hot temperature extremes"

7 March 2014 - There has been a continued increase of hot extremes over land during the so-called global warming "hiatus". A new commentary in Nature Climate Change by Sonia Seneviratne and colleagues from Australia and Canada shows that this tendency is greater for the most extreme events and more relevant for impacts than changes in global mean temperature. See also reports by Reuters , Climate Central and SRF2.

New scientific programmer at C2SM

27 February 2014 - C2SM is pleased to welcome a new core staff, Colombe Siegenthaler-Le Drian. Colombe will be working as a scientific programmer in the field of global climate modeling. She is a trained atmospheric physicist and has a large experience in developing and applying the ECHAM-HAMMOZ global coupled model. We wish her a good start and we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!


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