Three oral presentations of the DECM prototype at EMS 2018 in Budapest

We are glad to inform you about our contributions to the upcoming EMS 2018 in Budapest. See you there.


Posted by Abdelkader (MET Norway) on June, 26, 2018

EMS2018-686 | Orals | ES3.1

Co-designing and training of easy-to-use www-applications for examining climate projections
Antti Mäkelä, Juliane Otto, Jouni Räisänen, Tiina Ervasti, Elisabeth Viktor, Rasmus Benestad, Abdelkader Mezghani, and Hilppa Gregow
Thu, 06 Sep, 14:45–15:00, Room E238

EMS2018-478 | Orals | OSA3.5

A prototype for showing the merits and limitations of multi-model climate ensembles
Rasmus E. Benestad, Abdelkader Mezghani, Andreas Dobler, Hilppa Gregow, Antti Mäkelä, Olle Räty, Kajsa M. Parding, Helene B. Erlandsen, Sami Ilvonen, and Ari Lukkarinen
Tue, 04 Sep, 15:00–15:15, Room E II

EMS2018-388 | Orals | OSA3.5

What kinds of evaluation and quality control tools are needed for users of climate information? – The DECM project story
Hilppa Gregow, Antti Mäkelä, Anna Salonen, Juliane Otto, Elisabeth Viktor, Gabriella Szépszó, Péter Szabó, Gabriella Zsebeházi, Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, Ole Bøssing Christensen, Marianne Sloth Madsen, Rasmus Benestad, Kajsa Maria Parding, Andreas Dobler, Abdelkader Mezghani, Jouni Räisänen, Olle Räty, Harilaos Loukos, Sami Ilvonen, and Ari Lukkarinen
Tue, 04 Sep, 14:45–15:00, Room E II

European regions now included !

We have fixed few bugs and included statistics based on Euro-CORDEX GCMs/RCMs simulations for 33 European countries. We have also included titles to the plots showing the region of interest. The included countries are listed hereafter in alphabetical order. An example of selection  ‘Region : Hungary’ is also shown below.

[1] Albania                       
[2] Bosnia and Herzegovina
[3] Bulgaria                      
[4] Denmark                       
[5] Ireland                       
[6] Estonia                       
[7] Austria                       
[8] Czech Republic                      
[9] Finland                       
[10] France                        
[11] Germany                       
[12] Greece                        
[13] Croatia                       
[14] Hungary                       
[15] Iceland                       
[16] Italy                         
[17] Latvia                        
[18] Belarus                       
[19] Lithuania                     
[20] Slovakia                      
[21] The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
[22] Netherlands                   
[23] Norway                        
[24] Poland                        
[25] Portugal                      
[26] Romania                       
[27] Republic of Moldova
[28] Russia                        
[29] Spain                         
[30] Sweden                        
[31] Switzerland                   
[32] United Kingdom                       
[33] Ukraine

You should note that parts of the regions laying outside the Euro-CORDEX domain are masked when the region over which the statistics are computed is mapped as it is the case, for instance, for Russia.

Posted by Abdelkader, on June 12, 2018

Added IP anonymization for google analytics

As you (hopefully) know, we are tracking what you are doing in the prototype using google analytics. This is done to calculate some statistics, which will help us in future improvements and usage evaluations. To be in agreement with the new laws (GDPR), we have now anonymized the tracking IP. We still might know which country you are accessing from, but not the institute or exact location.

Also, your name is no longer required for a feedback on the page, so we are basically not collecting any “Personally identifiable information” any more, except for your email address in the feedback form.


Posted by Andreas, MET Norway, on June, 7, 2018

New regions will be uploaded soon, especially, for EURO-CORDEX domain.

We are currently working on calculating the statistics for : Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, and Hungary in Europe based on Euro-CORDEX regional climate model simulations.  This will definitely support the climate services on national levels.

We will notify you once we are done, in the meantime, enjoy the prototype !

Posted by Abdelkader, MET Norway, on June, 6, 2018

Usage statistics

Dears, we have registered almost 412 users and 565 sessions for the last two months (April and May 2018). On average, there are 15 users of the prototype each day and each user have spent approximately 6.75 minutes. The prototype is doing very well.

Number of users and sessions for the last two months.

Posted by Abdelkader on June 6, 2018, MET Norway

Learn more about the prototype at up-coming presentations

There will be several presentations on this prototype and the Data Evaluation for Climate Model (DECM) project at the European Meteorological Society’s (EMS) annual meeting in Budapest, September 3-7 2018.

Rasmus Benestad, 2018-05-31 (updated with links to sessions and abstracts, 2018-06-19)

Why is the prototype designed this way?

We have ended up with the current choice of regions because it involves a minimum volume of data that helps the speed of the response. User-specified regions would require much heavier data usage and slow down the prototype.

The objective of this prototype is to provide information about the climate model quality/differences, and it is not meant for detailed analysis of future climate trends.

It would be good to include other data such as reanalysis products and gridded data, which will be a part of the final Copernicus Climate Data Storage. But this is outside the scope of our current project which involves setting up and testing this prototype.


Rasmus Benestad, 2018-05-30