Earth Institute Research Projects

Planning on Global Climate Change and activities Regional climate modeling in Italy: a new strategy

Lead PI: Vittorio Canuto

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

January 2012 - December 2014
Europe ; Italy
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The main purpose of the project is to provide scientists with Italian currently working on the theme Climate (ENEA, INGV-CMCC, CNR), and more specifically, about long-term climate predictions, some new tools to improve and therefore give more reliability to the their predictions. Climate models are an architecture very complex and difficult to manage because they contain many non-linear phenomena are difficult to describe and quantify. The only way to ensure the credibility of the results obtained is to model the various atmospheric and oceanic phenomena in order to represent the state of the art in those fields.