Workshops on Extremes Indices

 

Regional workshops, that are modelled after the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) Indices and Indicators Workshops, are important activities of the ETCCDI and its predecessors. The general goals of the workshops include:

  • Derive indices from daily data, especially measures of changes in extremes
  • Fill in blank data areas in "global" analysis of climate indices
  • Increase confidence in local analyses by placing these analyses in a larger, regional context that includes results from neighbouring stations and countries.
  • Increase regional research synergies by sharing insights and improve analyses between neighbouring countries
  • Foster greater appreciation for data and data archeology

Specific goals for each workshop include producing a peer-reviewed journal article on analysis of climate change for the giving region, and making available the data and indices in the analysis. In addition to the indepth peer-reviewed regional papers (see Table below), the indices analyzed at the workshops have contributed to a global paper (Alexander, L. V., et al., 2006: Global observed changes in daily climate extremes of temperature and precipitation, JGR, 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006290) and contributed significantly to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4 IPCC).

Past Workshops

Table: List of regional workshops held over the last decade to promote the monitoring and analysis of extreme climate events, their sponsors and the peer-reviewed publications that resulted from the workshops (taken from Peterson and Manton, 2008).

Date

Host

Region

Sponsors

Journal Publications

Participants

May 2012

Univeristy of West Indices, Jamaica

Caribbean

 

 

 

Feb 2011

ICPAC, Kenya

Greater Horn of Africa

World Bank, WMO, WCRP

-

-

Feb 2011

ICPAC, Kenya

Greater Horn of Africa

World Bank, WMO, WCRP

-

-

Dec 2009

Indonesia (workshop reportSouth East Asian Assessment & Dataset website)

Indonesia, as part of DiDaH Project

Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management

Klein Tank et al., in preparation

Oct 2009

Service Météorologique Mauricien, Vacoas, Ile Maurice (group photo)

Pays de la Commission de l’Océan Indien

ACClimate Commission de l’Océan Indien

Vincent et al. (2011)

Mar 2009

Mexico (workshop website)

Central America

Strategic Fund Programme of the British Embassy in Mexico

-

Feb 2008

Republic of Korea

Eastern Asia

APN

Choi et al. (2009)

-

Dec 2007

Hanoi, Vietnam (workshop report)

Southeast Asia

Met Office, WCP-WCDMP

Caesar et al., (2010)

-

Apr 2007

Brazzaville, Congo (group photo)

Central Africa

Met Office, WCP-WCDMP

Aguilar et al., (2009)

Jan 2006

GCISC, Islamabad, Pakistan

South Asia

APN

-

-

Feb 2005

IITM, Pune, India

Central & South Asia

US DOS, GCOS

Klein Tank et al. (2006)

Nov 2004

CRRH, Costa Rica and INSIVUMEH, Guatemala

Central America

US DOS, GCOS

Aguilar et al. (2005)

Oct 2004

Turkish State Meteorological Service, Alanya, Turkey

Middle East

US DOS, GCOS

Zhang et al. (2005)

Aug 2004

Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceio, Brazil

South America

US DOS, GCOS, IAI

Haylock et al., (2006)Vincent et al. (2005)

June 2004

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Southern and Eastern Africa

START, WCRP

New et al. (2006)

Mar 2004

BMRC, Melbourne, Australia

S.E. Asia and S. Pacific

APN

Griffiths et al. (2005)Nicholls et al. (2005)

Dec 2002

BMRC, Melbourne, Australia

S.E. Asia and S. Pacific

APN

Page et al. (2004)

Apr 2001

BMRC, Melbourne, Australia

S.E. Asia and S. Pacific

APN, START

-

-

Feb 2001

Moroccan Meteorological Service, Casablanca, Morocco

North Africa

WCRP

-

-

Jan 2001

University of West Indies, Jamaica

Caribbean

WMO, NOAA, NASA

Peterson et al. (2002)

Dec 1999

BMRC, Melbourne, Australia

S.E. Asia and S. Pacific

APN

Manton et al. (2001)

Dec 1998

BMRC, Melbourne, Australia

S.E. Asia and S. Pacific

APN

-

-