Land-Climate Interactions: Constraints for Droughts and Heatwaves in a Changing Climate
Projects 5 and 6 will focus on frontier modelling applications. The main modelling tools will be the regional ESM COSMO-CLM2 and – at the global scale – the NCAR and MPI Earth System Models. The PhD projects will benefit from the model developments undertaken in WP2 and will receive technical support from the model developer. They will address the following scientific questions:
These topics constitute leading-edge research applications, which are moreover important contributions to climate change adaptation and mitigation through public communication (attribution) and the reduction of impacts of unavoidable climate change (land geoengineering). The activities in projects 5 and 6 will benefit from existing collaborations with several institutions.