Task 2: Regional Wind-Wave Projections

COWCLIP aims to encourage, document, and inter-compare regional wind-wave climate projections, which have been developed to support local studies assessing coastal impacts of climate change studies.

Many regional wave climate projections have been developed amongst the international community, and COWCLIP is aiming to foster global-regional intercomparison studies.

The following table details previous regional wind-wave climate projection studies from researchers engaged with COWCLIP. Details will be updated soon to reflect current activities.

We welcome additional contributions. Please contact us if you wish to provide details of a study not listed below or would like to become involved.

RegionGCMsAtm ModelWave ModelReferenceProjection time-sliceScenariosInstituteLead Researcher
Mediter- ranean/ AdriaticGCMsRCM (CIRCE?)WAM1958-20011950-2100

1950-2100

SRESA1B

RCP8.5

CMCC

CMCC

Piero Lionello

Piero Lionello

North Sea/Danish/BalticARPEGE/BCM/ECHAM5

EC-Earth, NorESM

HIRHAM5

HIRHAM5, WRF

MIKE21SW

MIKE21SW

1961-1990

1981-2010

2071-2100

2071-2100

SRES A1B

RCP4.5,8.5

DHI

DHI

Morten Rugjberg

Morten Rugjberg

NW EuropeHadCM3RCM(?)WAM1960-2010

1960-1990

2010-2100

2070-2100

SRES A1B

SRES A1B, A2, B2

NOC

NOC

Judith Wolf

Judith Wolf

Europe – Atlantic CoastMultiple GCMsRCM (EuroCORDEX)WWIII1960-20102010-2100RCP4.5, 8.5NOCJudith Wolf
Iberian PeninsulaEC-EarthWRF (CORDEX)WAM1971-20102010-2100RCP8.5CINAVAlvaro Semedo
Europe19 GCMsGCM-Weather TypeWWIII/ Statistical1979-20142010-2100RCP2.6,4.5,8.5IHCantabriaMelisa Menendez
NE Atlantic?ARPEGE-CLIMATTOMAWAC1961-20002061-2100SRES A1B, A2, B1EDFAmelie Joly
Carribean?ARPEGE-CLIMATTOMAWAC1961-20002061-2100SRES A1B, A2, B1EDFAmelie Joly
Indian Ocean (Reunion)?ARPEGE-CLIMATTOMAWAC1961-20002061-2100SRES A1B, A2, B1EDFAmelie Joly
Arctic5 GCMs?WWIII1979-20132026-2045, 2081-2100RCP4.5, 8.5Environment CanadaXiaolan Wang
ArcticMIROC5NARR/MIROC5WWIII->SWAN1981-20102010-2100 (Storm only)RCP4.5USGSLi Erikson
US & Canada West CoastBCC, GFDL, INMCM4, MIROC5GCMsWWIII1979-20052026-2045, 2081-2100RCP4.5, 8.5USGSLi Erikson
North-California CoastGFDL-ESM2MStatistical downscaled (MACA)SWAN+Delft3d1980-20102010-2100RCP4.5USGSLi Erikson
South California CoastGFDL-ESM2MCaRD10SWAN+Delft3d (storms only)1980-20102010-2100RCP4.5USGSLi Erikson
East Asia – JapanEnsembleMRI-AGCMC3.2H&SWWIII1979-20042075-2100SRESA1B (4SST+3PPE)

RCP8.5 (4SST)

KyotoUni

KyotoUni

Nobuhito Mori

Nobuhito Mori

SE AustraliaCSIRO Mk3.5, GFDLcm2, 2.1, CCAM (Raw + Bias-adjusted)CCAMWWIII->SWAN1981-20002031-2050, 2081-2100SRES A2 & B1CSIROMark Hemer