The structure of REKLIM
In REKLIM the following Topics will be addressed:
- Topic 1: Coupled modelling of the regional earth systems
- Topic 2: Sea level changes from global, regional to local scale
- Topic 3: Regional climate change in the Arctic
- Topic 4: The land surface in the climate system
- Topic 5: Chemistry-Climate Interactions on global to regional scales
- Topic 6: Modelling and understanding extreme meteorological events
- Topic 7: Risk analysis and risk management for integrated climate strategies
- Topic 8: Abrupt climate change derived from proxy data
Topics 2 to 6 are investigating specific regions and processes in the Earth system through observations, process modelling and parameterisation. These findings will be transferred to Topic 1, where these processes and parameterisations will be investigated within the coupled regional model system with the aim to develop the next generation model set-up. Topic 7 addresses socio-economic aspects of regional climate change, focusing on risk-cost-analysis (including risk perception), linking of regional policies and the economics of climate adaptation. A cross-cutting task for the whole program is to ensure that the resulting tools and insights meet the demand of knowledge brokers such as the HGF Regional Climate Offices and the Climate Service Centre.
The development of the REKLIM structure and topics
Within the first funding period since 2009 REKLIM comprised seven topics. In the framework of the HGF portfolio process in 2011 an expansion of REKLIM by three additional topics (Topic 8, 9 and 10) has been approved. Hence, REKLIM comprised ten topics until 2013. With the new funding period since 2014, topic 5 and topic 9 have been merged to one topic (topic 5) and topic 7 and 10 have been merged to the topic 7.
Since 2014 REKLIM comprises the above listed 8 topics.