Tugba Ozturk , Hamza Altinsoy,Murat Türkeş,M. Levent Kurnaz

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Bogazici University, 34342 Istanbul, Turkey

2 Physical Geography Division, Department of Geography, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17020 Çanakkale, Turkey

3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Isik University, 34980 Istanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT:

The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) is a frame- work designed to coordinate international efforts on regional climate simulations. CORDEX do- mains encompass the majority of land areas of the world. Region 8 of the CORDEX basically covers Central Asia, with the corners of the domain at 54.76° N, 11.05° E; 56.48° N, 139.13° E; 18.34° N, 42.41° E; and 19.39° N, 108.44° E and with a horizontal resolution of 50 km. In the present study, the results of an experiment with the ICTP regional climate RegCM 4.0 model that was run for seasonal mean air temperature and precipitation total series are presented. The experiment consists of one simulation from 1989 to 2010 using ERA-Interim reanalysis data as the boundary condition, another simulation for the period 1970−2000 using the global climate model ECHAM5 A1B scenario data for forcing, and finally a simulation for the period 2070−2100 using the ECHAM5 A1B scenario projec- tion data for forcing. Between these 3 simulations we determined the temperature and precipitation climatology obtained from RegCM 4.0 downscaling for Region 8 of the CORDEX framework. In spite of the diverse topography of the region, the temperature and precipitation climatology obtained by RegCM 4.0 from hindcast data captures the general characteristics of the climate of Central Asia. In winter, the warm temperature bias of the forcing data is slightly decreased by regional downscaling. The influences of the Indian monsoon system are well represented, as this region covers a large area towards the southern boundary of Region 8, even though the focus of this work was to capture the general characteristics of the whole region.

KEY WORDS: Climate change and variability · Regional climate modeling · Central Asia · CORDEX · Temperature and precipitation climatology

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Ozturk et al._2012_Simulation of temp and precip for Asia by RegCM 4.0_CR_52_p63-76


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Author

Prof .Dr. Murat Türkeş

1. Family name: Türkeş
2. First names: Murat
3. Date of birth: 23.06.1957
4. Nationality: Turkish
5. Civil status: Married
6. Education: Physical Geography and Geology (under graduate) & Climatology and Meteorology (MSc, PhD)
Institution [ Date from - Date to ] Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
İstanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and
Geography (1986-1990)
PhD in Climatology and Meteorology
Ankara University, Department of Physical
Geography and Geology (1983-1985)
MSc in Physical Geography (on Synoptic Climatology)
Ankara University, Department of Physical
Geography and Geology (1977-1981)
BS in Physical Geography and Geology
7. Present position:
Professor of Physical Geography and Geology & Climatology and Meteorology
Affiliated Faculty at the Department of Statistics
Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey
8. Previous position:
- Representative of the Professors to the Faculty Committee at the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
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- Full time lecturer and Professor at the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart U niversity
- Member of the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University University Senate (Senator) on behalf of the Faculty of Sciences and Arts,
- Member of the Scientific Research Commission of the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University University on behalf of the Faculty of Sciences and
Arts,
- Head of the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey.
9. Years within the institute: Nine years at the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart
University, but -in the past- about 23 years for the Turkish State Meteorological Service.
10. Areas of Expertise: Physical geography and geology, climatology and meteorology; climate change and variability; statistical data and time
series analysis of climatological, meteorological, hydrological and climate-related series of observations, drought and desertification with
respect to the climate and climatic variations; forest fires climatology and meteorology; natural disasters; the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol; energy policies and environmental protection; sustainable development and climate
change.
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11. Professional experience
Date from – Date to Location Institution Position
1 March 2013 – Ankara Affiliated Faculty at the Department of
Statistics, Middle East Technical University
(METU), Ankara, Turkey
Affiliated Professor
14 May 2004 – 31 January 2013 Çanakkale Physical Geography Division, Department of
Geography, Faculty of Sciences and Arts,
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
- Full time lecturer and Professor
[Head of the Department
(October 2004 – February 2010)]
14 December 1981 – 11 May
2004
Ankara Turkish State Meteorological Service, (i)
Department of Weather Forecasts; (ii)
Department of Research and Data Processing
Geomorphologist and
Climatologist
12. Some Peer review journals that I have served as a referee:
- International Journal of Climatology
- Climatic Change
- Quaternary Science Reviews
- Nature
- International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
- Theoretical and Applied Climatology
- Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
- Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica
- Global and Planetary Change
- Journal of Environmental Management
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- Geological Bulletin of Turkey (Türkiye Jeoloji Bülteni, in Turkish)
- ISRN Meteorology
- Open Atmospheric Science Journal
- Advances in Civil Engineering
- Journal of Biology and Life Sciences (BIO)
- Journal of the Aegean Geography (Ege Coğrafya Dergisi, in Turkish)
- Journal of Ecology (Ekoloji Dergisi, in Turkish)
- Journal of Climatology
- Technical Journal of Environment, Science and Technology (Çevre, Bilim ve Teknoloji Teknik Dergi, in Turkish)
- Journal of Geographical Sciences (Coğrafi Bilimler Dergisi, in Turkish)
- Ankara University Journal of Environmental Sciences (Ankara Üniversitesi Çevre Bilimleri Dergisi, in Turkish)
- Iğdır Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi
- Çukurova Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi
- Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
- Stratejik Araştırmalar Dergisi

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