The goal of this first protocol is to evaluate, for present day conditions driven by ERA-Interim reanalysis, the impact of aerosols on regional climate using non interactive aerosol climatologies. Indeed this kind of climatologies is still widely used by the regional climate community. Therefore it can be seen as a sensitivity experiment to assess current practices in RCM in CORDEX, with potential impacts on the simulated climate change signal.
The following simulations are requested:
These simulations have to be run with a regional climate model on a domain including the Med-CORDEX official domain (see details here), the Euro-CORDEX domain is therefore accepted. Surface and Lateral boundary conditions have to be given by an atmospheric reanalysis such as ERA-Interim. Using one of the CORDEX resolutions (0.44°, 0.22° or 0.11°) is recommended. An ocean-atmosphere coupling with the Mediterranean Sea is recommended.