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Feb 21st 2018

Internships offers this summer at Ouranos

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Feb 16th 2018

Video: Taking climate into account in decision-making

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Feb 1st 2018

Floods in a context of climate change (French only)

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Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change

Climate Simulation and Analysis

  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • Research project

Issues

  • Production and access to expertise and reliable regional climate information
  • Generation of new Regional Climate Models for use at the international level; availability of new global climate data (CMIP5); refinement of the resolution of regional climate projections
  • Exploit the potential of lesser-used variables and indicators from regional simulations that could be relevant for Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation projects (e.g. humidity, wind, freezing rain)
  • New approaches to analyzing regional climate projections to better interpret results and facilitate decision-making
  • Understanding processes that occur near the surface (and which directly affect humans) and are important particularly for hydrology, forestry and agriculture, such as formation of snow cover, evapotranspiration and water in the soil

Objectives

Support projects by producing relevant and cutting-edge regional climate data and by providing expertise on their appropriate use.

  • Produce a set of new, high resolution (25 km) regional climate projections for North America, continuous through 2100, using a new version of the Canadian Regional Climate Model, driven by global models of the new CMIP5 ensemble
  • Go to a very high resolution (15 km) and develop expertise at this scale
  • Provide expertise in climate processes and climate simulation to other Ouranos groups, members and partners
  • Develop innovative analytical approaches to regional climate information
  • Advance climate-modeling expertise through collaborative research with universities, member organizations and international experts

The new model chosen at Ouranos is the CRCM5 (Canadian Regional Climate Model), developed by UQAM’s ESCER centre, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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COORDINATOR(S)

Anne Frigon

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Anne Frigon holds a Master’s in atmospheric sciences from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). After almost 10 years as a private-sector consultant in meteorology and climatology, she joined the UQAM team that developed the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM). Since coming to Ouranos in 2002, she has focused on the hydrology of climate change, particularly on applying regional climate models to Quebec watersheds. Mrs. Frigon has coordinated the Climate Simulation and Analysis Group since 2009.

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Research projects

2014 - 2019

Extreme Precipitation and Scaling Laws: Impacts of Climate Cycles and Natural Climate Variability

Principal investigator(s):
A. Mailhot
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Faire progresser nos connaissances en hydro-climatologie sur le bassin Grands Lacs/St-Laurent

Principal investigator(s):
B. Music
A. Frigon
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Scientific article
In progress

Climate Reconstruction at Ouranos for Quebec (CROQ)

Principal investigator(s):
S. Biner
R. Laprise
In progress

ClimEx – Climate change and hydrological extreme events: risks and perspectives for water management in Bavaria and Québec (ClimEx-QBIC3)

Principal investigator(s):
R. Ludwig
M. Braun
A. Frigon
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

The Incorporation of the Energy Balance in Hydrological Modeling

Principal investigator(s):
F. Anctil
B. Music
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Réseau canadien pour l’étude des processus régionaux météorologiques et climatiques avec le nouveau MRCC5 (CNRCWP)

Principal investigator(s):
L. Sushama
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Scientific article
In progress

A new Framework for using Climate Scenario Data for Impacts and Assessment Studies

Principal investigator(s):
D. Matthews
M. Leduc
In progress

Arctic Climate Simulation using CRCM5, with Correction of Sea Surface Temperatures

Principal investigator(s):
R. Laprise
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Completed

Étude de faisabilité et opérationnalisation de la simulation diagnostique du verglas dans le MRCC5

Principal investigator(s):
J. Thériault
D. Paquin
Downloadable documents:
Scientific article
Fact Sheet
Completed

Evaluation of Total Precipitable Water from CRCM

Principal investigator(s):
D. Paquin
A. Frigon
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Scientific article
Completed

Water Footprint of Hydroelectric Reservoirs in Northern Quebec and their Impact on the Regional Climate

Principal investigator(s):
D. Nadeau
B. Music
Downloadable documents:
Scientific article
Fact Sheet
Completed
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