International Workshop on Downscaling 2011 – Powerpoint Presentations

The powerpoint presentations of the January 18-20 2011 Tsukuba, Japan International Workshop on Downscaling 2011 are now available.  The Workshop Chair was Izuru Takayabu.

The Workshop goals are summarized on their website as

Based on the discussions during the first workshop held in January 25-27, 2010, we will talk over the common important problems we are facing.  In addition to the relevant progress made during the past year, we would like to highlight the following:

(1)  Usability of the downscaled product:  In the last year’s workshop, we found that there was a large gap between the capability of models and user’s requirement.  We will discuss how to fill the gaps, particularly in connection with statistical down-scaling.

(2)  Predictability of RCM:  How to meet the Dr. R. Pielke’s criticism on value added by regional model.  Dr. Kimura and several others showed an example of the added value by RCM, last year.  We would like to further deepen the discussions in relation to the fundamental problem addressed by Dr. Kanamitsu.

(3)  Suggestions on the future of downscaling research:  Summarizing the discussions in (1) and (2), we intend to come up with a list of fundamental and essential unresolved problems in downscaling.  We will try to define the breakthrough points that determine the future of the downscaling research.

My views on downscaling, in addition to the powerpoint talk presented at the Workshop were summarized in my posts

Summary Of Why Dynamic And Statistical Downscaling Of Multi-Decadal IPCC-type Forecasts Are Misleading The Impacts Community And Policymakers

The Difference Between Prediction and Predictability – Recommendations For Research Funding Related to These Distinctly Different Concepts

Statistical Downscaling From Multi-Decadal Global Model Projections Does Not Add Spatial and Temporal Accuracy Of Value To The Impacts Community

Dynamic Downscaling From Multi-Decadal Global Model Projections Does Not Add Spatial and Temporal Accuracy Of Value To The Impacts Community

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