Milind Mujumdar, J. Sanjay, T. P. Sabin, S. Ingle and R. Krishnan Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India


The high resolution regional Climate projections for south Asia
The future projections for the 21st century climate over India can be explored through reliable regional climate projections of south-Asia. The Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at IITM is leading an International activity of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) under World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Co-ordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX, wcrp-cordex.ipsl.jussieu.fr) south Asia component. The regional climate scenarios are developed using multiple high-resolution regional climate models (RCMs) for the historical period and the future. CORDEX is aimed at providing high resolution regional climate information, which is essential for better understanding of regional climate change and for developing appropriate adaptation strategies. The CORDEX south Asia datasets are based on high resolution regional simulations carried out at IITM, as well as from other partner institutions in Germany, Sweden, Japan, Norway, Australia and Korea. A high-end data server has been set up for data archival and dissemination of the CORDEX south Asia data sets, through the CCCR web-portal.