Mathieu Vrac     University of Chicago

12 July 2005
Directors Conference Room
Informal Seminar 3:00

Statistical downscaling of climate change: Transfer functions and weather typing

Dowscaling climate is a general term to describe methods to derive local-scale values or characteristics from large-scale information such as GCM outputs. Hence, downscaling can be very useful to assess climate change from a local point of view. In this talk, two statistical downscaling methods are presented: matching functions and a stochastic weather typing approach. These methods are applied to observations from weather stations in Illinois.