Seminario: Uncertainty estimates of climate studies in the Mediterranean Sea

  • Seminar given by Josep Llasses.





Esporles, february 28, 2017.  The study of the Mediterranean Sea climate is of particular interest due to several facts:

  1.  Over 150 million people live along its coasts and this population is expected to increase over 500 million people in a near future.
  2. It can be considered as an ocean in miniature, as a great diversity of physical processes occur.
  3. It was one of the first areas in the world where clear trends in the warning of the water column were found.
  4. The Mediterranean regional climate also has an influence on large scale climate dynamics.

That is why lots of studies have focused on the understanding of the Mediterranean Sea past and future climate system by analyzing the information obtained from the two sources at our disposal: observational data and numerical model products. Nevertheless, less attention has been paid to estimate the accuracy of those products which is not an easy task. In this seminar, a summary of different studies performed in order to assess the reliability of the observational and numerical model products is presented, as well as an overview of which are the future steps to be done in this sense.


Date and Time: Tuesday, February 28, 10:30h

Place: IMEDEA Seminar Room