CH2011 – CSCS Supercomputers Compute Climate Scenarios for Switzerland

It is getting warmer in Switzerland and dryer in summer, and climate change will also affect the frequency and character of extreme events.

Climate scientists of C2SM Competence Centre (Center for Climate Systems Modeling) and MeteoSwiss have generated the Swiss Climate Change Scenarios CH2011 which provide a new assessment of how climate may change over the 21st century in Switzerland. They are based on new generations of climate models with higher resolution, improved statistical methods, and an account of all recent relevant studies as well as the assessments by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The necessary HPC infrastructure has been provided by CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre on Cray supercomputers.

Read the interview with Climate scientist Christoph Schär prividing information about the current climate scenarios in Switzerland and the role of CSCS and supercomputing for climate research »

Press release by MeteoSwiss »