"Regional climate change studies over the Eastern Mediterranean-Black Sea region: Observed changes, model uncertainties and projected climate change impacts"


Miércoles 8 de enero de 2014.  A las 14:30 hrs. Sala de Seminarios 5to Piso, Deparatamento de Geofísica. FCFM. Blanco Encalada 2002.


Abstract:The Eastern Mediterranean-Black Sea region provides a unique and challenging geographical location with its important regional climate features such as mid-latitude and sub-tropical variability, SST, complex topography and atmospheric teleconnections.

In this presentation, I will present my past and present research study on regional climate variability of the eastern Mediterranean-Black Sea region, with a special focus on the Euphrates-Tigris Basin, which hosts the main water resources of the Middle East. In the first part, I will demonstrate the observed climate changes and atmospheric teleconnections based on the gridded surface data and stations. In the second part, I will talk about the regional climate modeling efforts over the region and projected climate change impacts, more specifically on water resources. Finally, I will talk about my current research effort at DGF as a new member of (CR)2 and I will discuss about my future research here.


Deniz Bozkurt is a post-doctoral fellow at CR2 and he got his Ph.D. on regional climate change and its modeling at Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in September 2013. He was a visiting researcher at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Hamburg, Germany between 2012 and 2013, and he carried out one-way coupling of a MPI-M Hydrological Discharge model with low resolution GCM outputs as well as high resolution regional climate model simulations for the Euphrates-Tigris Basin. His research interests lie in the fields of regional climate changes, hydroclimatology, land-atmosphere interactions, extreme weather events and atmospheric teleconnections. His general research question is what the regional consequences of climate change are and how this affects society through impacts on a number of different social, cultural, and natural resources.