International Workshop 2020

Convection-Permitting Modeling for Climate Research

 -Current and Future Challenges-

※ Presentation videos are available until 31 March, 2021. Please register from the Workshop Home Page below to watch the videos.

2-4 September, 2020 : Live Session
From 17 August, 2020 : Pre-recorded presentation viewing (Question deadline : 4 September)

Participants of Online International Workshop
Participants of Online International Workshop


The in-person 4th Convection-Permitting Modeling (CPM) workshop in Kyoto, Japan has been postponed until next year. Because this field is rapidly developing, we felt deep need to maintain community interactions and to provide the forum where our recent scientific advances are shown. Therefore, we decided to have the virtual workshop.

The main focus of this virtual workshop is the simulation of mesoscale processes and extreme events with CPMs at global and local scales and the use of CPM data for hazard and impact assessments. We will highlight recent advancements in CPM simulations, facilitate community interactions, and identify key challenges that will help with the planning of the postponed in-person 2021 workshop. Due to the limited nature of the workshop we feature invited presentations.

This virtual workshop consists of two parts:

  1. almost two weeks delivery of each speakers' presentation video, to which participants can send questions beforehand
  2. four live sessions during 2-4 September 2020 (in Japan standard time)

Key Topics

  • The added value of convection-permitting climate simulations
  • Mechanisms of extreme events by using very high resolution model
  • Event-based storyline approaches to climate change
  • Asian high resolution modeling research activities
  • Towards global convection-permitting modeling
  • Co-production of climate impact information based on convective permitting models and observations


Live Session Program


Program Committee

  • Izuru Takayabu, MRI
  • Roy Rasmussen, NCAR
  • Eiichi Nakakita, DPRI, Kyoto University
  • Andreas Prein, NCAR
  • Hiroaki Kawase, MRI
  • Shun-Ichi Watanabe, MRI
  • Tetsuya Takemi, DPRI, Kyoto University
  • Kosei Yamaguchi, DPRI, Kyoto University

Local Organizing Committee

  • Akio Kitoh
  • Nobuhito Mori
  • Mayumi Tsuji
  • Akiko Nagasawa
  • Megumi Eguchi


Main Sponsor

TOUGOU Project


  • Japan Meteorological Business Support Center(JMBSC)
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research(NCAR)
  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University(DPRI)
  • Global Energy and Water Exchanges(GEWEX)
  • Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency(MRI)

Hosted by the Theme-C (TOUGOU-C, JPMXD0717935561) and the theme-D (TOUGOU-D, JPMXD0717935498) of "Integrated Research Program for Advancing Climate Models"

Organized by the Japan Meteorological Business Support Center (JMBSC)
Co-organized by the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI)
Funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan
Partly funded by the collaborative research program (2020K-04) of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University