International Workshop 2021

The Fifth Convection-Permitting Modeling Workshop 2021

 High-Resolution Climate Modeling and Hazards

Workshop Website:

September 7(Tue)-10(Fri), 14(Tue)(UTC) ,2021
September 8(Wed)-10(Fri), 14(Tue)(JST) ,2021


The Fifth Convection-Permitting Modeling Workshop 2021 (CPM2021)
High-Resolution Climate Modeling and Hazards

We would like to invite you to attend The Fifth Convection-Permitting Modeling Workshop 2021 (CPM2021), which will be held on 7 (Tue) - 10 (Fri), and concluding on 14 (Tue) September 2021 (8 - 10, 14 September in Japan time). The main focus of the workshop is on simulating mesoscale processes and extreme events with CPMs at local to global scales and the use of high-resolution climate models for hazard and impact assessments. We will highlight recent advancements in CPM simulations and hazard modeling, ensemble and high-resolution climate modeling activities, discuss computational and data volume challenges, and facilitate interdisciplinary community interactions. The workshop will feature invited pre-recorded keynote presentations and Q&A discussion sessions as in the 2020 workshop. In addition, breakout discussion and interactive poster sessions will be added.

Main topics we will discuss in the Workshop

  • Advancements in high-resolution regional and global climate modeling
  • Computer science and next generation supercomputers
  • Toward global CPMs
  • Extreme events and hazards assessments
  • Ensemble based on high-resolution modeling

We encourage you to register for the workshop (free) and submit a poster for presentation. Hope to see you at the Virtual-Workshop!

To register, see the workshop website:

Keynote speakers

Extreme events and hazards assessments

  • Joannes Westerink (University of Notre Dame)
  • Takahiro Sayama (Kyoto University)
  • Kei Ishida (Kumamoto University)
  • Akihiro Hashimoto (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency)
  • Julie Mireille Thériault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • John Warner (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS))
  • Hiroaki Kawase (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency)

Toward Global CPMs

  • Chihiro Kodama (JAMSTEC/NICAM)
  • Christian Jakob (Monash University)
  • Cathy Hohenegger (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)
  • Roy Rasmussen (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Advancements in high-resolution regional and global climate modeling

  • Andreas F. Prein (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • Germán Poveda (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • Jessica D. Lundquist (University of Washington)
  • Nikolina Ban (University of Innsbruck)
  • Klaus Göergen (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Ensemble based on high-resolution modeling

  • Izuru Takayabu (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency)
  • Stefan P. Sobolowski (NORCE)
  • Lizzie Kendon (UK Met Office)
  • Fei Chen (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • Satoshi Iizuka (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)
  • Filippo Giorgi (International Centre for Theoretical Physics)

Computer science and next generation supercomputers

  • Hirofumi Tomita (RIKEN Center for Computational Science)
  • Irfan Elahi (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • Oliver Fuhrer (Vulcan Inc.)


Live Session Program


This workshop will be composed of three parts; 1) a live discussion after viewing the pre-recorded presentations, 2) a poster session using the Gather Town software, and 3) a Breakout discussion. Details of each session are as follows.

Live Session & Panel discussion

All participants can view pre-recorded presentations from mid-August and send questions after viewing via the web. Live sessions will be held on September 7-14 via zoom. After a short introduction of each speaker and the questions submitted on-line, there will be a live discussion regarding each invited talk.

Poster Session

We will have a virtual poster presentation at this workshop. All participants can view posters during September 7-14 (whole CPM-WS2021 duration). The software used to facilitate the interaction between the presenting authors and workshop attendees will be Gather Town. Further details will be announced in August.

Breakout discussion

Participants will be divided into small groups (6-8 people) using the zoom breakout functionality and discuss the specific themes related to session themes. These discussions will be summarized during the Live Session on the last day.


Scientific Committee

  • Izuru Takayabu
  • Andreas F. Prein
  • Hiroaki Kawase
  • Tetsuya Takemi
  • Nobuhito Mori
  • Eiichi Nakakita
  • Roy Rasmussen
  • Shun-Ichi Watanabe
  • Kosei Yamaguchi
  • Kenji Tanaka

Local Committee

  • Andreas F. Prein
  • Nobuhito Mori
  • PRIME-International
  • Izuru Takayabu
  • Akiko Nagasawa
  • Mayumi Tsuji
  • 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)
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovation Areas Mid-latitude ocean-atmosphere interaction hotspots under the changing climate

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