The existing biases and uncertainties in the simulation of many hydroclimatic extremes with regional climate models require new analysis and model improvements. The importance of interactions and feedbacks between climate system components at a regional scale is the base of expected advances

in this area, using improved regional climate system models (RCSMs) in the generation of climate change scenarios.
The general objectives of MARCO project are therefore:

  1. To generate improved regional climate change scenarios as part of an international program (HyMeX/Med-CORDEX), with an enhanced regional climate system model
  2. To advance in the understanding of processes and interactions leading to hydroclimatic extremes, over the Mediterranean region and focusing on Spain, in order to increase the confidence in the sensitivity of our regional climate system model to climate change