Crosscutting Activities

CC: Crosscutting Activities



Dr. Kira Rehfeld (CC2)

Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Umweltphysik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, 69120 Heidelberg



Dr. Hendryk Bockelmann (CC1)

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, Bundesstr. 45a, 20146 Hamburg


Participating institutions

1.    Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven (AWI)
2.    Institut für Informatik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel (CAU)
3.    Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH, Hamburg (DKRZ)
4.    GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung, Kiel
5.    Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH, Geesthacht (HZG)
6.    Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg (MPI-M)
7.    Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V., Potsdam (PIK)
8.    Institut für Geowissenschaften und Meteorologie, Universität Bonn (UBonn)
9.    Institut für Umweltphysik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (UHD)



Crosscutting Activities (CC) in PalMod phase II create a platform that is dedicated to research and services to support and connect the working groups 1-3. Fig. 1 (part I of the Pre-Proposal) depicts the overall structure of CC and their linkages to the other work packages. The work proposed in CC will on the one hand help to advance the modelling efforts and on the other hand yield insight into the interpretation and evaluation of the model results. The two major aspects that CC will cover are development and optimization of the models or model components used in PalMod (CC.1), and data management, model-data evaluation & hypothesis testing (CC.2). These are essential research activities and overarching building blocks for the success of PalMod. They are particularly important for model development and optimization tasks of the project because they will enable the ambitious simulation of a full Glacial cycle, as well as for the model-data evaluation and the hypothesis testing connected to these simulations.