The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI; http://www.dmi.dk ) is the national meteorological service for Denmark and Greenland. It has a long-lasting experience in atmospheric modelling including development, running and analysing 3D atmospheric models for both operational use and research in weather forecasts, climate change and environment. It is the Danish Climate Centre (DCC) (http://www.dmi.dk/en/danish-climate-centre/presentation/ ) from the research and development department at DMI, which participates in MODEXTREME. The DCC, which consist of about 15 staff members, has extensive experience in climate modelling. The DCC is an active partner in the EC-EARTH consortium developing the global climate model. For dynamical downscaling the DCC uses the regional climate model HIRHAM, which has been developed jointly by DMI and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology; HIRHAM has been extensively employed in resolutions down to 5 km over various regions of the world. The DCC has been involved in many international research projects on global and regional climate modelling funded by EU, including GLIMPSE, PRUDENCE (as coordinator), ENSEMBLES, IMPACT2C, Ice2Sea and EMTOX. The DCC maintains extensive archives of climate model output from the PRUDENCE and ENSEMBLES EU projects and the CORDEX project under the WCRP. These archives are public and accessible through a web interface.
Ole B. Christensen, PhD in physics, senior scientist, employed at the DMI since 1993. Ole specialises in regional climate modelling, data analysis and data management as well as analyses of changes in extreme weather. Ole has been involved in several EU projects about regional climate modelling including RACCS, MERCURE, PRUDENCE, ENSEMBLES, and in projects studying consequences of climate change such as PESETA (SAT), PESETA-2 (SAT), CECILIA, ClimateCost and ECONADAPT. Within MODEXTREME, Ole leads Work Package 3.
Cathrine Fox Maule, PhD in geophysics, scientist, employed at DMI since 2006. Cathrine works with regional climate modelling and data analysis, and her research interests include climate change of extreme events as droughts and high-precipitation events. She is currently involved in the FP7-IMPACT2C project and several other projects on projections of climate change.
Wilhelm May obtained a MSc (“Diplom”) in Meteorology from the University in Cologne and a PhD (“Doktor”) in Atmospheric Sciences from the University Hamburg. Wilhelm has been employed as a senior scientist/scientist at DMI since 1995 and as a visiting scientist both at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (2010) and at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research at Lund University (2013). Wilhelm’s scientific interests are on the analysis and modeling of climate variability and change, in particular on the Indian summer monsoon, on land surface-climate interactions and on the variability and extremes of precipitation. Wilhelm has been involved in several climate-related EU-projects, i.e., ERACC, SINTEX, PROMISE, ENSEMBLES and CIRCE.