RSM2014 (13th RSM workshop) --- FINISHED!

The program has been updated! [2014/10/15]

Accommodation information has been updated! [2014/10/15]

Date: November 25 to 29, 2014
Location: JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan
Cooperated with SOUSEI symposium (

Note: Registration for those who require visa application and/or travel support is due by September 30, 2014.

Program [Detailed Program has been fixed at RSM2014Agenda]

  • Nov 25 (Tue): The SOUSEI symposium
    • Arrival for most of the participants / SOUSEI Symposium
  • Nov 26 (Wed): RSM plenary session in SOUSEI symposium / RSM workshop
    • AM: “Challenges toward Regional Climate Change Risk Prediction”
      • Invited Speakers: Prof. Xin-Zhong Liang, Prof. Vasu Misra, Prof. Liqiang Sun, Prof. Tian-Kuay Lim
    • PM: Scientific Session
  • Nov 27 (Thu): RSM-workshop
    • AM: Scientific Session
    • PM: Hands-on lecture on RSM-ROMS
    • Reception
  • Nov 28 (Fri): RSM-workshop
    • AM: Scientific Session
    • PM1: Earth Simulator 2 site visit
    • PM2: Hands-on lecture on RSM-ROMS
  • Nov 29 (Sat): Technical tour (if many participate)


We have blocked rooms in Yokohama Sakuragicho Washington Hotel. Please let us know if you want to stay this hotel. The rate is about 10,000JPY/night including breakfast. If you prefer to book your accommodation by your own, it's OK.

Important Dates

Abstract submission due by September 30, 2014
(Registration with travel support request and/or visa application due by September 30, 2014.)
Abstract acceptance and an invitation letter will sent by October 15, 2014
Registration (without travel support nor visa application) due by October 31, 2014


Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES), JAMSTEC.


The Regional Spectral Model (RSM) originally developed at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) has been used extensively in regional downscaling of coarse resolution forecasts, analyses and simulations, which is one of the hottest topics in atmospheric modeling. Recently, RSM has been coupled with Regional Ocean Modeling System or ROMS, and atmosphere-ocean coupled regional simulations have been conducted (Li et al., 2012; Li et al., 2013; etc.). Thus one of the major objectives of this workshop is to introduce the RSM-ROMS system and to hold hands-on sessions for this. The remaining objectives are, as in past years, to provide opportunities for the RSM community to exchange their regional downscaling modeling findings using different versions of RSM. Those versions are (1) the Spectral GSM and RSM merged system (G-RSM) at Scripps/FSU/U-Tokyo, (2) NCEP RSM and MSM, (3)RSM at NCSU and FUNCEME, (4) GRIMS at Yonsei University, (5) CWB RSM at CWB, (6) RSM/MSM at NDU, and others. Furthermore, the RSM workshops are designed to gather together international regional model developers and users, to learn the latest modeling features being developed. Through these discussions we wish to formulate future plans for RSM development. Thus, this workshop does not exclude participation by modelers other than GSM, RSM, and MSM users. In fact, we strongly encourage people engaged with other models to attend, compare results, and discuss general regional model-related problems. There is increasingly high demand for RCM products from impact modelers and practitioners in seasonal forecasts and climate change issues. Therefore, an invitation to participate in the workshop is extended to end-users of the simulation results from RCMs on various time scales for application (climate risk management, wildfire, agriculture, water resources management, energy, etc). Through these discussions we wish to formulate future plans for RSM development.

Workshop Presentation (abstract)

Email your 1-page abstract (200-400 words) to if you intend to make a presentation. This abstract should describe your relevant work on regional and global spectral models. The abstract should also contain your email address. If there are multiple authors, please specify the presenter. Include this information in the body of the email. We will post your abstract on the RSM Workshop wikispace.

Workshop Registration

The RSM workshop will be held at Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES), JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan. For those who require visa application and/or travel support, the deadline to register for the workshop is September 30, 2014. For else, the registration deadline is 31 October, 2014. Registration fee is free. Reception fee is 2,000 JPY for students and 5,000 JPY for others.

To complete your registration, please visit the following:

Travel Support

Limited financial support will be available for students, participants from developing countries, and other invited participants. If you are eligible and need support, please note this in your registration form. Priority will be given to applicants who have secured matching funds from other sources. A commitment for matching funds should be provided in the form of a letter from the applicant's institution or other funding source.

Program Committee Members

  • Kei Yoshimura (University of Tokyo, Japan), Chair
  • Hann-Ming Henry Juang (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, USA)
  • Shyh-Chin Chen (US Forest Service, USA)
  • Song-You Hong (Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems, Korea)
  • Liqiang Sun (Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - North Carolina, USA)
  • Haiqin Li (NOAA/ESRL, USA)
  • Yunfei Zhang (National Marine Environment Forecasting Center, State Oceanic Administration, China)

Local Hosts:

  • Kei Yoshimura (University of Tokyo)
  • Hironori Fudeyasu (Yokohama National University)
  • Tomohito Yamada (Hokkaido University)
  • Hyungjun Kim (University of Tokyo)
  • Suryun Ham (University of Tokyo)
  • Izuru Takayabu (Meteorological Research Institute)