Director’s welcoming message

صفحة جديدة 1 Dr. Mansour Almazroui

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research (CECCR) website.  The CECCR was inaugurated in November 2009. The CECCR aims at doing research on various aspects of climate change. This is first year of its operations.

            Briefly, the CECCR specializes in studies of several aspects of climate of Arabian Peninsula, in particular, Saudi Arabia. We are striving to develop a detailed climate data base for Saudi Arabia that can be used to perform applications oriented studies. We are currently performing test runs of several Regional Climate Models (RCMs) over the Arabian Peninsula. Concurrently, we are validating the outputs from the General Circulation Models (GCMs) for the region. We are pursuing both the dynamic and statistical downscaling approaches to obtain the local climate parameters such as the daily temperature and daily rainfall from the above climate models.

            A prime feature of our future research activities is to provide the necessary scientific support and guidance for the domestic and regional policy makers for adaptation of climate change impacts. To this end, infrastructure and support facilities including the adequate computational facilities are being acquired and expanded to process the enormous amount of climate data needed for climate projection studies for the Arabian Peninsula.

            I invite you to go over the available information on this website to become familiar with the CECCR aims and objectives and the fields of research. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Dr. Mansour Almazroui
Director, Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research


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6/21/2010 8:23:35 PM