3rd Pannex meeting

20 -22 March 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania: 3rd PannEx workshop on the climate system of the Pannonian basin

The Workshop Report is available from [here].

  • The draft of the Book of abstracts of the 3rd PannEx Workshop is available from [here]

  • Workshop program [click here]

  • First announcement [click here]

  • Second announcement [click here]

  • Registration form [closed]

    • registration deadline: 30 January 2017

    • application status: 15 February 2017

  • Location:

    • Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    • Technical information concerning the poster size and presentation format:

      • Maximum poster dimensions: 80 cm width/115 cm height

  • Social event:

    • Social event (workshop dinner) is planned for the evening of 21 March 2016 at Grand Hotel Napoca

    • For registration for the social event [closed]

  • Funding support [closed]

    • There is a possibility of funding support from WCRP GEWEX, with very short deadline ahead

    • Request form [closed] / deadline 6 January 2017

  • Local organizing Committee:

    • Adina-Eliza Croitoru (adina.croitoru@ubbcluj.ro)

    • Csaba Horvath (csaba.horvath@ubbcluj.ro)

    • Titus-Cristian Man (titus.man@ubbcluj.ro)

    • Blanka Bartok (blanka.bartok@ubbcluj.ro)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Opening ceremony

Chairwoman : Adina-Eliza Croitoru, Babeș-Bolyai University

9.00-9.15 Dănuț Petrea, Dean of Faculty of Geography, Babeș-Bolyai University

Welcome speech

9.15-9.30 Daniel David, Vice-rector for Research, Competitiveness – Excellence, and Scientific Publications in B.B.U.

Welcome speech

9.30-9.50 Jan Polcher, Representative of GEWEX

Water for the food baskets of the world, a grand challenge for WCRP

9.50-10.10 Joan Cuxart, Representative of GEWEX

SSG meeting, specifically GHP and the assessment received on Pannex

10.10-10.30 Monika Lakatos, President of the PannEx Initiative and PannEx Community

PannEx: Progress from the first workshop up to now and the tasks ahead



Session 1: Agriculture response to climate changes and weather extremes

Chairman : Daniel Jug, University of Osijek

11.00-11.15 Andrej Ceglar, Stefan Niemeyer

Assessing the impact of climate variability on crop production in Europe

11.15-11.30 Boris Đurđević, Irena Jug, Danijel Jug, Srđan Šeremešić, Vesna Vukadinović

Comparison of biochar and sugar factory waste lime influence on soil respiration in an acid soil

11.30-11.45 Ákos Tarnawa, Katalin M. Kassai, Márton Jolánkai

Influence of precipitation and temperature on wheat Triticum aestivum L. protein production

11.45-12.00 Danijel Jug, Irena Jug, Boris Đurđević, Bojana Brozović, Bojan Stipešević, Vesna Vukadinović

Adaptation of cropping systems in relation to unfavorable weather conditions and climate changes

12.00 -12.30 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Flagship Question 1

• conducted by Danijel Jug

12.30-13.00 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Cross-Cut 1

• conducted by Zita Bihari


Session 2: Extreme weather and climate events as a risk to sustainable development

Chairman : Vladimir Đurđević, University of Belgrade

14.30-14.45 Julia Keller, Paolo Ruti, Estelle de Coning, Michel Rixen

Forecasting high-impact events on timescales from minutes to seasons – research activities promoted by the World Weather Research Programme of WMO

14.45-15.00 Lucian Sfica, Adina Croitoru, Iulian Iordache, Adrian Piticar

Synoptic conditions for cold waves and cold spells occurrence in Romania

15.00-15.15 Dejan Stojanovic, Milena Kresoja, Tom Levanič, Bratislav Matović, Vladimir Đurđević, Saša Orlović

Prediction of Forest Growth through utilization of Climate Data into Time-series Model


Session 3: Water for society security under climate changing conditions

Chairwoman : Monika Lakatos, Hungarian Meteorological Service

15.15-15.30 Svitlana Krakovska, Liudmyla Palamarchuk, Anastasiia Chyhareva, Natalia Gnatiuk, Tetiana Shpytal

Some hydrothermal characteristics of the Pannonian region under the current climate change

15.30-15.45 Sandor Szalai

Improvement of hydrological modelling by model harmonisation

15.45 -16.15 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Flagship Question 3

• conducted by Vladimir Đurđević




Session 4: Monitoring and estimation of climate change for extreme weather events (2)

Chairwoman : Judit Bartholy, Eötvös Loránd University

10.45-11.00 Judit Bartholy, R. Pongrácz, I. Pieczka, K. Szabóné André

–  New climate scenarios for the Pannonian Basin

11.00-11.15 Amanda Imola, Szabó Ferenc Ács, Hajnalka Breuer

–  The Fine-tuning of Feddema’s Climate Classification Method: Relationship between Environmental Features and  the Mesoscale Climate of the Carpathian Basin

11-15.11.30 Svitlana Krakovska, Anastasiia Chyhareva, Sorin Cheval, Natalia Gnatiuk

–  Shifts of season duration in the Pannonia region in the period 1961-2010

11.30-11.45 Sorin Cheval, Alexandru Dumitrescu, Mihai Adamescu, Constantin Cazacu

–  Observed climate change hotspots in the Carpathian region (1961-2010)

11.45-12.00 Gabor Halupka, Sándor Szalai

  Meteorological factors in water management of urban parks

12.00-12.30 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Flagship Question 2

• conducted by Tamás Weidinger




Session 5: Impact and vulnerability assessments of climate changes and extreme weather  events on different sectors (1)

Chairman : Tamás Weidinger, Eötvös Loránd University

14.00-14.15 Adrian Șarpe, Izabella Voda

–  Small watershed hydrological models – lag time comparison

14.15-14.30 Tamás Weidinger, Árpád Bordás, Zsolt Bottyán, Zoltán Bozóki, Rodamilans Joan Cuxart, András Zénó  Gyöngyösi, Gyula Horváth, Zoltán Istenes, János Józsa, Zoltán Nagy, Péter Salavec, Gemma Simó, Zoltán Attila  Szabó, Péter Torma, Ágoston Tordai, Burkhard Wrenger

–  PABLS’13 and ‘15: boundary layer measurement campaigns in Szeged

14.30-14.45 Maja Telisman Prtenjak, Marko Karoglan, Željko Večenaj, Silvio Simon, Zeljka Kordej-De Villa, Branko  Grisogono, Andreina Belusic, Antun Marki, Visnjica Vucetic, Damir Pocakal, Jasminka Karoglan-Kontic, Ivana  Tomaz, Mirela Osrecak, Zeljko Andabaka, Ivana Vladimira Petric, Renata Leder, Ivan Prsa, Tomislav Plavsa,  Maja Vehovec, Ivana Rasic Bakaric

–  VITiculture and CLImate Change in Croatia (VITCLIC)

14.45-15.00 [cancelled] Helga Toth, Balazs Szintai

–  Drought Monitoring and Change based on Surface model at the Hungarian Meteorological Service

15.00-15.15 Bojan Cvetkovic, S. Nickovic, G. Peijanovic, S. Petkovic, J. Nikolic, A. Vukovic, M. Vujadinovic, V.Djurdjevic

–  Improvements in water cycle numerical modelling





Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Session 4: Monitoring and estimation of climate change for extreme weather events (1)

Chairman : Ivan Güttler, Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia

9.00-9.15 Jaap Schellekens

–  The earth2observe water resources reanalysis and its application at the local scale

9.15-9.30 Bianca Muntean

–  A cloud-based collaborative environment for rapid prototyping of innovative Earth Observation products and  services to enhance climate resilience of our society and economy

9.30-9.45 Roxana Bojariu, Sorin Dascălu, Mădălina Gothard, Alexandru Dumitrescu, Marius-Victor Bârsan, Liliana Velea,  Roxana Cică

–  Climate variability and change impact on droughts in the Danube Basin

9.45-10.00 Livia Labudova, Maroš Turňa

–  Drought Monitoring in Slovakia

10.00-10.15 Ivan Güttler

–  Regional climate modelling: experience from DHMZ




Session 5: Impact and vulnerability assessments of climate changes and extreme weather  events on different sectors (2)

Chairman : Sorin Cheval, University of Bucharest

15.45-16.00 Joan Cuxart, Blazenka Matjacic

–  Mesoscale topographically-generated Low-Level Jets in the Pannonian Basin

16.00-16.15 M.S. Beldean-Galea, Iv. Haiduc, A.E. Croitoru, F. Moldovan, I. Holobâcă

–  Carbon dioxide versus meteorological variables in urban area. Case study Cluj-Napoca City

16.15-16.40 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Flagship Question 5

• conducted by Adina Croitoru

16.40-17.05 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Cross-Cut 2

• conducted by Joan Cuxart

17.05-17.30 Scientific Discussions on PannEx Cross-Cut 3

• conducted by Ivan Güttler




Dora Lazar, Tamas Weidinger, Nora Kordas

Verification of initial and boundary ozone concentrations by GEOS-Chem global chemical transport model for regional scale air-quality model system

Dimitrije Radišić, Baskalo Goran, Tijana Nikolić, Ante Vujiić

Potential impact of climate change on hoverflies species (Diptera:Syrphidae) species geographical range (Europe)

Á. Bordás, T. Kiss, T. Weidinger, Á. Tordai, Z.A. Gyöngyösi, J. Unger, T. Gál, I. Sebők

The URban BOundary Layer 2016 campaign

Adrian Piticar, Vladimir Djurdjević, Antoniu-Flavius Ciupertea, Adina-Eliza Croitoru, Blanka Bartok, Cristina Florina Roșca, Gabriela-Victoria Harpa

Future changes in heat waves indices in Romania

Inna Semenova

Assessment of the atmospheric blocking processes in Europe affecting on drought formation in Ukraine

Inna Semenova

Influence of atmospheric circulation and drought on the cereal crop yields in Ukraine

Irena Jug, Danijel Jug, Boris Đurđević, Bojana Brozović, Vesna Vukadinović, Bojan Stipešević

Crop response to enhanced temperature and carbon dioxide

  1. Ovcharuk, E. Bojarintsev, N. Kichuk, L. Kushchenko

The factors of forming minimum runoff of small rivers Transcarpathia

  1. Ovcharuk, E. Bojarintsev, O. Shamenkova

Determining the genetic components of underground runoff in low-flow period on observational data on small catchments of Transcarpathian water-balance station (Ukraine)

Zita Bihari, Mónika Lakatos, Tamás Szentimrey

Endangered areas in the Pannonian region regarding dry and wet conditions

Bojana Brozović, Danijel Jug, Irena Jug, Boris Đurđević, Bojan Stipešević, Vesna Vukadinović

Agronomic pests insects responding to increasing temperature and CO2

Tamás Mona, Ferenc Ács, Ákos Horváth

Typical PBL height diurnal course forms during the summer in the Carpathian Basin

  1. Kristóf, J. Bartholy, R. Pongrácz

Analysis of large-scale circulation patterns affecting the Pannonian climate

  1. Pongrácz, J. Bartholy, A. Kis, J. A. Szabó

Hydrological projections for a small catchment using hydrological modelling driven by regional climate model results

Imre Salma, Zoltán Németh, Tamás Weidinger

Importance of ultrafine aerosol in urban environments

Liliana Zahari, Gabriela Ioana-Toroimac, Gianina Neculau, Romulus Costache, Gabriel Minea, Nicu Ciobotaru

Trends in maximum flow variation of rivers in the eastern part of Romania

Bojan Stipešević, Bojana Brozović, Danijel Jug, Irena Jug, Boris Đurđević, Vesna Vukadinović

The role of organic agriculture in climate changes mitigation