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WCRP News

Polar Prediction Workshop Live Streaming,  4-6 May 2016   04.05.2016SIPN

Over the next three days the Polar Prediction Workshop will take place at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York. It will focus on:

  • Sources of polar predictability on sub-seasonal to inter-annual timescales
  • Sea ice prediction
  • Operational and research efforts

Join the event live from 9.00 in the US or 15.00 CEST!

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More information is available on the Polar Prediction Workshop website.

Model Hierarchies Workshop 05.05.2016Princeton uni

2–4 November 2016

 

Abstract Submissions deadline: 15 May 2016

Just a few more days to get your abstracts in to the Model Hierarchies Workshop, to be held at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. The goal of the workshop is to bring together expertise to build more effective hierarchies of models. This is necessary to readily isolate the observed behaviour of a complex model in a simpler one, and to represent findings from idealized models in more comprehensive general circulation models. For more information see the Model Hierarchies Workshop website.

The JSC approved two new 'Grand Challenges'. These focus on climate-carbon interactions and on climate prediction on time scales from years to decades, both very important to our understanding of how Earth’s climate will change in the coming years. WCRP intends to promote these projects through community-organized workshops, conferences and strategic planning meetings as well as to advocate further for international partnership and coordination. - See more at: http://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/world-climate-research-programme-approves-new-grand-challenges-near-term-climate#sthash.9xAr5rgQ.dpuf
WCRP approves new Grand Challenges
WCRP approves new Grand Challenges 01.05.2016Group photo JSC-37

The 37th Session of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) took place from 25 to 27 April 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of this meeting the JSC approved two new 'Grand Challenges'. These focus on climate-carbon interactions and on climate prediction on time scales from years to decades, both very important to our understanding of how Earth’s climate will change in the coming years. WCRP intends to promote these projects through community-organized workshops, conferences and strategic planning meetings as well as to advocate further for international partnership and coordination. For more see the WMO Pree Release  'The WCRP approves new Grand Challenges' and the JSC-37 Meeting Overview.

 

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Science Highlights

Meeting Report: Salinity Monitoring Gives Insight into the Global Water Cycle 18.04.2016

global-ocean-salinity-NASA-Aquarius-satellite-800x600A workshop held at the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (Universität Hamburg, Germany) reviewed recent progress on salinity and freshwater research and included discussions of problems that must be solved to improve our understanding of future changes in the water cycle. Read the report.

WEBCAST: Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future, 2-4 March 26.02.2016

GCOSGlobalClimateObsLive web streaming of the whole conference Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future will be made available on the conference website.

Web streaming will occur for all sessions of the GCOS Science conference and the participants will have the opportunity to view a live web broadcast via the following link: http://www.gcos-science.org/livestream/.

Success in Ocean Observations Jeopardized by Weak Funding 24.02.2016

Sentinel-3In this Commentary, published today in Nature Climate Change, Paul Durack and co-leaders in the ocean observation community report the hard-won successes of Argo and GO-SHIP, extremely relevant for understanding and monitoring global energy and global water budgets. Chapeau to the ocean observations community! But they also report fragile prospects for future funding of these systems. Recent events in Australia prove their point - loss of support from any key nation will threaten the entire system.

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