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WCRP News

Coupled data-assim workshop 2016International workshop on coupled data assimilation 30.08.2016

Météo-France, Toulouse, France

18-21 October 2016

This workshop is intended to facilitate the more rapid advance of development of coupled data assimilation methodologies to improve weather and climate predictions and reanalyses. The workshop will cover methods for coupling of data assimilation methodologies between the atmosphere, ocean, land-surface, sea-ice, aerosols, atmospheric chemistry, and more, including weak and strong coupling. The deadline for abstracts is 11 September 2016. For more see the workshop website.

PIXABAYmount-st-helens-164848 1280Training School: Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling 30.08.2016

Tarquinia VT, Italy

19-28 October 2016

This School provides an overview of state of the art techniques and methods for detecting and monitoring the volcanic and convective clouds. It teaches students about the different instruments and platforms that are best at detecting such clouds and discusses new missions planned for solving the main issues in this research field. The registration deadline is the 31 August 2016. For more details see the training school website.

PIXABAYfishing-vessel-1096634 1280PREFACE-PIRATA-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference 30.08.2016

Paris, France

28 November - 1 December, 2016

The 2016 TAV Conference will include sessions on: 1) Oceanic and atmospheric processes affecting physical-biogeochemical interaction and climate; 2) Mechanisms and simulation of tropical Atlantic climate variability; and 3) Towards realizing socio-economic benefits of climate prediction in the Tropical Atlantic for marine ecosystems, fisheries, and continental climate. Abstract submission closes 1 September 2016. For more details see the conference website.

 

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Science Highlights

Gutowski Fig1WCRP COordinated Regional Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX): A diagnostic MIP for CMIP6 25.07.2016

Find out all about CORDEX!

CORDEX builds on a foundation of previous downscaling intercomparison projects to provide a common framework for downscaling activities around the world. Discussion paper now available in Geoscientific Model Developement Discussions (OPEN ACCESS).

SPARC REP7 2016
The Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride 14.07.2016

The seventh SPARC science report on 'The Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride' is now available! Find the full report here.

The report helps answer policy-relevant questions related to the global budget of carbon tetrachloride, an important ozone-depleting substance; closing the gap between emissions reported to UNEP's ozone secretariat and those estimated from atmospheric observations.

Downscaled and debiased climate simulations for North America from 21,000 years ago to 2100AD 11.07.2016

OPEN ACCESS: This paper presents unified datasets of debiased and downscaled climate simulations for North America from 21 ka BP to 2100AD, at 0.5° spatial resolution. Find this paper at: Lorenz, D. et al., 2016. Downscaled and debiased climate simulations for North America from 21,000 years ago to 2100AD. Scientific Data 3: 160048. DOI:10.1038/sdata.2016.48.

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Figure 6. Maps of the temporal correlation between monthly anomalies for selected climate variables (Lorenz et al., 2016).

 

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WMO Global Framework for Climate Services

 

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Future Earth Research for Global Sustainability

 

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IOC Framework for Ocean Observing

 

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