Deadline for registration - 30 June 2016
Abstract submission deadline - 30 June 2016
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA - 20-22 September 2016
The Physics Dynamics Coupling 2016 workshop will work to address challenges in the development of advanced algorithms to accurately and efficiently represent process interactions that determine fundamental characteristics of weather and climate systems. For more see the workshop webpages.
Shaping our water future
Brisbane, Australia - 9-14 October 2016
Early bird registration deadline - 30 June 2016
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals. It offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway. It draws over 5,500 of the top water, environment and related professionals from more than 100 countries from across the water sector, including thought leaders from within and beyond the water sector. See the Congress & Exhibition website for more details.
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With the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) mostly completed, the WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling have prompted the preparations of the next phase. A brief overview of the initial proposed design of CMIP6 has recently been published in EOS with the aim to generate discussion and feedbacks ... read the article
OPEN ACCESS: Decadal prediction simulations of Niño3.4 sea surface temperatures show a transition from positive to negative phases of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) and a resumption of larger rates of global warming over the 2013–2022 period consistent with a positive IPO phase. For more see: Meehl, G. A. et al. 2016. Initialized decadal prediction for transition to positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation. Nat. Commun. 7:11718 doi: 10.1038/ncomms11718.
Figure 2: Hindcast skill for the IPO (Meehl et al, 2016).
The recent El Niño event has elevated the rise in CO2 concentration this year. Using emissions, sea surface temperature data and a climate model, the authors forecast that the CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa will for the first time remain above 400 ppm all year, and hence for our lifetimes. For more see: Betts, R. A. et al. 2016. El Niño and a record CO2 rise, Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate3063.
Figure: Identifying, testing and forecasting the relationship between Niño 3.4 SST anomalies and Mauna Loa CO2 growth rates. Reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature Climate Change, Betts, R. A. et al. 2016, copyright 2016.
OPEN ACCESS: Large-scale atmospheric circulation controls the mass and energy balance of the Greenland ice sheet through its impact on radiative budget, runoff and accumulation. For more see: Tedesco, M. et al. 2016. Arctic cut-off high drives the poleward shift of a new Greenland melting record. Nat. Commun. 7:11723 doi: 10.1038/ncomms11723.
(a) 500 hPa geopotential height composite anomaly (m) for the month of July 2015, with respect to the 1981–2010 baseline period (using NCEP–NCARv1 reanalysis) (Tedesco et al., 2016).
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