The new 2016 Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Implementation plan “The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs" will be open for public review from 25 July to 5 September 2016. This plan aims to guide climate observations over the next 10 years, meeting the needs of the UNFCC, adaptation planning and climate science. Following approval by the GCOS steering committee, a final version will be submitted to the UNFCCC for COP22. Anyone interested in climate observations is invited to comment on this draft.
The review draft and instructions on how to submit comments can be found on the GCOS website.
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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).
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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.
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.
Figure 6. Maps of the temporal correlation between monthly anomalies for selected climate variables (Lorenz et al., 2016).
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