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WCRP News

Workshop water in models
Workshop on Including Water Management in Large Scale Models 28.06.2016

Deadline for registration - 30 June 2016

Gif-sur-Yvette, France - 28-30 September 2016
 
Just a few more days to register for this workshop on anthropogenic influences on the global water cycle. Convened by the Global Land/Atmosphere System Study Panel (GLASS) and the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP), this meeting will focus on representing the human dimension in land-surface models (LSMs). Register on the workshop webpage now!
 
Physics dynamics coupling workshop 2016Physics Dynamics Coupling in Weather and Climate Models 28.06.2016

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.

 

IWAWorld Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 28.06.2016

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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Science Highlights

CMIP6 Eos

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

Meehl etal 2016Initialized decadal prediction for transition to positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation 16.06.2016

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).

Betts etal 2016El Niño and a record CO2 rise 16.06.2016

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.

Tedesco etal 2016Arctic cut-off high drives the poleward shift of a new Greenland melting record 16.06.2016

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) 500hPa 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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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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