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  WCRP Signs Scientific Partnership with PAGES 23.04.2015

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Recognizing the convergence in their interests and activities, and the potential for substantial mutual collaboration, WCRP and PAGES (Past Global Changes) have formed a scientific partnership aimed at strengthening ties between the two organizations at several levels... read more

  Usefulness of Data - Director WCRP at EGU 21.04.2015


  Highlights of the 30th Session of WGNE 02.04.2015

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The 30th session of the CAS/WCRP Working  Group on Numerical Experimentation was held on 23-26 March 2015 at the new NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), College Park, Maryland USA. This was also the occasion for celebrating 30 years of achievements by reviewing the history of WGNE in the latest three decades... read more

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Science Highlights

New Assessment Report on Climate Change in the Baltic Sea  20.04.2015

BACC2coverThe second assessment of climate change for the Baltic Sea Basin (BACC II) is now available as open access. This book is an update of the first BACC assessment published in 2008 and offers new scientific findings in regional climate research for the Baltic Sea basin. The book will be launched at the ECCA2015 in Copehagen, Denmark, in May 2015... read more 

Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity: A Grand Challenge  31.03.2015

RTEmagicC 150331 wolkenbild BS.jpgIn a new article featured in Nature Geoscience, S. Bony and B. Stevens  -plus many other authors- describe the WCRP Grand Challenge on how clouds, circulation and climate interact. This initiative focuses on understanding the role of cloud feedbacks and convective organization in climate, and the factors that control the tropical rain belts and the extratropical storm tracks... read the article

The Climate in Africa in 2013: New WMO Report  05.02.2015

wmo 1147The World Meteorological Organization has issued a report on the Climate in Africa 2013, the first of an annual series of peer-reviewed statements on the continent climate conditions. The report examines temperatures, rainfall and extreme events on the African region which is especially vulnerable to natural climate variability and long-term climate change... read more 

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