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WCRP News

GCOSGCOS Implementation Plan open for public review 25.07.2016

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.

SPARC landscape colourSPARC eNews Bulletin and Newsletter available 25.07.2016

SPARC have been busy. Find out the latest in SPARC's July eNews Bulletin and SPARC's latest Newsletter (No. 47).

GEWEXGEWEX News now available!19.07.16

In this issue: 14 July 2016

  • Questionnaire on IPCC Report on 1.5°C Climate Target
  • Call for Proposals: Sustainable Water Future Programme Working Groups
  • School on Climate System Prediction and Regional Climate Information
  • International Prize for Model Development
  • International Data Prize
  • Call for papers: 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
  • Position announcements for two senior reserch scientists and one PhD Studentship

For more see GEWEX News.

 

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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).

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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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