The Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) aims to meet the observational, experimental, and operational needs of today and the future. The purpose of the TPOS 2020 project is oversee the transition to a more resilient and integrated observing system to meet the identified gaps as well as future needs as they are identified. On the TPOS 2020 website a first draft of the future TPOS design is now available, together with a spreadsheet where you are invited to make comments. All comments are due by 23 September 2016.
31 October to 1 November 2016
WCRP and SPARC welcome scientific contributions related to the Grand Challenges on “Clouds, circulation & climate sensitivity”, “Climate extremes”, “Near-term climate prediction”, and “Carbon feedbacks in the climate system” and/or the SPARC themes “Atmospheric dynamics and predictability”, “Chemistry and climate”, and “Long-term records for climate understanding”. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the state of the science in the areas of Grand Challenges and SPARC themes, to define improved collaborations between SPARC and the Grand Challenges and to discuss the role of SPARC and Grand Challenges in WCRP priorities. For more information see the SPARC announcement. The deadline for abstracts and registration is 30 September 2016.
The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change) Project Office, based in Qingdao, China. For more see the position announcement.
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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).
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.
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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