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WCRP News

  Funding Opportunities: Climate Predictability and Inter-regional Linkages  29.04.2015

The Belmont Forum and JPI-Climate have launched a call for proposals on climate predictability and inter-regional linkages. This call aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services with focus on the role of inter-regional linkages in climate variability and predictability. Project proposals should demonstrate a research need for international and regional coordination. Deadline for submission 1st June 2015... read more

  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

 

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Science Highlights

New Study: Human Induced Heavy Precipitation and Heat Waves  29.04.2015

flood75% of very hot days occurring over land can be attributed to human activity according to a new study recently published in Nature Climate Change. Moreover the authors found that 18% of extreme precipitation events is caused by temperature increase since pre-industrial times. Such study is based on the CMIP data coordinated by WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling.... read the article 

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

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