WCRP is evolving to ensure that the Programme is fit for purpose and fit for the future. WCRP Chair, Detlef Stammer, and Vice-Chair, Helen Cleugh, explain where we are at with implementing the new WCRP Strategic Plan and outline the opportunities that will arise in the coming months. To learn more, click the heading above.

Lighthouse Activities

WCRP researchers have published what is being hailed as a landmark publication on climate sensitivity. The work, undertaken as part of WCRP's Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, brought together an international team of researchers from a wide range of climate disciplines and combined multiple lines of evidence. To learn more, click the heading above.

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yess community 2The Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Community are becoming more and more integrated into WCRP activities, as well as with our co-sponsor, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). YESS members report on this growing involvement and some recent activities that the community has been undertaking. To read more, click the heading above.

Monsoon rainfall has profound economic and societal impacts for more than two-thirds of the global population. A new article, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, reviews the current knowledge on detection, attribution, and projection of global and regional monsoons under climate change. To learn more, click the heading above.

Umbrella and driving in monsoon rain

Image: Wikipedia Commons

Each year WCRP, together with its partners the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), awards two prizes for notable achievements in data and model development. Nominations are now open for the 2020 prizes, with a deadline of 30 September 2020. For more details, see the announcement pages:

WCRP Prizes

We are very sad to learn of the passing of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has published an obituary outlining some of Art's many achievements and honors on the UNESCO website

Arthur Alexiou

Image: From the UNESCO website

Assessment of climate change over the Indian regionA new open-access book provides a compelling scientific account of the influence of human activities on key aspects of the regional climate of the Indian subcontinent, the adjoining Indian Ocean, and the Himalayas. To find out more, click the heading above.