earth Pete Linford pixabayComputational science is crucial for delivering reliable weather and climate predictions. In this article published in  Nature Computational Science, the authors discuss the present limitations in the field and propose the design of a novel infrastructure that is scalable and more adaptable to future, yet unknown computing architectures.

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Carlos NobreCarlos Nobre, WMO SAP member and one of the long-time leaders of the WCRP and IGBP communities, expert in the effects of climate change in the Amazon and a leader in science policy for a sustainable Amazon, received the 2021 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy.

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GCOS logoEveryone interested to take part in a public review of the draft of the 2021 Status Report on the Global Climate Observing System is welcome. Your input will help shape the global climate observing system in the next 6 years. 

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A Scientific Officer position at the WCRP Secretariat is available

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Deadline for application: 11th March 2021

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The inaugural WCRP Climate Research Forum “Climate research priorities for the next decade”, which took place at the 2021 Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Conference on 10 February 2021, was a great success and drew over 200 participants. To find out more, click the heading above.

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It is with deep regret that we have learnt of the passing away of Professor Paul Josef Crutzen.

Paul Crutzen, a prominent atmospheric chemist, former Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, and of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, USA, passed away on 28 January 2021.

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Recent assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) imply that global mean sea level is unlikely to rise more than about 1.1 m within this century but will increase further beyond 2100. Even within the most intensive future anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission scenarios, higher levels are assessed to be unlikely. However, some studies conclude that considerably greater sea level rise could be realized, and a number of experts assign a substantially higher likelihood of such

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Photo Markus SpiskeThe European Union (EU) intends to become climate neutral by 2050, and the set of policies designed to bring about this green transition — the European Green Deal — was announced in December 2019.
For its green transition, the EU plans to fund the development of digital twins of Earth. For these twins to be more than big data atlases, they must create a qualitatively new Earth system simulation and observation capability using a methodological framework responsible for exceptional advances in

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You are warmly invited to the inaugural WCRP Climate Research Forum “Climate research priorities for the next decade”, which will be held as an online forum at the 2021 Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Conference on 10 February 2021, 14.00 – 15.30 AEDT. It will include an overview of the new WCRP, followed by short talks from leading Australian climate researchers and stakeholders in the private sector. To find out more, please see the WCRP Climate Research Forum

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