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 numerical weather prediction.

This effort is very relevant to WCRP's effort to bring the digital twin concept to the climate science community.

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A special issue of GEWEX newsletter GEWEX Quarterly on monsoons was released in late December 2020.

This issue highlights monsoons around the world and evaluates the challenges and progress in monsoons research.


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Monsoons have always been a focus of great interest to WCRP, and this was further enhanced with the efforts of its core projects CLIVAR and GEWEX under a joint Monsoons Panel.

Recognizing the broader interest of the Monsoon Mission activities to the WCRP community, the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel has coordinated a special issue of CLIVAR Exchanges on India’s Monsoon Mission, with Dr M.N. Rajeevan as the Guest Editor.  This issue showcases 12 articles highlighting the results achieved so far under the Monsoon Mission.

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