CliC Annual Report 2019The 2019 edition of the WCRP-Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Annual Report is now available online. The report gives an overview of CliC activities in 2019 and includes contributions from all of the CliC Projects/Groups Leads. 2019 was another productive year for the CliC community and CliC is pleased to share this annual report highlighting some of our progress and achievements during the past year. The report also covers the outputs resulting from the WCRP Grand Challenge on “Melting Ice and Global Consequences.“

With an ambitious agenda, but using limited resources, CliC had a busy year, including a series of workshops covering all major components of the CliC Action Plan. The Grand Challenge “Melting Ice and Global Consequences” (GC) has been moving forward on its initial focus areas. CliC plays an important role in contributing to the GC’s goals by mobilizing the global cryosphere modelling community and supporting the sixth iteration of the WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). CliC is currently sponsoring model intercomparison projects covering snow, ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice (ESM-SnowMIP, ISMIP6, MISOMIP, GlacierMIP, SIMIP). These initiatives are the result of a strategy aimed at tightening the links between cryospheric research and global modelling communities. CliC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) members and project leads played active roles in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report and in the Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere. CliC would like to thank Stephen Hudson, Shichang Kang, Hiroyuki Enomoto, and Dario Trombotto, who served on the CliC SSG from 2015/2016 to 2019. They would also like to extend a warm welcome to Jason Box, Hanne Christiansen, Camille Lique, Amy Lovecraft, Shin Sugiyama, and Tingjun Zhang, the six new members of the CliC SSG.

CliC would like to thank all of the contributors to the CliC Annual Report.

Gwen Hamon