March 2022

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The future of CMIP and climate modelling

In this issue of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Insights, we focus on the future of climate modelling. There is an ever-increasing demand on climate models to answer questions about what our climate will be like in the next years, decades and centuries. In 2022, the WCRP community will be looking at the best way forward to ensure that we are ready to answer those questions to our best ability.


Coupled Model Intercomparison Project

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is a strong foundation of climate science. Here we talk about CMIP, its new International Project Office, and provide some insights into what you can expect from CMIP in the next years. Find the full article here.

We know that many of you are involved with CMIP or use CMIP data. In order to ensure that we are meeting your needs for the future, we are seeking your input to the CMIP Community Next Steps Survey, with a deadline of 14 March 2022.

Plans for 2022

We have a nice package of modelling workshops and activities planned in 2022, all part of the new WCRP Earth System Modelling and Observations (ESMO) Core Project. How do they fit together and how will the outcomes shape the future of climate modelling? Find out more here.

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International Women's Day 2022

On this International Women’s Day, we have spoken to some of our researchers from around the world to find out their views on ways that our institutions and programs like WCRP can help make a difference for women aspiring to have a productive and fulfilling career in climate science. To hear what they have to say, view their video messages here.

Womens' Day

A new type of newsletter

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