Photo of 2018 WCRP modeling summer school audiencesThe "Second WCRP Summer School on Climate Model Development" was held in Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil, on 22-31 January. It was hosted by the Brazil National Institute for Space Research, Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (INPE/CPTEC). In its second edition, the WCRP modelling summer school focused on a current scientific challenge: the development of scale-aware parameterizations with emphasis on the so called "grey zone", that is, models with horizontal resolution ranging from 1km to 10km. Click the headline to read the full summer school report.

Matrix of CORDEX scientific challenges

A lack of detailed information on climate change for impact and adaptation planning led, in 2009, to a call by WCRP for greater coordination across downscaling activities. This eventually resulted in the design of the CORDEX framework, and CORDEX became a formal WCRP Programme in 2012. In the short time since, CORDEX has evolved into a major developer and producer of regional climate science and information. Click the headline to read the full CORDEX spotlight article.