The WCRP Modelling Advisory Council is expected to:

  • communicate regularly by e-mail;
  • meet once a year;
  • encourage joint meetings of working groups and/or panels to promote communication or to launch focused joint initiatives; and
  • avoid duplicating or overlapping with existing working groups or panels.

The Council should have the flexibility and resources to promote action within existing WCRP projects and panels or by appointing limited duration task teams to accomplish its tasks. 

Members are appointed by JSC for a 3-year term with a possibility of two 2-year extensions. There are two co-chairs, one being independent (i.e. having no formal affiliation to WCRP modelling groups) and the other being a co-chair of one of the three modelling panels and working groups (WGNE, WGSIP, WGCM). Co-chairs have a rotating position with a 2-year term.

The members of the WCRP Modelling Advisory Council include:

  • co-chairs of remaining two WCRP modelling panels and working-groups (WGNE, WGSIP, WGCM);
  • representatives of WCRP projects (GEWEX, CLIVAR, SPARC, CliC and CORDEX);
  • representative from the WCRP Data Advisory Council; and
  • representative from the Working Group on Regional Climate Science and Information(WGRC).
F. Doblas-Reyes Co-Chair & WGSIP Rep. IC3, Spain
G. Meehl Co-Chair NCAR, USA
G. Danabasoglu CLIVAR Rep. NCAR, USA
M. Ek GEWEX Rep. NCEP, NOAA, USA
P. Friedlingstein  AIMES Rep. University of Exeter, UK
W. Gutowski CORDEX Rep. Iowa State University, USA
G. Krinner CliC Rep. CNRS, France
J. Perlwitz SPARC Rep. NOAA, USA
C. Senior WGCM Rep. Hadley Centre, Met Office, UK
J.-N. Thepaut WDAC Rep. ECMWF, UK
K. Williams WGNE Rep. Met Office, UK