Snow is an essential component of the Earth System. As both a permanent and an intermittent component of the cryosphere, it interacts with the atmosphere and the surfaces it covers (land, ice, sea ice) and it is one of the principal sources of feedbacks within the climate system. As an outcome of the Tromsø 2013 Workshop the WCRP/CliC Initiative for a ESM-SnowMIP intercomparison programme is a contribution to the WCRP Grand Challenge Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The current strengths and weaknesses of snow models used in ESM and GCM must be assessed in order to provide guidelines for their improvement.
For more information, please contact the steering committee leads Gerhard Krinner or Chris Derksen, or any member of the group:Richard Essery, Alex Hall, Helmut Rott, Andrew Slater, Stefan Hagemann and Matthew Sturm.

Large-scale climate variability in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean over decades to centuries, and links to extra-polar climate

24-26 March 2015 The venue will be the Martin Johnson House at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA Organizers: Julie Jones, Hugues Goosse, Sarah Gille This workshop will bring together atmospheric scientists, oceanographers,…

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Meetings

PCPI Meeting at the 27th IUGG General Assembly 11 July 2019 Montreal, Canada Attendees: Julie Jones, Gareth Marshall, Alexandra Jahn Agenda: i) Follow on discussion from the AntClim 21 workshop,…

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