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CliC News

Here's what has been happening lately in CliC. Let us know if you have things to share.

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Land ice and 21st century sea level rise

Two fresh papers from the ISMIP6 and GlacierMIP community explore projected sea level rise from land ice changes under CMIP5 and CMIP6 scenarios. 

The possible future sea level change due to Antarctica is similar for CMIP5 and CMIP6, but the warmer atmosphere in CMIP6 models leads to higher sea-level contributions from Greenland by the end of the century. Read the full story in Geophysical Research Letters here.

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celcius would halve the land ice contribution to twenty-first-century sea level rise. Read the full Nature paper here.  

Congratulations to Anthony J. Payne, Sophie Nowicki, Ben Marzeion, Regine Hock, Heiko Goelzer, and the rest of the ISMIP6 and GlacierMIP community! 

From Edwards et al. (2021), Nature, 593, 74-82.

YOPP Final Summit, 1-4 May 2022

One year from now, the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Final Summit will take place in Montreal, Canada on 1-4 May, 2022. Save the dates!

The conference will bring together the polar prediction community, showcase the successes of YOPP, and contribute to the legacy of the Polar Prediction Project. For more detalis, see here.

The 2nd Climate Observation Conference, 30 August - 3 September 2021

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and supported by European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) will hold a conference that aims to assess how well the global climate observing system supports current and near-term user needs for climate information.

Abstracts for either an oral or poster presentation can be sumitted here. The abstract submission deadline is 14 June 2021. A preliminary structure of the programme is available here


Online conference on remote sensing in Svalbard, 8-10 June 2021

SIOS, the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System, invites abstracts to be submitted for their 'Online Conference on Remote Sensing in Svalbard' held from 8-10 June, 2021.

The abstract submision deadline is 15 May, 2021. Read more about the conference and get the abstract submission form here

WCRP workshop on multi-annual to decadal changes

Understanding the drivers of multi-annual to decadal scale changes in the climate system is essential for building confidence in forecasts, for quantifying hazards, and for developig robust adaptation and mitigation policies. However, our capability in this regard is immature, as highlighted by the recent debate around the temporary slowdown in global surface warming. 

The WCRP's Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity will hold a virtual workshop on the 'Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system' from 22-24 September, 2021. Save the dates!

Registration and attendance will be free. Registration details TBA. 

Special issue on the Greenland Ice Sheet and Climate Change open for submissions

Global warming has led to the increased mass loss in the Greenland Ice Sheet in the last 10–20 years, making it the dominant glaciological contributor to global sea-level rise. The open access journal Atmosphere is now lauching a special issue on 'Greenland Ice Sheet Interactions with Climate Change and Extreme Weather'.

The deadline for manuscript submissions is August 31, 2021. Read more about the special issue and the submission process here.  

Report from the 17th meeting of the CliC SSG available

On March 4th, the CliC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) met online to discuss the future of CliC in the new WCRP organisation. The report from the meeting is avialable here

WCRPLAA number of CliC SSG members and group leaders are already engaged in the WCRP's new Lighthouse Activities: Hanne Christensen (My Climate Risk), James Renwick and Heiko Goelzer (Safe Climate Landings), Patrick Heimbach (Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change), and Amy Lovecraft (WCRP Academy). A working group among the SSG will review the existing CliC activities and science groups and develop CliC's 5-year strategic plan for 2022-2026.

CliC Newsletter - Ice and Climate No. 35

newsletter 35The March 2021 edition of the World Climate Research Programme's Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project Newsletter - Ice and Climate No. 35 is now available.

The newsletter includes two science features highlighting recent publications of the Sea-Ice Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) and the Permafrost Carbon Network. The newsletter also includes an update from the 17th meeting of the CliC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) held in early March, and other announcements for the CliC community.  


CliC chairmanship 2021-2024: open call for nominations

The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project is one of the core projects of the World Climate Resarch Programme (WCRP), serving as the focal point for climate science related to the cryosphere, its variability and change, and interaction with the broader climate system.

CliC is now launching an open call for nominations for chairmanship. Self-nominations are encouraged. Please fill in this form and it send to  no later than April 16th 2021. If you have questions, please contact present co-chairs Fiamma Straneo () or James Renwick ().