SSG11GroupPhotoOur third newsletter of 2015 includes three great science features on major publications emanating from the CliC community, a special section on the CliC projects designed for the 6th version of the Coupled Modeling Intercomparision Project, CliC’s plan for the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), a number of reports from various CliC workshops held this Spring, a few calls for participation, announcements, and other things made possible with support from the Climate and Cryosphere Project. As always, we also include a list of our upcoming workshops and meetings, news from the cryosphere community and from our sponsor WCRP and sister projects.  In this issue we also welcome our new WCRP Joint Planning Staff Liaison Mike Sparrow, two new CliC Fellows, and six new CliC Members of the Southern Ocean Region Panel!

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Science Features:

  • New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather in mid-latitudes, but more research and long-term observations are needed to resolve mechanisms
  • Influence of internal variability on Arctic sea-ice trends
  • Nature review article: Researchers highlight potential carbon emissions from permafrost thaw


  • Raising the Visibility of the Cryosphere in Global Climate Models
    • Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison (ISMIP6) endorsed by CMIP6
    • Call for Participation: Earth System Model-Snow Model Intercomparison Project (ESM-SnowMIP)
    • Sea-Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) protocol available online
  • CliC Plans for the Year of Polar Prediction
  • CliC Welcomes New Fellows Bradley and Massonnet
  • New CliC Members of the Southern Ocean Region Panel
  • CliC Director on Arctic Panel at IOC-UNESCO
  • Seeking Comments on Southern Ocean Satellite Needs Community Report
  • Reports Available:
    • 2015 Permafrost Carbon Network Leads Meeting
    • Constraining Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Balance Model Validation Workshop
    • Large-Scale Climate Variability in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean Workshop
    • Updates on the Arctic Freshwater Synthesis and the Permafrost Carbon Network