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Final report

EC-RTT Report on the Challenges and Opportunities in Research on Climate, Weather, Water and Environment (WMO/TD-No. 1496)

Mandate

The 60th session of the WMO Executive Council (EC LX, June 2008) decided to refocus WMO climate related activities and to promote seamless weather, climate, water and environmental prediction. It endorsed the concept of an enhanced climate, weather, water and environmental research initiative noting that this is an opportunity for WMO Members and partners to greatly benefit from increased cooperation between the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) in particular, and with other groups such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), taking into account the key contribution from national weather and climate research programmes. The EC Research Task Team (EC-RTT) is tasked to fulfill this mandate.

 

Schedule & Milestones

  • 15 August 2008: Finalize EC-RTT membership list and responsibilities/website
  • 3 October 2008: Conference Call for RTT members: discuss the draft report outline
  • 30-31 October 2008: 1st meeting of EC-RTT, Geneva, Switzerland: (see below)
  • 20 January 2009: Deadline for input to 1st draft of the report by EC-RTT members
  • 30 January 2009: First draft of report available on this website
  • 9-10 February 2009: 2nd meeting of EC-RTT, Geneva, Switzerland (associated with EC WG-CWE 11-13 February): discuss 1st draft of the report including recommendations
  • 15 March 2009: Circulate 2nd draft of the report for comments
  • 15 April 2009: Post final report for review by EC-RTT members
  • 30 April 2009: Release final report
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First Meeting of EC-RTT 30-31 October 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

Members

The 60th session of the WMO Executive Council (EC LX, June 2008) asked that the team chaired by Prof. John Mitchell consist of the president of CAS; chair and appropriate representatives of WCRP, WWRP, and EPAC; representatives of EC Working Groups; and internationally recognized scientists. Members of the EC Research Task Team are:

Member

Role

Country

1

Mitchell, John
john.f.mitchell(at)metoffice.gov.uk

Chair RTT; former EC WG-CWE; WGCM co-chair; WCC-3

UK

2

Béland, Michel
michel.beland(at)ec.gc.ca

Pres. CAS (WWRP-THORPEX and GAW); Ex Officio Member EC WG-CWE; WCC-3; Summit Modelling Committee

Canada

3

Busalacchi, Tony
tonyb(at)essic.umd.edu

Chair JSC WCRP; Ex Officio Member EC WG-CWE

USA

4

Brunet, Gilbert
gilbert.brunet(at)ec.gc.ca

Chair JSC WWRP; Summit Modelling Committee

Canada

5

Hóv, Oystein
oystein.hov(at)met.no

Chair JSC EPAC (for GAW); Ex Officio Member EC WG-WIGOS/WIS

Norway

6

Capaldo, Masimo
capaldo(at)meteoam.it

EC WG-DRR/SD; EC WG-WIGOS/WIS

Italy

7

Matsuno, Taroh
matsuno(at)jamstec.go.jp

Coordinator of a MEXT’s “Innovative Program of Climate Change Projection for the 21st Century”; Modelling Summit

Japan

8

Bougeault, Phillippe
philippe.bougeault(at)ecmwf.int

Research Director, ECMWF; Chair of THORPEX-TIGGE

ECMWF

10

Kirtman, Ben
bkrtman(at)rsmas.miami.edu

WCRP-WGSIP (CLIVAR) seasonal prediction

USA

11

Marotzke, Jochem
jochem.marotzke(at)zmaw.de

Member JSC WCRP; Seasonal to decadal  prediction; Summit Modelling Committee

Germany

12

Jakob, Christian
christian.jakob(at)sci.monash.edu.au

Co-Chair WGNE; Modelling Summit

Australia

13

Jiao, Meiyan
jiaomy(at)cma.gov.cn

Deputy Administrator CMA in charge of weather and climate prediction representing EC Member Zheng, Guo Guan; connection to weather and climate services

China

 

Background Publications

  • Shukla, J., R. Hagedorn, B. Hoskins, J. Kinter, J. Marotzke, M. Miller, T. Palmer, and J. Slingo (2009) Revolution in climate prediction is both necessary and possible. A Declaration at the World Modelling Summit for Climate Prediction. BAMS, February 2009.
  • Meehl, G. A., L. Goddard, J. Murphy, R. J. Stouffer, G. Boer, G. Danabasoglu, K. Dixon, M. A. Giorgetta, A. Greene, E. Hawkins, G. Hegerl, D. Karoly, N. Keenlyside, M. Kimoto, B. Kirtman, A. Navarra, R. Pulwarty, D. Smith, D. Stammer, and T. Stockdale (in prep.) Decadal prediction: Can it be skillful? Draft submitted to BAMS.
  • Hurrell, J., G. A. Meehl, D. Bader, T. Delworth, B. Kirtman, and B. Wielicki (in prep.) Climate System Prediction. Draft submitted to BAMS.
  • World Modelling Summit for Climate Prediction (2009) Report of the Workshop held in Reading, UK, 6-9 May 2008. WCRP-131, WMO/TD-No. 1468.
  • Palmer and Shukla (2008) Advances in Modelling and Seamless Prediction. Feature article in WCRP 2007-2008 Accomplishment Report. WMO/TD-No. 1458.
  • The Climate Prediction Project. Statement of the World Modelling Summit for Climate Prediction, organized by WCRP, IGBP, WWRP, 6-9 May 2008, Reading, UK.
  • Shapiro et al. (2007) The Socioeconomic and Environmental Benefits of a Weather, Climate and Earth-System Prediction Initiative for the 21st Century. White paper developed by the weather and climate research communities of WWRP, WCRP, and IGBP.
  • Brunet et al. (2007) Toward a Seamless Process for the Prediction of Weather and Climate: The Advancement of Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction. White paper developed by the climate and weather research community on a seamless approach to weather/climate prediction and services delivery.

 

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  • Brunet, G., M. Shapiro, B. Hoskins, M. Moncrieff, R. Dole, G. Kiladis, B. Kirtman, A. Lorenc, B. Mills, R. Morss, S. Plavarapu, D. Rogers, J. Shaake and J. Shukla (in prep.) Toward a Seamless Process for the Prediction of Weather and Climate. Draft to be submitted to BAMS.

 

 

 

 

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