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Task Team on Global Seasonal Climate Update (TT-GSCU)

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Terms of Reference

  1. Continue with the development of Global Seasonal Climate Update (GSCU) prototype to include expert assessments of global climate monitoring products of the current season and the outlooks for the ensuing season of the broad patterns of precipitation and temperature, and the major features of the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean;
  2. Develop practical approaches to enhance the use by RCCs and other regional entities, RCOFs, and NMHSs, including through the GSCU concept of long-range forecast products produced by GPC and related Lead Centres;
  3. Ensure appropriate incorporation of uncertainty aspects in the GSCU to assist in risk management, adaptation policies and decision-making;
  4. Develop an implementation plan to engage potential contributors to operationalize the GSCU following the peer review and finalization of the prototype;
  5. Liaise with the OPACE 2 expert/task teams on aspects of climate monitoring and assessment.


  1. Soumaya Ben Rached, Tunisia
  2. Suhee Park, Republic of Korea (co-leader)
  3. Grinia Avalos, Peru
  4. Doug Kluck, USA
  5. Nicolas Fauchereau, New Zealand
  6. Anca Brookshaw, UK (leader)

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