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OPAG 2: Monitoring and Analysis of Climate Variability and Change

ET 2.1| ET 2.2 

Chair: Thomas Peterson (USA)
Co-chair: Manola Brunet India (Spain)



OPAG 2 Terms of Reference

(a)   To maintain a complete and responsive overview of all activities related to the analysis of climate variability and change, including climate system monitoring, dataset assembly and cataloguing, climate change and variability detection processes, including the assessment of homogeneity, climate change indices, and the role of satellite systems;

(b)   To ensure that the subsidiary bodies of the OPAG are well informed of global and regional activities within the OPAG’s areas of responsibility;

(c)   To monitor the roles, activities and priorities of Expert Teams and Rapporteurs established by the Commission under the responsibility of the OPAG, to ensure coordination of work between the Teams and to advise on changes;

OPAG 2 is comprised of two Expert Teams (ETs):

2.1 Joint CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection & Indices

Members & ToR

Expert Team on Climate Change Detection & Indices Website

Report of the ET-CCDI meeting, Niagara-on-the Lake, Canada 14-16 November 2006

The Work-plan was discussed and developed during the ET-CCDI (ET2.1) meeting; Niagara-on-the Lake, Canada 14-16 November 2006

- Workshop on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)on exploring changes in South East Asia temperature and precipitation extreme indices (3-7 December 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam

2.2 Expert Team on Climate Monitoring including use of Satellite & Marine Data & Products

The Expert Team met in Tarragona, Spain, 20-22 September 2006, discussed its TORs and developed the action plan for the current intersession period. Fore more details on ET 2.2 projects and activities click on ET 2.2 website

- Report of the first meetingof the Team in Tarragona (Spain)

- Implementation of Climate Watch Systems for American Region (WMO RA-III) Gayaquil, Ecuador, 8-11 December 2008

- Report of the second meeting of the Expert Team in Offenbach (Germany)                     27 – 29 October 2009

Members & ToR

2.3 Rapporteur on Climate Extremes

Member & ToR

Website on Climate Extremes




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