SPARC eNews 2015-09

Dear SPARC community,

Please find below the most recent SPARC eNews.

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SPARC News – September 2015
30 August 2015
Call for community input to the SPARC capacity development strategy
The SPARC capacity development strategy is currently being developed and open for input and feedback. To open the working document you need the following password: sparc_cd. Please send your input to the SPARC office:

24 August 2015
New website on how to get involved in SPARC
Looking for ways to get more involved in SPARC? A new website lists ways to get involved and resources for the SPARC community, including information on travel support and a regional service in Boulder, CO, USA.

20 August 2015
SPARC Office publication prepared for the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment
The fact sheet prepared by the SPARC Office on the “Impact of the changing climate on the ozone layer” is available in German and French.

30 July 2015
EOS publication on Future Directions for the World Climate Research Programme
Guy Brasseur, Chair of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee, and David Carlson, Director of WCRP’s Joint Planning Staff, say in a recent EOS publication: “The worldwide climate research community has talent, dedication, and a clear sense of knowledge gaps. It needs to close those gaps and convey its messages effectively to user communities”.

29 July 2015
WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 2015 – Call for Nominations
In recognition of the essential role model development plays to weather and climate science, the WCRP and WWRP are seeking nominations for the “WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development”. The prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to weather and climate model development by an early- to mid-career researcher.

17 July 2015
July issue of SPARC Newsletter
The print version of SPARC Newsletter 45, July 2015, will soon be sent to subscribers in hardcopy. View and download the digital version already today.


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Upcoming SPARC meetings

5-6 October 2015
Workshop on Solving the Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride, Zurich, Switzerland

7-9 October 2015
IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) 2015 Workshop, Rome, Italy

12-14 October 2015
S-RIP 2015 Workshop, Paris, France

14-16 October 2015
SPARC Data Assimilation Workshop, Paris, France

4-6 November 2015
SOLARIS-HEPPA Working Group Meeting, Boulder, CO, USA

9-13 November 2015
23rd SPARC Scientific Steering Group meeting (by invitation), Boulder, CO, USA

6-8 April 2016
Workshop on Atmospheric Blocking, Reading, UK

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Upcoming SPARC-related meetings

4-9 October 2015
Training school on Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring, and modelling, Castiglione del Lago, Italy

12-16 October 2015
Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Summer School, Jülich, Germany

13-16 October 2015
International Conference on Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction, Koblenz, Germany

20-23 October 2015
WCRP FP7 EMBRACE Workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6, Dubrovnik Croatia

9-13 November 2015
2nd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Water and Life in the Universe, Foz da Iguacu, Parana, Brazil

16-20 November 2015
CLIVAR-ICTP International Workshop on Decadal Climate Variability, Trieste, Italy

14-18 December 2015
AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA

10-14 January 2016
AMS 96th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2-4 March 2016
Global Climate Observation: The road to the future, Amsterdam, Netherlands

5-15 April 2016
Polar Prediction School, Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden


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Science update

A selection of new science articles of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).

Discussion Papers – open for comment:

August 2015

July 2015


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