Karlsruhe, Germany, 26-27 October 2016
The 11th MIPAS-IMK/IAA data user meeting will take place at KIT/IMK in Karlsruhe from 26-27 October 2016.
During this meeting, presentations on the most recent MIPAS data products and their validation will be given; data issues will be discussed. Scientific work on the basis of MIPAS-IMK/IAA data will be presented, including over-arching data-bases including MIPAS-IMK-IAA data. Beyond this, time will be allocated for possible MIPAS follow-up missions. During this meeting, you will have the possibility to present your work with MIPAS data, to discuss your specific needs with the data providers, and to make contact with other data users.
The programme committee:
- Gabriele Stiller
- Thomas von Carmann
- Manuel Lopez-Puertas
- Bernd Funke
For further details see: www.imk-asf.kit.edu/english/mdu.php
For questions please contact the local organizing committee:
Andrea Linden and Sylvia Kellmann: mduorg [at] imk-asf.kit.edu
The new 2016 GCOS Implementation plan *The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs" will be open for public review from 25 July to 5 September 2016.
This plan aims to guide climate observations over the next 10 years, meeting the needs of the UNFCC, adaptation planning, and climate science. Following approval by the GCOS steering committee, a final version will be submitted to the UNFCCC for COP-22. Anyone interested in climate observations is invited to comment on this draft.
The review draft and instructions on how to submit comments can be found at www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos
Find the July 2016 issue of the SPARC Newsletter at:
call for nominations – deadline 1 Oct 2016
WCRP and WWRP have established an International Prize for Model Development, awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to weather and climate model development by an early- to mid-career researcher.
More details on eligibility, required nomination material and selection process can be found at www.wcrp-climate.org/wmac-activities/ipmd2016
Nominations of suitable candidates should be forwarded to the WCRP (mrixen (at) wmo.int) and WWRP (pruti (at) wmo.int), and must be received by 1 October 2016.
Call for nominations – deadline 1 Oct 2016
WCRP and GCOS have established an International Data Prize, awarded annually to honour achievements in (climate) data product generation, data management, data preservation, data monitoring, and other data relevant activities by an early- to mid-career researcher.
More details on eligibility, required nomination material and selection process can be found at www.wcrp-climate.org/wdac-activities/idp2016
Nominations of suitable candidates should be forwarded to the WCRP (mrixen (at) wmo.int) and GCOS (gcosjpo (at) wmo.int), and must be received by 1 October 2016.
The Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride
The seventh SPARC science report on ‘The Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride’ is now available! Find the full report here: www.sparc-climate.org/publications/sparc-reports/sparc-report-no7
The report helps answer policy-relevant questions related to the global budget of carbon tetrachloride, an important ozone-depleting substance; closing the gap between emissions reported to UNEP’s ozone secretariat and those estimated from atmospheric observations.
Report editors: Qing Liang, Paul A. Newman, and Stefan Reimann.
SPARC leadership is composed of experts from around the world who dedicate their time to SPARC’s international activities. These include the SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG), who serve to guide SPARC’s scientific focus. SPARC is now accepting nominations (or self-nominations) for SSG membership to serve from January 2018 – December 2020 (initial three-year term can be extended by two additional years). If you are interested please complete the online form available here. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2016.