The Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community describes its long-term vision and thoughts on the frontiers of Earth system science.
The YESS community has recently published a white paper ‘Earth System Science Frontiers – an ECS perspective‘ in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), currently available as an early online release.
In the paper, an active group of young Earth system scientists describe their long-term vision of the frontiers of Earth system science, paving the way towards an integrated understanding of the Earth system. The paper is an outcome of the World Meteorological Organization-funded Early Career Researchers Workshop at the Deutscher Wetterdienst in Offenbach, Germany, in October 2015 and focuses on four frontiers: seamless Earth system prediction, communication, user-driven science, and interdisciplinarity.
In the Science issue from 28 Oct 2016, Charles F. Kennel and colleagues discuss how the scientific community should become active in…
…crafting and implementing more effective policies in a system of highly decentralized global cooperation. With the 2015 Paris Agreement, governments launched a process that can move beyond setting agendas to coordinating national policies to manage the climate. Next month in Marrakesh, diplomats will convene to flesh out the Agreement. They need to focus on the infrastructure of data and analysis that will be needed as the Agreement becomes operational.
Global Atmosphere Watch finds that high greenhouse gas levels mark the start of new era of climate reality.
According to the latest WMO annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin issued by the Global Atmosphere Watch, globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records in 2016 on the back of the very powerful El Niño event.
Find WMO media release, find WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).
Earth System Science Frontiers – an ECS perspective. By the Young -Earth System- Scientists (YESS) in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Observed Changes in the Southern Hemispheric Circulation in May. By D.J. Ivy et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Skilful predictions of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation one year ahead. By N. Dunstone et al. in Nature Geoscience.
How can we understand the global distribution of the solar cycle signal on the Earth’s surface? By K. Kodera et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Barotropic and Baroclinic Eddy Feedbacks in the Midlatitude Jet Variability and Responses to Climate Change-Like Thermal Forcings. By D.A. Burrows et al. in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.
Emissions of carbon tetrachloride from Europe. By F. Graziosi et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Spatially Continuous Mapping of Daily Global Ozone Distribution (2004–2014) with the Aura OMI Sensor. By X. Peng et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Version 1.3 AIM SOFIE measured methane (CH4): Validation and Seasonal Climatology. By P. Rong et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Discussion papers – open for comment
Extending methane profiles from aircraft into the stratosphere for satellite total column validation: A comparative analysis of different data sources. By S. Verma et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.
Merged ozone profiles from four MIPAS Processors. By A. Laeng et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions.
Jeju Island, Korea, 18-22 September
The 2017 COSPAR Symposium is the third of a new series of events initiated by COSPAR which aims to promote space research at a regional level in emerging countries.
The Symposium is multidisciplinary in nature and addresses topics ranging from astronomy, earth observation, planetology, astrobiology up to citizen science. The Symposium features plenary lectures, parallel and poster sessions, as well as training sessions. It is open to participants worldwide. The general topic for the third Symposium is “Small Satellites for Space Research”.
Symposium information and abstract submission: http://cospar.kasi.re.kr/cospar-symposium-2017
Download 3rd COSPAR Symposium 1st Announcement and COSPAR Symposium leaflet.
Abstract submission will open on 7 November,and the deadline is 31 March 2017.