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A new video highlights the work of the international program Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP).

YOPP is an international program to Improve environmental prediction for the polar regions. The Southern Hemisphere effort dealing with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, that is a key region for the global climate system, is called YOPP-SH. 24 stations released extra radiosondes during the 2022 winter special observing period (SOP).

The YOPP Southern Hemisphere efforts are being coordinated by David Bromwich, SCAR’s former Chief Officer for the Physical Sciences Group and thus are closely tied to many of SCAR’s efforts.

YOPP: Year of Polar Prediction from Byrd Center - Ohio State on Vimeo.

Countries Participating in YOPP-SH: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

The Ohio State University, SCAR: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, NCAR, National Science Foundation (NSF), WWRP: World Weather Research Programme, World Meteorological Organization

Executive Produced by Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Produced by: Jason Cervenec, David Bromwich, Pamela I Theodotou
Direction and Editing: Pamela I Theodotou
Video footage provided by individual station groups.
Details and maps provided by Mariana Fontolan Litell.