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SCAR Report 31 - 2007 December - WCRP/CliC Global Prediction of the Cryosphere (GPC) Project Workshop Report

WCRP/CliC Global Prediction of the Cryosphere (GPC) Project Workshop Report

December 2007

8-9 October 2007, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

Introduction

Global Prediction of the Cryosphere (GPC) is one of the four themes of the CliC project and has the goal of improving the model projections of the global cryosphere over the 21st century. While each of the other three CliC themes has some elements of cryospheric prediction, GPC is closely linked to the climate modelling and meteorological communities, and has a strong focus on the atmospheric and oceanic forcings of the cryosphere.

This workshop was organised to bring together experts in various aspects of the global cryosphere with the goals of:

  • reviewing our ability to predict the evolution of the cryosphere over the 21st century at the global scale;
  • identifying gaps in our current understanding;
  • proposing research activities in the framework of CliC.

The meeting consisted of short invited presentations on the different components of the cryosphere, followed by extensive discussion. John Turner described the functions of WCRP and its various projects and other activities, along with the goals of CliC.