The AntClimnow group (Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System) is a Programme Planning Group (PPG), which is working to develop one of the next generation of SCAR's flagship Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs).
AntClimnow aims to answer fundamental science questions (as identified by the SCAR Horizon Scan), relating to Antarctic Climate variability. They aim to take a regional approach to observing and modelling the Antarctica environment, taking an integrated approach that will consider the Antarctic as a whole.
The proposed SRP will investigate prediction of near-term conditions in the Antarctic climate system on timescales of years to decades. These time scales are highly relevant across multiple disciplines and to a range of key stakeholders whilst aligning strongly with scientific priorities identified as part of the SCAR Horizon Scan. Initial Chief Officers are Tom Bracegirdle (UK) and David Bromwich (USA). The proposed initial core membership is shown in the Appendix and currently includes 18 members from 7 countries, representing the physical sciences and biological sciences. Their range of expertise comprises atmosphere, ocean, ice, chemistry and biology.