Recommendations for Future Research Priorities for Climate Modeling and Climate Services

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Hewitt, C. D., Guglielmo, F., Joussaume, S., Bessembinder, J., Christel, I., Doblas-Reyes, F. J., Djurdjevic, V., Garrett, N., Kjellstrom, E., Krzic, A., Costa, M. Manez and St. Clair, A. L.. 2021. "Recommendations for Future Research Priorities for Climate Modeling and Climate Services." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 102 (3), pp. E578 -E588. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0103.1
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Recommendations for Future Research Priorities for Climate Modeling and Climate Services

ERA Journal ID1961
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHewitt, C. D. (Author), Guglielmo, F. (Author), Joussaume, S. (Author), Bessembinder, J. (Author), Christel, I. (Author), Doblas-Reyes, F. J. (Author), Djurdjevic, V. (Author), Garrett, N. (Author), Kjellstrom, E. (Author), Krzic, A. (Author), Costa, M. Manez (Author) and St. Clair, A. L. (Author)
Journal TitleBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Journal Citation102 (3), pp. E578 -E588
Number of Pages11
Year2021
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN0003-0007
1520-0477
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0103.1
Web Address (URL)https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/bams/102/3/BAMS-D-20-0103.1.xml
Abstract

Climate observations, research, and models are used extensively to help understand key processes underlying changes to the climate on a range of time scales from months to decades, and to investigate and describe possible longer-term future climates. The knowledge generated serves as a scientific basis for climate services that are provided with the aim of tailoring information for decision-makers and policy-makers. Climate models and climate services are crucial elements for supporting policy and other societal actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and for making society better prepared and more resilient to climate-related risks. We present recommendations for future research topics for climate modeling and for climate services. These recommendations were produced by a group of experts in climate modeling and climate services, selected based on their individual leadership roles or participation in international activities. The recommendations were reached through extensive analysis, consideration and discussion of current and desired research capabilities, and wider engagement and refinement of the recommendations was achieved through a targeted workshop of initial recommendations and an open meeting at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly. The findings emphasize how research and innovation activities in the fields of climate modeling and climate services can contribute to improving climate knowledge and information with saliency for users in order to enhance capacity to transition to a sustainable and resilient society. The findings are relevant worldwide but are deliberately intended to influence the European Commission’s next major multi-annual framework program of research and innovation over the period 2021–27.

KeywordsClimate change; Climate prediction; Climate variability; Climate prediction; Climate models
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020370299. Climate change science not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom
Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, France
Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute, Netherlands
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Met Office, United Kingdom
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden
Republic Hydrometeorological Institute of Serbia, Serbia
Climate Service Center Germany, Germany
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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