Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

U (Union) » Union

[U-07] Future Earth-GRPs integration for global environmental research

Sun. May 20, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Reiichiro Ishii(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Tetsuzo Yasunari(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Makoto Taniguchi(総合地球環境学研究所, 共同), Hein Mallee(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chairperson:Ishii Reiichiro

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

[U07-08] Activity and movement of WCRP ”Climate and Cryosphere” (CliC)

★Invited Papers

*Hiroyuki Enomoto1 (1.National Institute of Polar Research)

Keywords:Cryosphere, Climate, CliC

This presentation introduces WCRP core project "Climate and Cryosphere" (CliC).
WCRP Core Project: Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) strengthen discussions on the role of cryosphere in the Earth's Climate. “Cryosphere” covers sea ice, ice on lakes and rivers, snow, glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets, icebergs and frozen ground including permafrost. Arctic and Antarctic, high-elevation areas.
1. Role of cryosphere in the earth climate system
2. Global and regional climate indicators
3. Understanding of physic-chemical processes and indication in the earth system model
4. Improvement of cryospheric prediction in the climate change
WCRP has 7 Grand Challenge, and CliC is leadingMelting Ice and Global Consequences. CliC determined Action Plan 2017-2021 and implements it, especially “Role in many socioeconomic issues such as water supply, transportation, food production, built infrastructure, tourism and recreation.”

Currently, Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (PCPI) works for seasonal and long-term prediction of Arctic and high latitude cryosphere. PCPI has the direction of cooperation with stakeholder which FE is strongly endorsing. WMO/World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), Polar Prediction Project (PPP) are enhanced activities. YOPP (2017-2019) is on-going project, and MOSiC (2019-2020) is prepared for year-around project in the Arctic. These projects are aiming to connect natural science to socio, economic connections.