Recommendations for Future Research Priorities for Climate Modeling and Climate Services

Hewitt, C. D. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4718-4009 and Guglielmo, F. and Joussaume, S. and Bessembinder, J. and Christel, I. and Doblas-Reyes, F. J. and Djurdjevic, V. and Garrett, N. and Kjellstrom, E. and Krzic, A. and 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). E578 -E588. ISSN 0003-0007


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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 05:13
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 04:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change; Climate prediction; Climate variability; Climate prediction; Climate models
Fields of Research (2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3702 Climate change science > 370299 Climate change science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0103.1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41969

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