5th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models

June 19-23, 2017, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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The WCRP-JSC/CAS Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) is organizing a workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models, to be hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in Montreal during 19-23 June 2017.

The principal goal of the workshop is to increase understanding of the nature and cause of errors in models used for weather and climate prediction, including intra-seasonal to inter-annual scales. Of special interest will be studies that consider errors found in multiple models and errors which are present across timescales. Diagnostics and metrics to identify and characterize systematic errors are welcomed.

Considering recent reports from WGNE members, affiliated centres and groups, WGNE has identified some processes that models currently fail to represent accurately. The workshop is therefore organized around the following themes:

*Note that theTeleconnections theme includes a sub-session on the Year of Tropics-Midlatitude Interactions and Teleconnections (YTMIT) organized in collaboration with the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Project

Work looking at model errors in the areas above is welcomed, although this list is not exhaustive.

Note: The format of the workshop will be similar to the previous one:

following a review by the workshop science committee.

Important dates:

The registration fee will be Can$ 200.

Questions can be addressed to: ayrton.zadra@canada.ca.

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