Recent WMO CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM ETCCDI Workshops

  • Exploring changes in South East Asia temperature and precipitation extreme indices, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, December 3-7, 2007. This workshop had 17 participants from 11 countries acroess the southeast Asian region. A workshop report can be found here .

  • Exploring changes in Central African temeprature and precipitation extreme indices, 23-27 April 2007 Brazzaville, Congo. This workshop had participants Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sao Tome & Principe. A group photo can be found here .

    Workshops

    CCl/CLIVAR Indices Workshops

    Regional workshops, that are modelled after the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) Indices and Indicators Workshops, are important activities of the ETCCDI and its predecessors. The general goals of the workshops include:

  • Derive indices from daily data, especially measures of changes in extremes
  • Fill in blank data areas in "global" analysis of climate indices
  • Increase confidence in local analyses by placing these analyses in a larger, regional context that includes results from neighbouring stations and countries.
  • Increase regional research synergies by sharing insights and improve analyses between neighbouring countries
  • Foster greater appreciation for data and data archeology
  • Specific goals for each workshop include producing a peer-reviewed journal article on analysis of climate change for the giving region, and making available the data and indices in the analysis.

    Tom Peterson provided detailed account of past workshops which are making a clear contribution to our understanding of how climate extremes are changing around the world. In addition to the indepth peer-reviewed regional papers (e.g. Aguilar et al 2005, Easterling et al 2003, Haylock et al 2006, Klein Tank et al 2006, New et al 2006, Peterson et al 2002, Vincent et al 2005, Zhang et al 2005), the indices analyzed at the workshops have contributed to a global paper and are contributing significantly to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Last updated 2013-11-17