Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) - Southern Hemisphere

News/Meetings on YOPP-SH: (Lastest update on 2017/09/25)

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Enable a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.

The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is one of the key elements of the Polar Prediction Project. YOPP is scheduled to take place from mid-2017 to mid-2019.

YOPP will

  • cover an extended period of coordinated intensive observational and modelling activities in order to improve polar prediction capabilities on a wide range of time scales in both polar regions.

  • strongly engage in forecast-stakeholder interaction, verification and a strong educational component.

  • foster relationships with partners, provide common focussed objectives, and be held over a bit more than a one-year period in association with a field campaign providing additional observations.

  • coincide with, support, and draw on other related planned activities for polar regions.

  • be implemented in three different stages: a preparation phase (2013-2017), YOPP itself (mid-2017 - mid-2019), and a consolidation phase (2019-2022).

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    For Southern Hemisphere:

  • Antarctic Meteorology and Snow Research: from Process Understanding to Improved Predictions (ASPIRE)
  • ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE)
  • GEO Cold Regions Initiative (GEO CRI): Information Services for Cold Regions
  • TRaceability and Improvement of Meteorological Measurements during YOPP intEnsive peRiods, to better investigate ABL characteristics and coupling processes in coastal Antarctica (TRIMMER)
  • Lower tropospheric Ozone Profiles over Antarctic Plateau (LOPAP)
  • RADiative Impact of ANtarctic Clouds Experiment (RADIANCE)
  • Precipitation Impact on the Regional ANtarctic Accumulation (PIRANhA)
  • Surface-Atmosphere Mass and Energy Exchanges at a Coastal Antarctic site (SAMEECA)
  • SpeCtral Reflectance over the Antarctic Plateau (SCRAP)
  • Southern Ocean Aerosol Clouds And ice Processes Experiment (SEASCAPE)
  • Southern Ocean Clouds Radiation Aerosol Transport Experimental Study (SOCRATES)
  • Influence of small-scale processes on the dynamics of the coupled atmosphere-cryosphere-ocean system on daily to seasonal timescales in the region of Adélie Land, Antarctica (AdelieHRM)
  • Additional upper air soundings from Neumayer and RV Polarstern (AWImet-SH)
  • Activities of Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE)
  • Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition: Study of Pre-industrial-like Aerosol Climate Effects (ACE-SPACE)
  • The offshore air mass journey and interaction with the Ross Sea surfaces: A process-based investigation of regional climate influenced by mesocyclones (RSR-Mesocyclones)
  • Water Budget over the Dome C Stataion (H2O-DC)
  • Multidisciplinary Ice-based Distributed Observatory (MIDO)
  • The Antarctic Clouds and Radiation Experiments (ACRE)
  • International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) and International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB) (IABP/IPAB)
  • Antarctic Precipitation, Remote Sensing from Surface and Space (APRES3)
  • Italian Antarctic Meteo-Climatological Observatory at MZS, Victoria Land and at Concordia (IAMCO-YOPP)
  • Understanding Sea Ice: Mechanisms, Uncertainties and Climate ImplicationS (SIMU-CIS)
  • Measurements of Aerosols Radiation and CloUds over the Southern Oceans (MARCUS)
  • Polar Ocean Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (PORA-IP)

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