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WCRP Core Projects

CliC's main sponsor is the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), whose mission is to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society. As part of this mission WCRP supports 4 core projects including CliC. Below is more information about the other core projects.

Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
clivarnewCLIVAR is the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) project that addresses Climate Variability and Predictability, with a particular focus on the role of ocean-atmosphere interactions in climate. CLIVAR’s mission is to observe, simulate and predict changes in Earth’s climate system, with a focus on ocean-atmosphere interactions, enabling better understanding of climate variability, predictability and change, to the benefit of society and the environment in which we live. CLIVAR works closely with its companion WCRP projects, such as CliC, on issues such as the role of the land surface, snow and ice and the role of stratospheric processes in climate.

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Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX)
GEWEX currently leads WCRP’s studies of the dynamics and thermodynamics of the atmosphere, the atmosphere’s interactions with the Earth’s surface (especially over land), and the global water cycle. The goal of GEWEX is to reproduce and predict, by means of suitable models, the variations of the global hydrological regime, its impact on atmospheric and surface dynamics, and variations in regional hydrological processes and water resources and their response to changes in the environment, such as the increase in greenhouse gases.

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Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)
sparc newSPARC is the core project of WCRP which coordinates international efforts to bring knowledge of the stratosphere-troposphere to bear on relevant issues in climate variability and prediction. SPARC themes and activities address areas of societal concern such as climate variability and change, ozone, atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, and polar process. SPARC and CliC work together on several initiatives such as Polar Predictability.

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