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CL4.18

Understanding, representing and communicating earth system processes in weather and climate
Convener: Laxmi Sushama  | Co-Conveners: Jens H. Christensen , Patrick Samuelsson , Francis Zwiers , John Gyakum , Shawn Marshall , Ramon de Elia 
Orals
 / Tue, 25 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Room 0.14
Posters
 / Attendance Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall X5
Although communicating weather and climate information to users is a long standing discipline of its own, the need for a common user and supplier platform for the provision of concepts, level of scientific understanding and timely as well as robust information has grown quickly in recent years.

This session focuses on developments of the interplay and feedbacks between the scientific community and knowledgeable stakeholders particularly with an interest in cold climate regions. The representation of weather and climate processes are constantly being improved/up-dated in models aiming at both depicting a more physically correct representation of underlying processes as well as providing better and more robust forecasts, predictions and projections for the future.

In this interdisciplinary session hosted by the Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes – CNRCWP, we invite contributions from scientists working in the field of ocean, atmosphere, land surface and cryosphere to discuss past, present and future climate change and variability as represented by models, their implications for society and how these can be best communicated to a knowledgeable but generally non-scientific decision making community.