Workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6

This meeting was a combination of analysis of results from CMIP5 and looking forward to planning CMIP6, spanning all the range of CMIP activities, from sea ice to land use. It had a format I haven’t seen before, with each presenter having both a poster and a one minute ‘advertisement’ talk at the beginning for the two …

Statistical methods for understanding and reducing uncertainty in process-based models of the Earth system

This meeting on statistical methods was fully booked (90 odd delegates) and justifiably so. Lots of great speakers who did alternating theoretical and practical talks with plenty of time for questions. Lots of useful tools/datasets were suggested, including: the uncertweb elicitation tool from Lucy Bastin (project leader Dan pointed to other software they developed, which may or …

Royal Society: Next Steps in Climate Science

The IPCC working group I report and the Summary for Policy Makers report have just been published. Apropos of that, the Royal Society is looking forward to the new climate challenges. But inevitably there was a strong element of summarising what is in the 14k word SMP and some of the chapters of the 2000 …

Geoengineering at Bristol workshop

Today’s workshop (I seem to be going to quite a few at the moment!) was on Geoengineering at Bristol – to present current research and get to know everyone who is doing research on geoengineering at Bristol. It was funded by the Cabot Institute and organised by Pete Irvine. Some of the interesting questions and …