Feb 2, 2024

CMIP7 Data Request: Call for Ocean and Sea-Ice theme paper co-authors

Deadline: 1 March 2024, 12:00 UTC

The CMIP Data Request Task Team are seeking to work with community representative leads in the Ocean & Sea-Ice theme, and engage with the wider ocean and sea-ice science communities. This work is one of a set of realm papers which will develop a collection of harmonised variables and to use them to create the ocean and sea-ice component of the harmonised CMIP7 Data Request. Authors and reviewers are now being sought for the Ocean & Sea-Ice theme paper.

The aim is to facilitate the creation of a controlled list of high priority variables that serve the majority of user needs in the Ocean & Sea-Ice theme and to create a harmonised set of MIP data requests which balance scientific demand for data against modelling centre and infrastructure capacity. We are seeking to ensure that those performing physical ocean and sea-ice analysis have the appropriate data available in the CMIP7 archive. It is particularly important that authors consider the balance between demand for data volumes and appropriate use of modelling and infrastructure resources to supply data, while enabling ocean and sea-ice model data users. 

MIPs making significant use of ocean data are encouraged to participate. This process for developing the harmonised CMIP7 data request is designed to enable a more transparent and effective approach to variable prioritisation. In addition to our interest in the types of variables required, we would like to hear from the communities about the analyses and workflows that the variables will support, the data quality required, and the experiments and time periods for which data should be archived.

The initial focus will be on requirements linked to the IPCC 7th Assessment Cycles. In order to achieve effective engagement with the highly diverse collection of communities targeted by this activity, we are particularly interested in authors who have experience working across multiple communities (in a science, technical or facilitation role).

Ocean biogeochemistry is out-of-scope for this theme paper, and will be included in the Earth System theme paper.

Representatives of modelling centres are welcome to put forward author applications.  The Author teams will be running open meetings and other engagement initiatives with modelling centres during this process.

Representatives wishing to submit an expression of interest to be an author/reviewer should do so here (open link).

Organisations involved

The Ocean & Sea-Ice theme paper is a collaboration between the following organisations:

We look forward to welcoming collaboration with members of:

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