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27th November 2015
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CliMathNet Conference 2016 – Call for Abstracts | Open User Workshop for the Community Intercomparison Suite (CIS) | Understanding the Paris Climate Summit : Storify summary now available | Subscription Details

CliMathNet Conference 2016 – Call for Abstracts (Back to Top)

5th - 8th July 2016, University of Exeter.

The fourth CliMathNet Conference will be held at the University of Exeter, from 5th to 8th July 2015.

The themes of the conference will aim to provide a forum for mathematics and statistics applied to weather and climate science, and will include:

• The development of novel methodologies to paleoclimates;
• Planetary system modelling;
• Weather and climate forecasting, and;
• Coupled social-environmental systems.

Invited speakers include:

• Andrew Stuart (University of Warwick)
• Geoff Vallis (University of Exeter)
• Hayley Fowler (Newcastle University)
• Klaus Fraedrich (Universität Hamburg)
• Nathan Mayne (University of Exeter)
• Rachel Kuske (University of British Columbia)
• Sofia Olhede (University College London)

Call for Abstracts:

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for talks and / or posters related to the conference themes. Abstracts for oral presentations should be submitted by 1st April 2016; abstracts for posters should be submitted by 15th April 2016. Please ensure that the abstracts are a maximum of 500 words, and if any special characters are to be included, please use LaTeX. Abstracts should be e-mailed to Emma Clarke at [log in to unmask], indicating your preference for an oral presentation or a poster.

Registration – will soon open and details of registration are to be published shortly on the CliMathNet Website.


Open User Workshop for the Community Intercomparison Suite (CIS) (Back to Top)

Friday 15th January 2016, University of Oxford

We are pleased to announce the release of the Community Intercomparison Suite (CIS). CIS is an open source command-line tool for the easy collocation, visualization, analysis, and intercomparison of many diverse gridded and ungridded datasets used in earth system science:

CIS comes with built-in support for a large variety of observational (e.g. MODIS, ESA CCI, CloudSat, CALIOP, AERONET, NCAR-RAF netCDF) and model (netCDF-CF conform data: e.g. CMIP, AEROCOM) datasets. Users can make new datasets accessible for CIS through short pieces of Python code ("plug-ins”). CIS can subset and aggregate your dataset in time and space. It can also collocate it in time and space with any other dataset. CIS can visualize your data in many ways and export to multiple file types. The tool also provides basic statistical analysis and the evaluation of algebraic expressions (on any supported data). Advanced users may be interested in the use of CIS as Python library, e.g. to read in many heterogenous observational datasets from netCDF, HDF or ASCII into a single common data type.

A pre-packaged version of CIS is available for installation using conda for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Please visit for a further description of CIS, installation instructions, full documentation and a community hub – including user forums and a plug-in sharing platform.

Note that Registration is now open for a user workshop on Friday 15th January 2016 at the University of Oxford. This workshop is intended to help potential users learn more about CIS, and how to use it effectively in their day-to-day work. Register at Places are free and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

The Community Intercomparison Suite is a collaborative open-source project led by the Climate Processes Group, Department of Physics, University of Oxford and the UK Centre of Environmental Data Analysis, NERC/STFC.

We are happy to receive general feedback directly but please direct technical questions etc. to the user forum on the webpage.

Philip Stier, Nick Schutgens, Duncan Watson-Parris (Oxford)
Bryan Lawrence, Phil Kershaw (CEDA)


Understanding the Paris Climate Summit : Storify summary now available (Back to Top)

Hopes and expectations for the Paris Protocol meeting, held on 16/11/2015 at the Centre for Mathematical Science, Cambridge. Speakers: Dr. Emily Shuckburgh, Prof. Sir Richard Friend, Prof. John Pyle, Sir David King.

In November 2015, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) was convened in Paris. COP21 represents a crucial conference, which aimed to achieve a new international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions and climate.

The Cambridge Centre for Climate Science (CCfCS) hosted an afternoon of talks on the scientific and political landscape leading up to the 2015 Paris Climate Summit and beyond. Find a storify of each of their talks by following this link:


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