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March C2SM Newsletter published

The first C2SM Newsletter of the year 2017 has been published presenting itself in a new look.   Read more 


Werkstattgespräch: Vision «Null»

Unser Wetter im Jahr 2100: Hören Sie eine Wetterprognose aus der Zukunft. Mit Reto Knutti, Professor für Klimaphysik und Delegierter Nachhaltigkeit.  Read more 


MeteoSwiss and CSCS win Swiss ICT award 2016

This year’s award of the Swiss Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goes to the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre CSCS for the development of new software and hardware: the high-resolution weather forecast model COSMO-1 and the ensemble system COSMO-E of MeteoSwiss running on a hybrid machine Piz Kesch at CSCS. Read more 


Am Anfang war die Vorhersage

Oft treten Klimaphänomene scheinbar unerwartet auf und werden erst später erklärt. Dass Starkniederschläge mit steigender CO2 -Konzentration zunehmen werden, haben Forscher hingegen schon vor Jahrzehnten mit Modellen vorhergesagt und erst jetzt flächendeckend nachgewiesen. Erich Fischer vom IAC schreibt darüber im Zukunfstblog der ETH. Read more 


The October C2SM newsletter is out

For up-to-date information on what your C2SM colleagues are involved in, upcoming events, and recent publications and contributions, read our new fall edition.    Read more 


16th Swiss Climate Summer School "High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections", 3 – 8 September 2017. Selection of applicants is completed. Registration is open. more


Research projects under the umbrella of C2SM investigate the climate system and its components at various spatio-temporal scales.


C2SM provides support in several aspects, including climate modeling, scientific visualization, climate data, and activities related to outreach and education.

Recently we have created an animation highlighting the effect of soil-mosture feeback on global warming.

Effect of soil moisture feedback
The animation shows the increasing annual maximum temperature (compared to the mean over the 1951-1970 time period) with and without soil moisture feedbacks. First the evolution is shown at the global scale, then at the regional scale for Central Europe. [Based on Seneviratne et al. 2013, GRL and Vogel et al. 2017, GRL]. (click on the image to watch the animation on Vimeo)


C2SM contributes to the organisation of summer schools and master programs, and provides technical training in areas related to climate modeling and data.

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