November 14, 2006
GEWEX Scientific Steering Group 2006 Report
REPORT OF THE EIGHTEENTH SESSION OF THE GEWEX
SCIENTIFIC STEERING GROUP (clicking link opens PDF file)
Dakar, Senegal, 9-13 January 2006
This report summarizes the main developments in GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) during the year 2005 and includes the main items and recommendations from the 18th Session of the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (SSG), which was held in Dakar, Senegal from 9-13 January 2006.
A special session was held on hydro-climatology research in Africa and on the African Monsoon
Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) Project. Dr. Daniel Rosenfeld from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem gave a scientific presentation on his recent research related to the thermodynamic responses to precipitation changes induced by surface and aerosol impacts on cloud processes.
In addition to the annual review of GEWEX activities, this SSG provided an opportunity to review linkages with other WCRP projects, including: the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Project, the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project, and the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE); as well as with other international communities including: the International Geosphere-Biosphere Project (IGBP)/international Land Ecosystem-Atmospheric Processes Study (iLEAPS); the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS); Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations (IGWCO) theme of the
Integrated Global Observing Strategy-Partnership (IGOS-P); The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX); the Global Water System Project (GWSP); the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and the Water And Development Information for Arid Lands-A Global Network (G-WADI); and the Hydrology and Water Resources (HWR) Programme of the World Meteorological Organization.