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Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimnow)

AntClimnow (Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System) is one of SCAR's new flagship Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs). 

AntClimnow aims to answer fundamental science questions (as identified by the SCAR Horizon Scan), relating to Antarctic Climate variability. The programme aims to take a regional approach to observing and modelling the Antarctica environment, but taking an integrated approach that will consider the Antarctic as a whole.

The SRP will investigate prediction of near-term conditions in the Antarctic climate system on timescales of years to decades. These time scales are highly relevant across multiple disciplines and to a range of key stakeholders, whilst aligning strongly with scientific priorities identified as part of the SCAR Horizon Scan. Membership of the group is from a range of countries, representing the physical sciences and biological sciences. The breadth of expertise comprises atmosphere, ocean, ice, chemistry and biology.