The provision of accurate projections of future climate at regional scales, including changes in the hydrological cycle and the frequency and intensity of extreme events, is crucial for society. Yet, large uncertainties remain in current climate change scenarios. The main objective of the climate and meteorology community network is thus to improve the understanding of the climate and weather systems, and to sharpen the predictive capability on time scales from days to millennia. Several areas are currently investigated including, the water cycle and clouds, aerosols and atmospheric chemistry, and the interactions and feedbacks within the climate system, in particular in terms of atmosphere-ocean coupling and land-atmopshere coupling.
Additional groups from Swiss research institutions in this field are welcome to join this network. Please contact the network PI.