💡 WWRP/WCRP Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) Phase 2 Final Report

From the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) (Phase 2) has ignited the scientific community to advance predictive capabilities from time scales of two weeks out to seasons. This represents a forefront of technology and intellectual pursuit; predictability derived from the atmosphere declines, and it is the other components of the Earth system that begin contributing to predictive skill, and in ways that require us to think about all components together.

The success of this project is due in great part to the strong collaboration between the WWRP and WCRP for better knowledge of the drivers, variability and predictability in this timescale that bridges the gap between weather forecasts and near-term climate predictions. As we already experience a rapidly changing climate landscape, understanding and anticipating impacts in short timescales, like sub-seasonal and seasonal, has never been more critical.

Both WWRP and WCRP would like to express their gratitude to the research colleagues who have dedicated their time and expertise to bring the S2S project to a successful closure. Their commitment to advancing our understanding on the sub-seasonal to seasonal timescale is a testament to the power of collaborative science.

The Final Report on the WWRP/WCRP Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) Phase 2 can be accessed here.