Dr Anna Pirani

Job title: 
ICPO Deputy Director
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Coordination of:

CLIVAR Research Foci:

  • Decadal variability and predictability of ocean and climate
  • Attribution and prediction of climate extremes
  • Regional sea level rise

Contact for CLIVAR Endorsed Projects:

  • African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA)
  • Climate of the 20th Century International Project (C20C+)

Contact Details:

Earth System Physics
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste

Email: anna.pirani"@"noc.soton.ac.uk

Relevant Publications

Danabasoglu, G. et al., 2014: North Atlantic simulations in Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments phase II (CORE-II). Part I: Mean states. Ocean Modelling, 73, 76-107, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.10.005.

Clement, A., B. Kirtman and A. Pirani, 2011: Climate Literacy as a Foundation for Progress in Predicting and Adapting to the Climate of the Coming Decades, BAMS, 92, 633–635.

Griffies, S. M., et al., 2010: Problems and Prospects in Large-Scale Ocean Circulation Models, Proceedings of the OceanObs’09 Conference: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Volume 2, Eds. J. Hall and D.E. Harrison and D. Stammer, ESA Publication WPP-306.

D. Legler and A. Pirani, 2009: WCRP Drought Interest Group (DIG) Coordinates Drought Research for Better Prediction of Regional Drought, CLIVAR Exchanges, 51, 4-3.

Griffies, S. M., et al., 2009: Sampling Physical Ocean Fields in WCRP CMIP5 Simulations, WCRP Informal Report No. 3/2009, ICPO Publication Series No.137

Griffies, S. M. et al., 2009: Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments (COREs). Ocean Modelling, 26, 1–46.

B. Kirtman and A. Pirani, 2009: The State of the Art of Seasonal Prediction Outcomes and Recommendations from the First World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Workshop on Seasonal Prediction, BAMS, DOI: 10.1175/2008BAMS2707.1

B. Kirtman and A. Pirani, 2008: WCRP Position Paper on Seasonal Prediction, WCRP Informal Report No. 3/2008, ICPO Publication No. 127



Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM)

Report of the 16th WGCM Session - September 2012, Hamburg, Germany
Report of the 14th WGCM Session - October 2010, Exeter, UK
Report of the 13th WGCM Session - September 2009, San Francisco, USA.
Report of the 12th WGCM Session - September 2008, Paris, France.
Report of the 11th WGCM Session - September 2007, Hamburg, Germany.

WCRP/CLIVAR Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM): Overview and Contribution to the WCRP Crosscut on Anthropogenic Climate Change - 2009

Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction (WGSIP)

Report of the 13th WGSIP Session - July 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Report of the 12th WGSIP Session - January 2009, Miami, USA
Report of the 11th WGSIP Session - June 2007, Barcelona, Spain

Working Group on Ocean Model Development (WGOMD)

Report of the 10th WGOMD Session - January 2011, Venice, Italy
Report of the 9th WGOMD Session - September 2010, Boulder, USA
Report of the 8th WGOMD Session - April 2009, Exeter, UK
Report of the 7th WGOMD Session - August 2007, Bergen, Norway

CLIVAR/CCl/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)

Report of the 4th ETCCDI Session - February 2011, Victoria, Canada

WCRP Task Force of Regional Climate Downscaling (TFRCD)

Report of WCRP TFRCD Meeting - June 2010 - Lille, France
Report of the WCRP Workshop on Regional Climate:Facilitating the Production of Climate Information and its Use in Impact and Adaptation Work - June 2010, Lille, France


CLIVAR Exchanges

Sea Level Rise, Ocean/Ice Interactions and Ice Sheets, CLIVAR Exchanges Special Issue, Vol. 62, August 2013.
The WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project - Phase 5 (CMIP5) - CLIVAR Exchanges Special Issue, No. 56, Vol 16, 32pp, 2011.
Furthering the Science of Ocean Climate Modelling - CLIVAR Exchanges Special Issue, No. 44, Vol 13, 40pp, 2008.
Seasonal Prediction - CLIVAR Exchanges Special Issue, No. 43, Vol. 12, 40pp, 2007.
Ocean Model Development and Assessment - CLIVAR Exchanges Special Issue, No. 42, Vol. 12, 28pp, 2007.


CLIVAR Community Webpages

Repository for Evaluating Ocean Simulations (REOS)
Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiements (CORE)
Climate-system Historical Forecast Project (CHFP)


WCRP Webpages

WCRP Decadal Prediction
WCRP Extremes in a Changing Climate
WCRP Drought Interest Group (DIG)