Panel Descriptions

The Phenomena Observations and Synthesis Panel's (POS) mission is to improve understanding of climate variations in the past, present and future, and to develop syntheses of critical climate parameters while sustaining and improving the global climate observing system.

The Predictability, Predictions and Applications Interface Panel's (PPAI) mission is to foster improved practices in the provision, validation and uses of climate information and forecasts through coordinated participation within the U.S. and international climate science and applications communities.

The Process Study and Model Improvement Panel's (PSMI) mission is to reduce uncertainties in the general circulation models used for climate variability prediction and climate change projections through an improved understanding and representation of the physical processes governing climate and its variation.