YOPP Southern Hemisphere

To further YOPP planning and activities for the Southern Hemisphere a dedicated subcommittee and webpage have been set up.

The subcommittee is led by PPP Steering group member David Bromwich, Polar Meteorology Group, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center in Columbus, OH, USA. For more information, please also visit their website.

YOPP-SH Meeting #3

During the third YOPP-SH meeting, project investigators and representatives of national agencies active in Antarctica will provide updates on preparations and the status of planning with regards to the Special Observing Period (SOP) in the Southern Hemisphere to be launched in late 2018. Enhanced extra routine observations on land but also ship- and airborne by e.g., radiosondes, buoys, automatic weather stations will significantly contribute to improve predictive skill in the Southern Hemisphere high latitudes. The Special Observing Period in the Antarctica takes place during the next austral summer season from 16 November 2018 to 15 February 2019.The meeting will be hosted by the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center and Automatic Weather Stations Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information on the AMC Workshop, please see here. Information on registration for the YOPP-SH workshop will follow soon. Any questions are welcome to be sent to Dave Bromwich bromwich@polarmet1.mps.ohio-state.edu and the YOPP International Coordination Office office@polarprediction.net.

YOPP-SH Meeting #2

The second meeting for the YOPP community of the Southern Hemisphere took place from the 28 to the 29 June 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Discussed were matters of observations, modelling and how to proceed during the upcoming Special Observing Periods. Read the report here.

YOPP-SH Meeting #1

The first Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Planning Meeting took place on 6 June 2016 as part of the Polar Weather and Climate Week hosted by the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, US (more information). A report on the meeting including the different nation's contributions to YOPP-SH can be downloaded here (pdf).

YOPP Southern Hemisphere

YOPP-SH Mailing List

To facilitate communication within the YOPP-SH community, a mailing list has been set up. News that are relevant to the YOPP-SH community will be spread via yopp-sh-mailinglist@lists.swrepo1.awi.de. To subscribe/unsubscribe, please send an e-mail to