GCOS GOOS WCRP/OOPC IX/3
Group on Surface Fluxes. He highlighted a need for CLIVAR to support further development
of ocean reanalyses, for GEWEX to establish the WCRP wide precipitation panel, for
WGNE and WGCM to address convection schemes in atmospheric models, systematic
errors, operational fluxes. He indicated that adequate description of model initial state in
terms of statistical moments and knowledge of essential climate variable probability densities
from observations are relevant problems for the OOPC.