New research shows that even the longest and highest-quality tide gauge data may underestimate the amount of global average sea level rise that occurred during the 20th century, due to their limited location.
AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 12 - 16. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions that are relevant to the community. Organized according to core science topics and research challenges, the list of sessions is not intended to be exhaustive, but to help the community digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events.
The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels beginning in 2017. Panel members formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and work with agencies and international partners to advance the progress of the climate research community. Nominations or self-nominations are due December 2, 2016.
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has a profound impact on the climate system. But how AMOC has behaved in the past and how it will evolve in the future could be better addressed with longer observational records. Natural archives – such as marine sediments, ice cores, cave deposits, and biogenic calcium carbonate – of Earth’s past may provide a way forward without having to wait multiple decades or centuries for the observational record to become long enough.
The US AMOC Science Team releases its eighth progress report, since the inception of the program in 2008. The purpose of this report is to summarize progress on the main objectives of the program, identify any new programmatic gaps, and provide updates on both near-term and long-term research priorities, action items, and objectives for the program since the 2014 report.
The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties. The "Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts" conference will be held July 10-14, 2017 at The Earth Institute/Columbia University in New York.