An open, US CLIVAR-sponsored workshop called Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models will be held October 15-16, 2015 at NOAA GFDL in Princeton, NJ. The purpose of the workshop is to assess the current understanding of physical processes, which could lead to significant climate and weather prediction model improvements on a 5-year timescale. Application and abstract submissions are due August 3.
The slowdown in the rate of global mean surface temperature warming over the past 15 years or so has arguably led to one of the most contentious debates in the climate community. In fact, some argue there is no "hiatus." The latest edition of the newsletter, Understanding the Earth's Climate Warming Hiatus: Putting the pieces together, features six articles providing various perspectives on the controversial topic.
The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held from February 21-26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions that are relevant to the community. Consider submitting an abstract by September 23.
The annual theme for the upcoming AMS Annual Meeting is Earth System Science in Service to Society. A number of sessions are relevant to the US CLIVAR community such as those in the 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change. Abstracts are due August 3.
AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 14 - 18. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions that are relevant to the community. Consider submitting an abstract by the August 5 deadline.
Leading up to the 2015 Summit, US CLIVAR Working Groups and the US AMOC Science Team are presenting on their efforts to advance the science. The archived videos and slides of the three webinars that have been hosted, so far, can be viewed online: Extremes Working Group, Eastern Tropical Oceans Synthesis Working Group, and Arctic Change and Possible Influence on Mid-Latitude Weather and Climate Working Group.
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The 2015 US CLIVAR Summit will held August 4-6 in Tucson, Arizona. The Summit will bring together the members of the Scientific Steering Committee and its three implementation Panels, agency managers, and invited speakers to review progress, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to advance US CLIVAR goals under the direction of the Science Plan. The meeting will have two special sessions, one on the warming haitus and the other on forecasting ENSO. (Please note this is an invite only meeting.)