The September meeting of the US AMOC Science Team brought together over 80 researchers to Seattle Washington to share the latest scientific results in observing, modeling, and understanding the AMOC and it's impacts. A summary of meeting highlights and indvidual presentations are now online and available to download.
The 2014 summer edition of Variations examines the predictability of Arctic climate variability and the impacts of a warming climate. Contributing authors provide insights from sea ice predictions to weather patterns to linkages with lower latitudes, which sheds light on the relationship between a changing Arctic with the rest of the globe.
The US Repeat Hydrography CO2/Tracer Program, having recently completed a decade of full-depth surveys of the world’s ocean basins, has compiled a report summarizing programmatic and scientific achievements. As a contributor to the international Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP), the US program has advanced understanding of the role of the ocean in climate change, carbon cycling, and biogeochemical responses. The report highlights key scientific discoveries and presents future science and monitoring objectives.
AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 15 - 19. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions, town halls, and workshops that are relevant to the community. Organized according to the Science Plan research challenges and core science topics, this list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to help the community digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events.
Now available online is the sixth annual report for the US AMOC Science Team. This report features progress made in the past year on the main objectives of the program, identifies any programmatic gaps, and makes recommendations on near-term research priorities for the program. Findings and recommendations from an external review process conducted in 2012-2013 and highlights from the US AMOC/UK Rapid international meeting are also featured.
The new US CLIVAR Science Plan is now available outlining the research goals and strategies for the next 15 years of the program. Specifically, the Plan is intended to: 1) update the goals and priorities of US CLIVAR based on achievements to date; 2) articulate the expansion of core research to target specific research challenges; 3) emphasize strengthened ties to the broader Earth Sciences community and relevance to societal impacts; 4) bolster research funding commitments by US agencies to achieve their mission objectives; and 5) articulate the envisioned collaborations with other US and international research programs.