Welcome to the US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

Call for US CLIVAR-sponsored workshops

Extremes workshop group photo

Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR-sponsored workshops. The call for submissions is open to the US climate science community. Sponsored annually, open community workshops are used to coordinate, develop, plan, and implement new or focused activities for the benefit of the scientific community and relevant to the goals of US CLIVAR. Full details can be viewed in the request. Deadline for submissions is April 8.  

New Research Highlights Section on Website

Hurricane tracks

A new section has been launched on the website to feature US CLIVAR-related research, with an emphasis on recent and interesting findings. The purpose is to help share these findings with the broader scientific community. Scientists are encouraged to submit a highlight and guidelines have been developed to provide more information about the format and who can submit. 

Variations 2015 Winter Edition

Variations winter edition

The 2015 winter edition of Variations examines ENSO observing system, predictability, and predictions. How has the prediction of ENSO and our understanding of variability improved? What does an observing system for ENSO look like for the future? The authors of this edition explore these questions and others. 

National Academies releases decadal survey of ocean sciences

Ocean and clouds

Eight science priorities have been identified by the National Academy of Sciences “to identify areas of strategic investment with the highest potential payoff” for the next decade. Such priorities include sea level rise, processes that contribute to climate variability, and the role of biodiversity, to name a few. Ultimately these priorities have broad societal relevance and will help shape investments in ocean-related infrastructure. 

US CLIVAR Brochure on Progress and Opportunities

Front cover image for brochure

US CLIVAR has developed a new brochure to accompany the Science Plan, which highlights key program achievements, opportunities and research challenges for the future, and societal impacts. This 8-page document is geared for a more generalist perspective and provides an overview of the program. Both the brochure and Science Plan can be downloaded here

Attend the RAPID/US AMOC International Science Meeting

deploying an instrument to measure AMOC

The UK RAPID and US AMOC programs will be hosting a joint international science meeting on July 21-24, 2015 in Bristol, UK called, Towards a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation via observation, modelling, and synthesis. The goal of the meeting is improve the understanding of AMOC and its impacts on weather, climate, and ecosystems, in the past, present, and future. Abstract submissions are due April 27.