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Variations 2014 Fall Edition

Variations fall edition

The 2014 fall edition of Variations examines the applications of US CLIVAR science for management and decision-making. Contributing authors provide insights about bridging the gap of climate science communication, information needs for management agencies and organizations, and opportunities for scientists to work with intermediaries of the climate service community.

Save the date! RAPID/US AMOC International Science Meeting

Launch of AMOC observing system

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. Abstracts and registration opens in early 2015, and interested parties can register to recieve email updates on the website

2014 US AMOC Science Team Meeting Highlights

Evening plenary session

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. 

US Repeat Hydrography CO2/Tracer Program Accomplishments Report

Cover image of ice breaker GO-SHIP

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 Sessions and Events Relevant to CLIVAR

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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. 

2013 US AMOC Annual Report on Progress and Priorities

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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.

New US CLIVAR Science Plan

cover of US CLIVAR Science Plan

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.