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Stay connected with US CLIVAR by signing-up to receive communications from us. We send out monthly Newsgrams that contain news and community announcements, upcoming deadlines for meetings and workshops, and job and funding opportunities. We also send quartly newsletter, Variations, which profiles interesting science questions and researchers from the community - like our last edition on ENSO prediction and predictability. Our mailing list will also keep you informed on time-sensitive matters like calls for workshops and Panel members.
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.)
Now available online is the seventh 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 programmatic gaps, and makes recommendations on near and long-term research priorities and goals for the program. Over 50 research projects are featured in the report. Furthermore, the report lists action items for each Task Team to address, which are based upon the discussions at the 2014 Annual Science Team meeting in Seattle.
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.
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.