US CLIVAR is a national research program with a mission to foster understanding and prediction of climate variability and change on intraseasonal-to-centennial timescales, through observations and modeling with emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other elements of the Earth system, and to serve the climate community and society through the coordination and facilitation of research on outstanding climate questions.
The ocean plays a key role in providing a major long-term "memory" for the climate system, generating or enhancing variability on a range of climatic timescales. Understanding the ocean's role in climate variability is therefore crucial for quantifying and harnessing the predictability inherent to the Earth system. US CLIVAR-led research has played a substantial role in advancing understanding of, and skill in predicting climate variability and change.
Climate and Extreme
Polar Climate Changes
Climate and Marine
Climate at the Coasts
Scheduled for May 10-13, 2022. The workshop's goal is to advance our understanding of the coupling between surface temperatures and radiative feedbacks and the origin and timescales of surface temperature pattern evolution.
This edition of Variations themed "New Frontiers for Ocean Surface Currents" features 6 articles from state of knowledge of vertical velocity structure to the expected impact of technological and modeling advances.
Apply to join one of the US CLIVAR implementation Panels that formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and work with agencies and international partners to advance the progress of the climate research.
Requests are now being accepted for new US CLIVAR-sponsored Working Groups. All documents must be submitted by October 15, 2021.