Modes of Hadley Cell and ENSO
Finding parallels between Hadley Cell expansion and the global warming hiatus

As the decadal ENSO cycle transitions to a warm phase, a new study expects accelerated global warming and a “hiatus” in Hadley Cell expansion. 

Arctic sea ice decline
Understanding the effect of Arctic sea ice decline on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

The Arctic sea ice decline may explain the suggested slow-down of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the persistence of the Warming Hole.

Monthly SST anomalies 1920–2016
The complex relationship between El Niño and the California Current System

New research confirms that links between warm and cool years in the California Current System and El Niño are important but imperfect.  

Southern Ocean upwelling pathways
Three-dimensional Southern Ocean upwelling pathways

A new study combines ocean observations with three state-of-the-art ocean models, revealing the full three-dimensional pathway of deep water to the surface of the Southern Ocean for the first time.

Chris Little, AER
Understanding drivers of past and future sea level rise along the northeast US Coast

A new study helps clarify how past and future coastal sea level changes are related to local winds and large-scale ocean circulation.

SST and total soil water distribution over North America
Atlantic/Pacific climate contrast affects multi-year predictability of US drought and wildfire

Researchers have developed a state-of-the-art drought and wildfire prediction system, showing the multi-year predictive skills of drought and wildfire conditions beyond the typical timescale of seasonal climate forecast models.

Welcome to the US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

New AMOC Science Team vice-chairs

Science Team

New task team vice-chairs for the US AMOC Science Team will begin their leadership terms in November 2017 to guide the next two years of activities. 

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Finding parallels between Hadley Cell expansion and the global warming hiatus

US CLIVAR aims to feature the latest research results from the community. Check out the collection of research highlights and sort by topic. 

IV International Conference on El Niño-Southern Oscillation

El Nino

Abstracts are now being accepted for an international conference on ENSO in a Warmer Climate. The goal of the conference is to review progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors.”

Online poster gallery for Ocean Carbon Hot Spots Workshop

Poster gallery

The Ocean Carbon Hot Spots Workshop will take place on September 25-26 in Moss Landing, California. You can check out the poster presentations in the digital gallery.