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
Leading up to the workshop, the Scientific Organizing Committee is publishing blog posts about ecological forecasting science, stakeholders and applications, research activities, results, and challenges. Check out the first post by Victoria Coles.
We are hiring a Program Specialist that will provide organizational support to enable the work of the study group and related activities. Applications are due November 30, 2021.
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.