A new study shows that the AMOC is more sensitive to warming, including changes in the atmospheric hydrological cycle, than Greenland Ice Sheet melting. However, Greenland Ice Sheet melt further increases the projected AMOC weakening.
Scientists are actively addressing if and how changes in the Arctic are connected to extreme events across the mid-latitudes. In conjunction with a three-day workshop, US CLIVAR is partnering to host a public evening lecture and reception on this topic to take place February 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Click on "read more" to RSVP.
Sonya Legg, Princeton University, has been selected as the new chair of the US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) to serve through 2017. The SSC chair directs US CLIVAR activities by advancing the Science Plan, identifying new opportunities for engagement, and serving as an ambassador for the program.
The 2017 AMOC Science Team Meeting will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from May 23-25, 2017. The meeting will serve to identify emerging research gaps and questions, provide updates on progress within the community, and discuss future opportunities and legacy activities as the Science Team plans to wrap-up in 2020. The meeting is open to all. Abstracts are due January 20.
From better understanding of the overturning circulation to more insight on the impacts of a warming climate, this collection of research highlights from 2016 features new science conducted by members of the US CLIVAR community. Check out this "Year In Review" and visit the Research Highlights section to learn more.
The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties. The "Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts" conference will be held July 10-14, 2017 at Columbia University in New York. Abstract submissions are due February 15.
Society needs credible and usable forecasts of extreme and hazardous events on the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) timescale, particularly as a warming climate amplifies these events. This edition of Variations aims to initiate that conversation by addressing the state of the science for using models to represent and predict extreme and hazardous events on S2S timescales. Also, tune in for a webinar to hear from the contributors on December 8.
The PSMI Panel is organizing a webinar series on proposed and current process studies from November 2016 to March 2017. The goals of this webinar series are to provide feedback on the plans and distil programmatic lessons learned. The webinars are open to the entire community. To see the complete list of process studies and information on how to join, visit the read more link.