US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

US CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability Program

Who We Are

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.

Our Research

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.

Science and Research Challenges

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Subseasonal-to-
Seasonal Prediction

Forest

Decadal Variability
and Predictability

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Climate Change

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Climate and Extreme
Events

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Polar Climate Changes

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Climate and Marine
Carbon/Biogeochemistry

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Climate at the Coasts

Announcements

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Spring 2022 call for US CLIVAR-supported workshops

Requests for US CLIVAR-sponsored workshops, scientific conferences, meetings, and trainings are due April 29, 2022.

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Abstract submission form open for the Whither the Gulf Stream Workshop

Submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation by March 18 and May 27 respectively. The workshop will bring together the observational and modeling communities working on the Gulf Stream.

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Abstract submission form open for the 2022 US AMOC Science Team Meeting

Submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the 2022 US AMOC Science Team Meeting. Deadline for submissions is March 4, 2022.

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Abstract submission form open for the Pattern Effect Workshop

Submit your abstract for a poster presentation at the 2022 Pattern Effect Workshop. Deadline for submissions is March 4, 2022.

Upcoming Webinars

Predictability, Predictions, and Applications Interface Webinar Series

Date:
Title: US CLIVAR role in Co-designing Climate Solutions with Coastal Communities
Presenter(s):

Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Georgia Tech

Process Study Webinar Series

Date:
Title: Delta-X Mission
Presenter(s):

Marc Simard and Cathleen Jones, NASA JPL