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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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Call for New 2023 US CLIVAR Panel Members

Apply to join one of the US CLIVAR 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.

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US CLIVAR at AMS 2023: Town Hall on the Air-Sea Transition Zone

Please join us for a Town Hall to preview the Air-Sea Transition Zone Study Group's observing and modeling strategy and provide feedback.

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US CLIVAR at Fall AGU 2022: Mesoscale and Submesoscale Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions and Influence on Earth’s Climate

Be sure to stop by one of the Air-Sea Interactions Working Group's sessions at Fall AGU 2022 in-person or online.

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US CLIVAR at Fall AGU 2022: Town Hall on the Air-Sea Transition Zone

Please join us for a Town Hall to preview the Air-Sea Transition Zone Study Group's observing and modeling strategy and provide feedback.

Upcoming Webinars

Pathways Connecting Climate Changes to the Deep Ocean Webinar Series

Date:
Title: Long-term abyssal time series and what they tell us about climate impacts on the deep sea
Presenter(s):

Henry Ruhl, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Pathways Connecting Climate Changes to the Deep Ocean Webinar Series

Date:
Title: Biological and biogeochemical pathways of carbon into the deep sea: Lessons from the EXPORTS field campaigns
Presenter(s):

Amy Maas, Arizona State University-Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Pathways Connecting Climate Changes to the Deep Ocean Webinar Series

Date:
Title: Which ocean variables and climate variables? The "recalcitrant" deep water mode correlates with surface processes, climate sensitivity, and thermosteric sea level rise
Presenter(s):

Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University

Pathways Connecting Climate Changes to the Deep Ocean Webinar Series

Date:
Title: Pathways for dense waters into the deep North Atlantic: lessons from OSNAP and OOI
Presenter(s):

Isabela Le Bras (WHOI)

US CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability Program