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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

Tornado and lightning

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

TPON Workshop FlyerRecordings of the plenary sessions are now available online. This include the plenary talks, summary of panel sessions, and opening/closing remarks.

Recordings for the Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop now available

See the recordings for this meeting.

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Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop: Agenda now available

The agenda for this workshop is now available.

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Why Greenland’s Continental Shelves Hold the Reins of Its Melting Glaciers

The Arctic Ocean Workshop will include the Sub-Arctic Oceans and the seas surrounding Greenland.

Meeting graphicThe Workshop on Future US Earth System Reanalysis aims at developing a shared scientific, technological, and application vision for the future of the US reanalysis efforts over the next 5-10 years. Registration and abstract submission will open this summer.

Workshop on Future US Earth System Reanalysis

The workshop aims at developing a shared scientific, technological, and application vision for the future of the US reanalysis efforts over the next 5-10 years.

Upcoming Webinars

There are no upcoming Webinars at this time.