US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

All Announcements

January, 2022

Reanalysis Workshop flyer

Abstract submission form now open

Submit your abstract for a poster presentation at the 2022 Workshop on Future US Earth System Reanalysis. Deadline for submissions is February 4, 2022.

December, 2021

Variations cover

Variations: Improving the value of climate data and models for assessing climate impacts and policies

The latest edition of Variations features five articles on improving the value of climate data and models for assessing climate impacts and informing decisions. The invited authors present opportunities for climate scientists to understand the diverse ways in which climate model output is conceptualized and put to use by those in other fields. Join them on January 20 at 1pm ET for presentations and discussion of their articles.

December, 2021

Ensemble forecast view, March 2020

Reopening of poster abstracts for the 2022 Multi-Year Workshop

Submit your abstract for a poster presentation at the 2022 US CLIVAR Workshop on Societally-Relevant Multi-Year Climate Predictions. Deadline for submissions is January 14, 2022.

November, 2021

Variability in Pacific Sardine recruitment is related to spring sea surface temperature in the California Current.

Ecological Forecasting Workshop blog

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. Read the first post by Victoria Coles, which summarizes Charlie Stock's plenary talk at the 2021 OCB Summer Workshop.

November, 2021

Image of the ocean and atmosphere

Now hiring: Program Specialist to support the Air-Sea Transition Zone Study Group

The US CLIVAR Project Office is hiring a Program Specialist II to support the 1-year study group on the air-sea transition zone. The Program Specialist will provide organizational support to enable the work of the study group and related activities, coordinate with other organizations and programs nationally and internationally, and help develop and deliver useful communication providing timely information on the study and related activities. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2021.

October, 2021

Art by Dave Bonan

The Pattern Effect: Coupling of SST Patterns, Radiative Feedbacks, and Climate Sensitivity Workshop

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. Abstract submission will open in January 2022.

October, 2021

Cover of the Fall 2021 Variations

2021 Fall Variations

The 2021 fall edition of Variations is themed "New Frontiers for Ocean Surface Currents," with guest editors Kyla Drushka (University of Washington) and Mark Bourassa (Florida State University).

This edition of Variations highlights the state of knowledge of vertical velocity structure and its implications and measurement challenges, wind-wave-current interactions, and the role of surface currents in biological dispersion. In addition, the expected impact of technological and modeling advances on scientific understanding of ocean forecasting is discussed.

September, 2021

Participants of the 2019 US CLIVAR Summit

2022 Call for new US CLIVAR Panel members

Apply to join one of the three US CLIVAR implementation 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 community. Specific expertise is sought for each Panel. Deadline to apply is October 29, 2021.

September, 2021

2019 US CLIVAR Early Career Scientist Leadership Award recipients

2021 US CLIVAR Early Career Scientist Leadership Awards

The US CLIVAR Early Career Scientist Leadership Awards seek to recognize early career members of the US Earth system science community for their contributions to leading community activities to advance science on the role of the ocean in climate variability and predictability. Examples of relevant community activities include organizing a community training program, workshop, conference, or outreach event; coordinating a multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, and/or multi-institutional collaborative research project; leading a state of the science review, synthesis, or assessment. These examples are intended to be illustrative, not prescriptive. Leadership can take many forms, and this award opportunity allows for highlighting such diversity in making impactful contributions to community activities. Nominations are due October 15, 2021.

August, 2021

Group of people at a US CLIVAR workshop

Fall 2021 call for US CLIVAR-supported workshops

Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR-sponsored workshops. Submissions are encouraged from the US climate science community and collaborators. All documents must be submitted by September 24. The next call for workshops will be in spring 2022.