All Announcements


December 2020

2021 Call for new US CLIVAR Panel members

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels. Panel members 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. Applications are due January 15, 2021.

November 2020

Variations on US East Coast Sea Level Changes and Impacts

Check out the 2020 Fall edition of Variations on “US East Coast Sea Level Changes and Impacts,” highlighting recent work by scientists, practitioners, and decision makers addressing challenges of coastal adaptation and resilience planning, drivers of sea level variability and change, and predicting the co-evolution of natural and human systems in coastal regions. Join the webinar on December 1 at 11am-12:30pm ET for presentations by contributing authors.

November 2020

Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine: Drivers, Impacts, and Adaptation Workshop Report

The US CLIVAR Workshop "Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine: Drivers, Impacts, and Adaptation" took place in Norfolk, Virginia from April 23-25, 2019 with the main goal of bringing together the scientific community, decision makers, coastal stakeholders, and practitioners to share state-of-the-art knowledge about sea level changes along the US East Coast. This newly released workshop report provides a summary of the workshop as well as key recommendations.

November 2020

Best Practice Strategies for Process Studies Designed to Improve Climate Modeling

We are pleased to highlight the recently published BAMS Article on “Best Practice Strategies for Process Studies Designed to Improve Climate Modeling,” authored by Janet Sprintall, Victoria Coles, Kevin Reed, Amy Butler, Greg Foltz, Hyodae Seo, and Steve Penny – current and prior members of the US CLIVAR Process Study and Model Improvement Panel – who compiled and distilled a set of practical strategies and lessons learned to help guide planning and implementation of future process studies within the climate science community.

October 2020

Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop

Save the date for the Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop, May 24-26, 2021. This workshop will gather community input on the types of Tropical Pacific ocean and atmosphere observations needed to advance understanding of poorly observed subgrid-scale processes and how such observations could be leveraged to improve satellite retrievals, data assimilation, and parameterized processes in climate, forecast, and biogeochemical models.

September 2020

Arctic Circulation Workshop Blog

In preparation for the Workshop on Observing, Modeling, and Understanding the Circulation of the Arctic Ocean and Sub-Arctic Seas, the organizing committee initiated an online topical community discussion to share perspectives in advance of the workshop.

September 2020

2020 Call for new US CLIVAR working groups

Requests are now being accepted for new US CLIVAR-sponsored working groups for 2021. Submissions are encouraged from the US climate science community. All documents must be submitted by October 16, 2020. The next call for working groups will be in September 2021.

August 2020

Fall 2020 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 their collaborators. All documents must be submitted by September 25. The next call for workshops will be in spring 2021. 

August 2020

2020 Summer Variations: New research on climate variability and change using initial-condition Large Ensembles

We showcase new applications of large ensembles to the understanding of climate variability and change on regional and decadal scales. These articles, written by early-career researchers at the forefront of their fields, span a range of emerging topics including air quality and health, ocean biogeochemistry, best practices for evaluating models’ internal variability, tools for quantifying forced changes in internal variability, and novel pattern recognition methods for detection and attribution. 

July 2020

Tropical Widening: From Global Variations to Regional Impacts

The Changing Width of the Tropical Belt Working Group was formed in 2016 to further the understanding of new insights that call into question the prevailing view about the nature and causes of changes in the width of the tropics. Read about the impacts and activities of the Working Group and the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Tropical Width Diagnostics Intercomparison Project on this topic in the recently published BAMS paper, "Tropical Widening: From Global Variations to Regional Impacts."