US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

All Announcements

July, 2021

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CLIVAR-relevant sessions at 2021 AGU Fall Meeting

The 2021 AGU Fall Meeting will be held December 6-17 in New Orleans, LA and virtually. In preparation for the meeting, we have compiled a list of sessions that are relevant to the community and organized by our Panels, Working Groups, and community members. The list of sessions is not intended to be exhaustive but to help digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events. Note that some sessions are listed as virtual only. Abstracts are due August 4.

June, 2021

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

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

May, 2021

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Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop: Agenda now available

The agenda for the virtual 2021 Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop (May 24-26, 2021) is now available.

April, 2021

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

Over the last two decades, researchers have established a clear connection between ocean conditions on the continental shelf and the behavior of Greenland’s more than 200 marine terminating glaciers. But there is still no comprehensive system for monitoring these changes over the long term—such as the one proposed by Straneo et al. (2019)—and it is desperately needed. Check out the new Arctic Ocean Circulation Workshop blog by guest authors Josh Willis, Michael Wood, and Ian Fenty.

April, 2021

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

Building a Community of Biogeochemical Float Data Users: The GO-BGC array is a 5-year effort funded by NSF to deploy 500 profiling floats eqiupped with biogeochemical sensors in the world ocean. To inform and engage a broad oceanographic user community, US CLIVAR is teaming up with OCB and GO-BGC leadership to plan a virtual workshop from June 28-30, 2021.

March, 2021

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Spring 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 their collaborators. All documents must be submitted by April 23. The next call for workshops will be in fall 2021.

February, 2021


Seeking community input on draft data commercialization white paper

US CLIVAR seeks comments and input from the science community on the draft white paper "Summarizing Weather, Climate, and Earth System Observational Data Sharing Needs for Research and Education." Comments are due March 15, 2021.

February, 2021

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State estimation and observing system design in support of Arctic Ocean Observing

In preparation for the US CLIVAR Arctic Circulation Workshop, organizing committee member Patrick Heimbach and his team contribute to post #3: State estimation and observing system design in support of Arctic Ocean Observing.

January, 2021

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2021 AMS Town Hall on Data Commercialization

US CLIVAR seeks input to articulate data needs for conducting climate and weather research and educational activities that should be addressed by commercialization efforts.

January, 2021

Gudrun Magnusdottir, Chair of the US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee

Welcome new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members

The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) directs the scientific and implementation planning of US CLIVAR, setting the program goals, implementation strategies, and research challenges to be pursued. We welcome the 2021 SSC: Gudrun Magnusdottir (Chair, UC-Irvine), Gokhan Danabasoglu (NCAR), Chidong Zhang (NOAA PMEL), Charlotte DeMott (CSU), Shane Elipot (U. Miami), Michelle Gierach (Caltech/NASA JPL), John Nielsen-Gammon (Texas A&M), Patrick Taylor (NASA Langley), and Haiyan Teng (PNNL).