US CLIVAR is pleased to share this White Paper, an addendum to the US CLIVAR Science Plan, outlining the motivation, scope, and research directions for a newly established ten-year Research Challenge on Climate at the Coasts. The White Paper identifies multiple avenues for future research needs and areas of opportunity including new coastal observations for process understanding of coastal systems, the evaluation of models for improved predictability, and trans-disciplinary methods to link science and applications across US coastlines. As envisioned, the Research Challenge will engage participation of scientists within the US CLIVAR community and develop partnerships with the many other research and applications programs addressing coastal variability and change.
The latest news, meetings, jobs, and funding opportunities for the climate science community.
The American Meteorological Society will be hosting its 102nd Annual Meeting January 23-27, 2022 virtually. Included here are a number of sessions relevant to the US CLIVAR community.
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.
Recordings of the plenary sessions are now available online. This include the plenary talks, summary of panel sessions, and opening/closing remarks.
The agenda for the virtual 2021 Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop (May 24-26, 2021) is now available.
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.
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.
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.
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.