All Announcements


February 2016

Contribute to the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report

The US Carbon Cycle Science Program, under the auspices of the US Global Change Research Program, seeks comments and technical contributors for the 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2). The SOCCR-2 report will be a scientific synthesis and assessment focusing on US and North American carbon cycle processes, stocks, and flows in the context of and interactions with global scale budgets and climate change impacts in managed and unmanaged systems.

February 2016

Welcome new Panel members and SSC co-chair

US CLIVAR welcomes the following new members, who will help oversee science planning and implementation of program goals: Daniel Vimont, U. Wisconsin-Madison (SSC co-chair); Emily Becker, NOAA CPC; Robert Burgman, Florida International U.; Adam Clark, NOAA National Severe Storm Lab; Gregory Foltz, NOAA AOML; Taka Ito, Georgia Institute of Technology; Alison Macdonald, WHOI; James Morison, U. Washington; John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M; Hyodae Seo, WHOI; Yolande Serra, U. Washington; Janet Sprintall, Scripps; and Samantha Stevenson, NCAR and U. Hawaii.


July 2019

AMS 100th Annual Meeting, CLIVAR sessions of interest

The American Meteorological Society will be hosting its 100th Annual Meeting January 12-16 in Boston, Massachusetts. The annual theme for the upcoming AMS Annual Meeting is The AMS Past, Present and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS). Included are a number of sessions relevant to the US CLIVAR community.

July 2016

Contribute a research highlights to the website

Do you have a new paper with interesting findings that feature US CLIVAR-related research? Consider submitting a research highlight to the website. The purpose is to help share your findings with the broader scientific community. For more information about the format and who can submit, read our guidelines and some past posts. 

December 2015

Research Highlight: Possible decadal growth in Atlantic winter sea ice extent in coming years

Climate model projections provide a compelling reason to believe that anthropogenic warming will lead to a pronounced reduction in Arctic sea ice extent over the course of this century and beyond, but there is no reason to expect this long-term sea ice retreat to occur steadily through time, according to new research by Yeager et al.

December 2015

Research Highlight: AMOC impact on the physical and biogeochemical variability in the Gulf Stream region

According to a new paper by Sanchez-Franks and Zhang, the underlying physical driver for the decadal variability in the Gulf Stream path and the regional biogeochemical cycling is linked to the low-frequency variability of the large-scale ocean circulation in the Atlantic, also known as Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). 

December 2015

Deadline extended to March 25: CLIVAR Open Science Conference

Mark your calendar for a conference that will span the scope of CLIVAR science under the main theme of "Charting the Course of Climate and Ocean Research" on September 18-25, 2016 in Qingdao, China. Abstracts for the main conference and the Early Career Scientist Symposium, poster clusters, and travel grants are due March 25. Town hall proposals should be submitted by June 15. 

November 2015

Research Highlight: Historical record of AMOC variability inconsistent in ocean reanalysis products

Contrary to the conventional expectation that the imposition of subsurface data constraints will draw the AMOC in reanalysis products into agreement, Karspeck et al. finds that the historical AMOC variability is less consistent among the reanalysis products than in corresponding simulations without subsurface data constraints.

November 2015

Call for new US CLIVAR Panel members

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels. These Panels 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. For more information, and to nominate yourself or a colleague, please review the full announcement. Nominations are due December 11.

November 2015

2015 Variations Fall Edition: The Southern Ocean's role in climate

Vertical exchange in the Southern Ocean between the atmosphere and the surface and deep ocean has a profound influence on the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon and heat, as well as nutrient resupply from the abyss to the surface. Despite this importance, the Southern Ocean remains the most poorly observed and understood part of the global ocean. This collection of articles looks to understand the Southern Ocean's role in climate.