All Announcements


February 2014

Winter 2014 Edition of Variations

Check out our latest edition of Variations with invited articles on the Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns (LSMPs) associated with extremes in temperature and precipitation in North America.  Diagnosing the relationship between LSMPs and extremes provides a means for evaluating climate model simulations of the variability of extremes under a changing climate.

February 2014

Call for New Panelists – Opportunity to Shape the Program’s Future

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels beginning in 2014.  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.  It is a particularly exciting time to join the Panels, as they embark on planning activities to address the goals and research challenges articulated in the recently published US CLIVAR Science Plan.

Consider nominating yourself or a colleague to serve.  See the Call for New Panelists on our website for information on the expertise sought and the link to the online nomination form.  Deadline for nominating is March 21.  Decisions will be made in April.


December 2013

New US CLIVAR Science Plan

The new US CLIVAR Science Plan is now available outlining the research goals and strategies for the next 15 years of the program.  Specifically, the Plan is intended to: 1) update the goals and priorities of US CLIVAR based on achievements to date; 2) articulate the expansion of core research to target specific research challenges; 3) emphasize strengthened ties to the broader Earth Sciences community and relevance to societal impacts; 4) bolster research funding commitments by US agencies to achieve their mission objectives; and 5) articulate the envisioned collaborations with other US and international research programs.

November 2013

US CLIVAR Hurricane Workshop Report Online

The US CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group was formed to coordinate efforts to produce a set of model experiments designed to improve understanding of the variability of tropical cyclone formation in climate models.  The WG hosted a workshop this summer at GFDL that included presentations by US and international scientists.  The Hurricane Workshop Report, summarizing 30 presentations over the 2.5 day event, is now available online

November 2013

US CLIVAR Variations Fall 2013 Edition Now Available

The theme for the Fall 2013 edition of Variations is Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone frequency and intensity.  The edition contains articles from members of the US CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group including findings presented at the recent workshop at GFDL.

October 2013

NOAA's 38th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop Next Week

NOAA's 38th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop is going on this week  Registration is available on-site.  The meeting will be held at the NCWCP Building in College Park, MD.  Check the meeting website and sign-up on the list-serv for the latest updates.

September 2013

New US CLIVAR Project Office Location

We've moved!  The US CLIVAR Project Office is now located at 1201 New York Ave NW, 4th Floor Rooms 4002-4004, Washington, DC 20005.  Our new phone number is 202.787.1682.  We're co-located with members of the UCAR Washington Office at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.  We're looking forward to working with these colleagues in our new office space.

September 2013

CLIVAR Town Hall at 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting

CLIVAR held a Town Hall at the Ocean Sciences Meeting on Tuesday, February 25th, with presentations by Detlef Stammer and Lisa Goddard on future goals and research challenges of International and US CLIVAR.  Download a copy of the presentation.  Oral and poster sessions on CLIVAR: Ocean and Atmosphere Variability, Predictability and Change are scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th.

September 2013

US CLIVAR GRISO Working Group Publishes BAMS Article

Challenges to Understanding the Dynamic Response of Greenland’s Marine Terminating Glaciers to Oceanic and Atmospheric Forcing” was published in the August 2013 edition of BAMS.  The paper summarizes the current state of knowledge and highlights key physical aspects of Greenland’s coupled ice sheet–ocean–atmosphere system.

September 2013

Follow CLIVAR A16N 2013 GO-SHIP/CO2 Repeat Hydrography Cruise

Follow scientists on board the NOAA RV, Ronald H. Brown, as they retrace line A16N to measure CTD, salinity, pCO2, TCO2, alkalinity, and more on this repeat hydrography cruiseThis cruise, the seventh re-occupation of this North Atlantic line since the first WOCE survey in 1988, is organized under the U.S. Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program, jointly sponsored by NSF-OCE and NOAA-CPO and is a component of the global survey coordinated by GO-SHIP.