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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
2021 Call for new US CLIVAR Working Groups
Requests are now being accepted for new US CLIVAR-sponsored Working Groups starting in early 2022. Submissions are encouraged from the US climate science community. All documents must be submitted by October 15, 2021. The next call for working groups will be in September 2022.
2020 Fall AGU Town Hall on Data Commercialization
With the advent of commercialization of atmospheric and oceanic data sets and the expansion of such efforts required by recent federal law for satellite and in situ data, US CLIVAR seeks input from the community to articulate data needs for conducting climate and weather research and educational activities that should be addressed by commercialization efforts.
2021 Call for new US CLIVAR Panel members
Applications are due January 15, 2021.