All Announcements


February 2017

Variations: Forecasting ENSO impacts in the California Current System

El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events have far-reaching influence on the atmosphere and ocean that can dramatically impact marine ecosystems, including those along the West Coast of North America. The winter edition of Variations, joint with the US Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry Program, features articles discussing the ability to predict these impacts. Join in for a webinar on February 15 at 12:00 p.m ET to hear the authors discuss their research. 

January 2017

Changing Arctic public event in Washington, DC

Scientists are actively addressing if and how changes in the Arctic are connected to extreme events across the mid-latitudes. In conjunction with a three-day workshop, US CLIVAR is partnering to host a public evening lecture and reception on this topic to take place February 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Click on "read more" to RSVP. 

January 2017

US CLIVAR welcomes Sonya Legg as new chair of SSC

Sonya Legg, Princeton University, has been selected as the new chair of the US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) to serve through 2017. The SSC chair directs US CLIVAR activities by advancing the Science Plan, identifying new opportunities for engagement, and serving as an ambassador for the program. 

January 2017

Year In Review: 2016 Research Highlights

From better understanding of the overturning circulation to more insight on the impacts of a warming climate, this collection of research highlights from 2016 features new science conducted by members of the US CLIVAR community. Check out this "Year In Review" and visit the Research Highlights section to learn more. 


December 2016

Abstract deadline Jan. 20 for the 2017 AMOC meeting

The 2017 AMOC Science Team Meeting will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from May 23-25, 2017. The meeting will serve to identify emerging research gaps and questions, provide updates on progress within the community, and discuss future opportunities and legacy activities as the Science Team plans to wrap-up in 2020. The meeting is open to all. Abstracts are due January 20.

November 2016

Variations: S2S Predictability of Extreme Weather

Society needs credible and usable forecasts of extreme and hazardous events on the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) timescale, particularly as a warming climate amplifies these events. This edition of Variations aims to initiate that conversation by addressing the state of the science for using models to represent and predict extreme and hazardous events on S2S timescales. Also, tune in for a webinar to hear from the contributors on December 8.    

November 2016

Process Study webinar series for 2016/17

The PSMI Panel is organizing a webinar series on proposed and current process studies from November 2016 to March 2017. The goals of this webinar series are to provide feedback on the plans and distill programmatic lessons learned. The webinars are open to the entire community. To see the complete list of process studies and information on how to join, visit the read more link. 

October 2016

Call for new US CLIVAR Panel members

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels beginning in 2017. Panel members 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. Nominations or self-nominations are due December 2, 2016. 

October 2016

Variations webinar series

Join us for our next webinar in the Variations series on October 12 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The theme is Probing the Past for Keys to the Future and will feature: K. Halimeda Kilbourne, U. Maryland Center for Environmental Studies; Kaustubh Thirumalai, U. Texas at Austin; and Alan Wanamaker, Iowa State U. Read the edition of Variations below. 

October 2016

Variations, Summer 2016: Probing the Past for Keys to the Future

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has a profound impact on the climate system. But how AMOC has behaved in the past and how it will evolve in the future could be better addressed with longer observational records. Natural archives – such as marine sediments, ice cores, cave deposits, and biogenic calcium carbonate – of Earth’s past may provide a way forward without having to wait multiple decades or centuries for the observational record to become long enough.