All Announcements


July 2016

CLIVAR-relevant sessions at AGU Fall Meeting

AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 12 - 16. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions that are relevant to the community. Organized according to core science topics and research challenges, the list of sessions is not intended to be exhaustive, but to help the community digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events. 

June 2016

Webinar: What's causing the 'Warm Arctic, Cold Continents" pattern?

Recent extreme cold weather outbreaks across the mid-latitudes have been the subject of great interest to the public and debate among the scientific community, with some researchers proposing a link to the warming Arctic. To learn about the latest observational and modeling studies that examine these linkages, join Judah Cohen (AER Inc./MIT) and Lantao Sun (U. Colorado, Boulder/NOAA ESRL) in a webinar on July 13.  

June 2016

2015 Summit Report now available

The 2015 US CLIVAR Summit was held in Tucson, Arizona on August 4-6 and brought together more than 50 participants from the scientific community and federal agencies. This report highlights presentations and discussion at the Summit to review progress, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to advance US CLIVAR goals. 

June 2016

Early bird registration closes June 15

Early discount registration for the 2016 CLIVAR Open Science Conference “Charting the course for climate and ocean research” will close on June 15. This international meeting will take place September 18-25 in Qingdao, China and bring together community leaders and early career scientists to delve into the range of CLIVAR science topics. 

May 2016

Variations, Spring 2016: A Tale of Two Blobs

From 2013 to 2015, the scientific community and the media were enthralled with two anomalous sea surface temperature events, both getting the moniker the “Blob,” although one was warm and one was cold. These events occurred during a period of record-setting global mean surface temperatures. In this spring edition, contributors focus on the timing and extent, possible mechanisms, and impacts of these unusual ocean temperature anomalies, and what we might expect in the future as climate changes.

May 2016

Call for nominations to International CLIVAR panels

International CLIVAR seeks nominations for the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and panels. Nominations should support expertise need to fulfill a panel's terms of reference. Nominations with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as well as early career scientists. The deadline for nominations (appointments start in 2017 for panels and 2018 for the SSG) is 20 July 2016.

May 2016

Variations webinar series: A Tale of Two Blobs

The next edition of Variations will feature a series of articles that highlights two recent sea surface temperature events—the warm blob in the North Pacific and the cold blob in the North Atlantic. The articles will highlight recent work, theories, and advancements in understanding these phenomena. The authors of the articles will be giving two distinct webinars (one on each region) to discuss these topics. The North Pacific Warm Blob webinar will be on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:00 pm EDT and the North Atlantic Cool Blob webinar will be on Friday, June 10 at 12:00 pm EDT. 

May 2016

Submit an abstract to the 97th AMS Annual Meeting

The upcoming AMS annual meeting will bring together researchers across the weather, water, and climate community. There are multiple conferences and symposiums, as part of the meeting, that will be of interest to the CLIVAR community, such as the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change. Abstracts are due August 1.

May 2016

New US CLIVAR Working Group on the Changing Width of the Tropical Belt

Welcome to the new US CLIVAR Working Group on the Changing Width of the Tropical Belt. The intent of the working group is to further the understanding of new insights that call into question the prevailing view about the nature and causes of changes in the width of the tropics.

May 2016

Save the date: Arctic Change & Its Influence on Mid-latitude Weather & Climate workshop

Join the Arctic Mid-latitude Working Group for a workshop to explore the possible links between Arctic change and mid-latitude climate and weather that has spurred a rush of new observational and modeling studies. This meeting will take place in Washington, DC on February 1-3, 2017.