All Announcements


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. 

September 2016

Daily highlights from the CLIVAR Open Science Conference

During the CLIVAR Open Science Conference, from September 19-23, daily highlights will be released on the website. These highlights will feature key ideas, discussions, and activities that will be taking place during the meeting. Live updates will also happen on twitter at #CLIVAR2016. 

September 2016

2016 US AMOC Science Team report

The US AMOC Science Team releases its eighth progress report, since the inception of the program in 2008. The purpose of this report is to summarize progress on the main objectives of the program, identify any new programmatic gaps, and provide updates on both near-term and long-term research priorities, action items, and objectives for the program since the 2014 report.

September 2016

Abstract deadline Feb. 28 for 2017 Sea Level Rise Conference

The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties. The "Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts" conference will be held July 10-14, 2017 at Columbia University in New York. Abstract submissions are due February 28.