All Announcements

2016

August 2016

Submit ideas for a deep ocean observing network

Organizers for the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) are conducting a deep ocean observation inventory to lay the foundation for development and coordination of regional, national, and global deep ocean observing systems. They are looking for input on the use of and needs for deep ocean observations. Survey responses are due by September 21. 

August 2016

White paper on translating process understanding for climate models

A new white paper has been released based on a 2015 US CLIVAR workshop, "Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models." The document summarizes responses from a community questionnaire, workshop presentations and discussions, and recommendations to help inform the broad research community and agency considerations.

August 2016

Executive Director sought for CLIVAR International Project Office

The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office, based in Qingdao, China. The Executive Director will be responsible for a range of activities including fulfilling CLIVAR priorities as part of WCRP’s objectives and goals, managing the project office, participating in relevant meetings and workshops, promoting CLIVAR objectives, and seeking sources of additional funding. The position is available starting October 1. 

July 2016

Intra-Americas Seas workshop report

This report highlights the virtual workshop that was held over three half-day sessions (September 9-11, 2015) and featured 47 oral and poster presentations that spanned observational and modeling studies and timescales from the paleoclimate to secular change, and also covered a wide range of phenomenological studies (e.g., tropical cyclones, mid-summer droughts, low level jets) for the Intra-Americas Seas. 

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.

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