The US AMOC Science Team is led by an Executive Committee, charged with:
The Executive Committee conducts its work through in-person meetings, teleconferences, and email. It organizes annual Science Team meetings and authors the US AMOC annual report on progress and future directions.
The Executive Committee is comprised of nine members: the Science Team chair and the co-leads of the four Task Teams. The Science Team chair serves a three-year term and is selected by vote of sponsoring agency managers based on nominations submitted by the Executive Committee. Each Task Team is led by a chair and vice-chair, responsible for coordinating telecons and leading breakouts of their members to set and evaluate progress toward goals and priorities, and to identify collaborative activities and action items to be accomplished. The Task Team chair and vice- chair serve one-year terms with the vice-chair assuming the role of chair at rotation. Each fall, the Executive Committee selects by vote new Task Team vice-chairs based on nominations from the Task Team members. Diversity and demonstrated ability to contribute are considered in the selection process. Previous Executive Committee members are permitted to serve again.
|Gokhan Danabasoglu, chair||National Center for Atmospheric Research|
|Magdalena Andres||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution|
|Martha Buckley||George Mason University|
|M. Femke de Jong||Duke University|
|Matthias Lankhorst||Scripps Institution of Oceanography|
|Michael Spall||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution|
|Zoltan Szuts||University of Washington|
|Wilbert Weijer||Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|Rong Zhang||NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory|