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US CLIVAR Panel Member Nominations

2019 Call for US CLIVAR Panel Member Nominations

Nomination deadline for federal scientists extended to February 4, 2019

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***Please read the following information and submit your nomination at the bottom.*** 

The US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels:

These Panels 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. It is an exciting time to join the US CLIVAR Panels, as they work on planning activities to address the goals and research challenges articulated in the US CLIVAR Science Plan (released December 2013). The program will foster understanding and prediction of climate variability and change on intraseasonal-to-centennial timescales through observations and modeling with emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other elements of the Earth system, and to serve the climate community and society through the coordination and facilitation of research on outstanding climate questions. Key research challenges include decadal variability and predictability, climate and extreme events, polar climate changes, and climate and marine carbon/biogeochemistry.

Each Panel is seeking members to enhance current strengths while adding expertise in new areas. Qualified nominees are expected to represent the broader interests of the research community, be willing and able to engage in scientific as well as programmatic discussions to advance Panel activities, and work with other members of the US and international CLIVAR communities.

The US CLIVAR POS Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (a) large-scale and/or regional-scale (e.g., coastal) dynamics, modeling, and operational networks; (b) uncertainty estimation in observations and/or models of the ocean, atmosphere, and/or cryosphere; (c) theoretician with interest in observation-model syntheses; and/or (d) remote sensing of atmosphere, land, and/or cryosphere.

The US CLIVAR PSMI Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in field/process studies or model development in one or more of the following areas: (a) coupled Earth system interactions with a focus on surface flux, boundary layer processes and/or high-latitude processes; (b) climate variability on subseasonal to decadal timescales; and/or (c) data assimilation, particularly in coupled systems.

The US CLIVAR PPAI Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (a) ocean dynamics, ocean circulation, or land-ocean-atmosphere interaction; (b) climate analysis, prediction (subseasonal to decadal), and projection; (c) severe convective storms, with an emphasis on S2S prediction; (d) variability and prediction of Arctic climate; and/or (e) statistical/empirical/big data techniques.

New panelists will serve for a term of four years and must have a US affiliation. Panel members must attend annual meetings of the Panel typically held in the summer. Every other year, the Panel meeting is held as part of a US CLIVAR Summit, which assembles the SSC, the Panels, the Project Office, funding agency managers, and other US and international program representatives to review progress, explore science needs, and plan future activities. Travel to attend the annual meeting is arranged and funded by the US CLIVAR Project Office. In the interval between annual meetings, Panel activities are carried out through email and teleconferences.

Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. To nominate yourself or a colleague, please submit below:

  • Statement of interest identifying a Panel on which you want to serve and describing qualifications and research interests, particularly as they apply to the Panel focus and needs (less than 500 words)
  • A two-page vitae noting relevant publications (emailed to uscpo@usclivar.org)
  • Note: please do not solicit or send letters of recommendation.

The deadline for submission is extended to February 4, 2019. The US CLIVAR SSC will review applications and nominees will be notified of decisions in February 2019.