US Climate Variability and Predictability Program


Upcoming webinars are listed below and login details can be found in the calendar. 

Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis Webinar Series

This series will feature experts, with a focus on early career researchers, who are working on research topics of interest to the US CLIVAR Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis (POS) Panel. The Panel's mission is to improve understanding of climate variations in the past, present, and future, and to develop syntheses of critical climate parameters while sustaining and improving the global climate observing system. The webinars are held on the first Monday of the month @ 1pm ET.

No webinars scheduled at this time.

Process Study Webinar Series

The Process Studies and Model Improvement Panel hosted webinar series aims to provide feedback to process studies. The goals of this webinar series are 1) to provide feedback on the plans and challenges for individual process studies and 2) to distill programmatic lessons from process studies and field campaigns to help current and future observational programs to effectively meet the broader goals of improving the understanding of physical processes in the ocean and the atmosphere and to translate this understanding into improved observational and modeling capabilities. The webinars are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 2pm ET.

Upcoming Webinars

Title: How Observations are Being Used to Evaluate and Improve Models, Forecasts, and Future Projections of Tropical Pacific Climate and the El Niño / Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

Andrew Wittenberg, NOAA GFDL

Andrew Wittenberg will join the PSMI panel to discuss some of the challenges of using existing observations to constrain global coupled ocean-atmosphere simulations at climate scales, share some exciting recent advances toward community-wide diagnostics and metrics for models, and an enhanced Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) to aid scientific understanding and model development, and highlight some of the NOAA-funded modeling studies that are now underway to help guide observations and simulations of the tropical Pacific, including a GFDL project that is focused on equatorial Pacific upper-ocean mixing and coupled processes in GCMs. His presentation will conclude with thoughts on how the US CLIVAR PSMI panel could engage with these efforts, followed by discussion.

Predictability, Predictions, and Applications Interface Webinar Series

This series features experts who are working on research topics of interest to the Predictability, Predictions, and Applications Interface (PPAI) Panel. The Panel's mission is to foster improved practices in the provision, validation and uses of climate information and forecasts through coordinated participation within the US and international climate science and applications communities. The Panel members act as facilitators, assisting in moving climate science forward. The webinars are held on the third Wednesday of the month @ 2pm ET.

No webinars scheduled at this time.

Variations Webinar Series

The winter 2022 edition of Variations features five articles focused on the theme "improving the value of climate data and models for assessing climate impacts and policies." The authors of this edition have been invited on the premise that there are opportunities for climate scientists to improve the value of their data and models for other disciplines, and that many such opportunities can only be recognized if climate scientists have a good understanding of the diverse ways in which climate model output is conceptualized and put to use by those in other fields. Join the authors on January 20 at 1pm ET as they provide a summary of their articles and take Q&A from the community.

No webinars scheduled at this time.