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Several parellel sessions, proposed for the AGU Fall meeting (San Francisco, 14-18 december 2015), are related to CLIVAR science. Abstract submission deadline is on 5th August 2015

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The SOOS/WCRP/ESA workshop on Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes to be held in Frascati, Italy, 21-23 September, 2015.  The workshop will have both poster and oral presentations, and is open to interested participants.

CLIVAR will co-organize the UNESCO/IOC ODC training course of this year on 7-18 Sempember in Qingdao, by inviting some of its panel members to lecture at the course, and organizing a CLIVAR workshop as part of the course. 

Dr. Annalisa Bracco, CLIVAR SSG member and incoming SSG Co-chair visited ICGPO and made a presentation on“Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes: Observations and Modeling” for FIO’s scientists and students on 27th May 2015.

"Charting the course for future climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China
www.clivar2016.org

Latest Science Highlights

Drifts/biases are often present when climate models are initialized from observed conditions to produce climate predictions.Model drifts are usually removed for skill assessment but they are rarely analysed.

Compared with the not evident increase of Pacific heat content, Indian Ocean heat content has dramatically increased over the "hiatus" period. 

The observed precipitation in South America exhibits significant anomalies when there are strong sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA) in different parts of equatorial Pacific. The study analyses how models simulate these influences in present day climate simulations.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
AGU Chapman Conference on "The width of the tropics: Climate variations and their impacts" Santa Fe USA Sun, 2015-07-26 to Fri, 2015-07-31
Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation-Abstract Submissions Mon, 2015-08-03
SPARC Workshop on Storm Tracks Grindelwald Switzerland Mon, 2015-08-24 to Fri, 2015-08-28
14th Session of the Atlantic Region Panel Cape Town South Africa Mon, 2015-08-24
PREFACE-PIRATA-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Conference Cape Town South Africa Tue, 2015-08-25 to Thu, 2015-08-27