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A Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) is a research stay, aligned with the goals of the Action that is providing the funding, extending for a period from 1 week to 3 months.

The Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program of NOAA’s Climate Program Office invites you to participate in an upcoming webinar series.

The Southern Ocean community comment on the Year of Polar Prediction Implementation Plan is now available online. The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), the CLIVAR-CliC-SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP), and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) contributed to this report.

The 2015 GCOS Status Report, Status of the Global Observing System, is now open for public review. The deadline for contributions is 7 September 2015. The draft report can be downloaded from the GCOS website.

A compilation of all CLIVAR-realted sessions at the 2016 Ocean Sciences meeting is now availble on the US CLIVAR website

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

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.