CLIVAR Related White Papers for OceanObs' 19

The OceanObs' 19 will be held on September 16-20, 2019 at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. OceanObs’19 seeks to improve response to scientific and societal needs of a fit-for-purpose integrated ocean observing system, for better understanding the environment of the Earth, monitoring climate, and informing adaptation strategies as well as the sustainable use of ocean resources.


With the efforts of all panels and research foci, CLIVAR submitted 10 white papers to contribute to the conference as well as the ocean observing system.

  1. Ocean Climate Observing Requirements in Support of WCRP Research and Climate Information (Review Article, led by D. Stammer, A. Bracco, CLIVAR SSG members and panel and RF co-chairs)


  1. A Sustained Ocean Observing System in the Indian Ocean for Climate Related Scientific Knowledge and Societal Needs (Review Article, led by IndOOS Review lead authors and IORP members)


  1. Ocean Reanalyses: Recent Advances and Unsolved Challenges (Mini Review Article, led and participated by GSOP members)


  1. Constraining Southern Ocean Air-Sea-Ice Fluxes Through Enhanced Observations (Mini Review Article, participated by SORP members)


  1. Adequacy of the Ocean Observing System for Quantifying Regional Heat and Freshwater Storage and Change (Review Article, led and participated by CONCEPT-HEAT RF members)


  1. Measuring Global Ocean Heat Content to Estimate the Earth Energy Imbalance (Review Article, participated by CONCEPT-HEAT and Sea Level RF members)


  1. Delivering Sustained, Coordinated, and Integrated Observations of the Southern Ocean for Global Impact (Review Article, jointly contributed by SOOS and CLIVAR SORP)


  1. Challenges and Prospects in Ocean Circulation Models (Review Article, led by OMDP)


  1. Towards Comprehensive Observing and Modeling Systems for Monitoring and Predicting Regional to Coastal Sea Level (Review Article, contributed by Sea Level RF)
  2. Waves and Swells in High Wind and Extreme Fetches, Measurements in the Southern Ocean (contributed by OMDP member)