PAGES/CLIVAR Intersection Working Group (PAGES)

About PAGES

The CLIVAR/PAGES Working Group is jointly sponsored by PAGES and the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and plays an important role in developing and implementing the overlapping research interests of both these programmes.

The formation of the intersection was predicated on the idea that paleoclimate studies provide a useful adjunct to studies of modern climate variability and likely future change. Since its establishment in the mid-1990s, the goals of the intersection have evolved with the changing focus of each parent organisation. The goals are detailed in the CLIVAR/PAGES Vision Document.

Terms of Reference

1. Promote improved high resolution, well-dated, quantitative paleoclimate records with seasonal to interannual resolution in regions which are of direct relevance to IGBP and WCRP.

2. Formulate and promote, in collaboration with PAGES and CLIVAR, a programme for analyzing and synthesizing paleoclimatic data in order to reveal evidence of patterns of variability within the climate system over seasonal to millennial time scales.

3. Promote improved quantitative methods of model-data comparison and evaluation in order to understand the variability present in both the paleoclimatic record and the models.

4. Promote the use of paleoclimate data to examine issues of climate predictability.

5. Coordinate with other modeling activities of relevance to IGBP and WCRP.

Upcoming Opportunities for CLIVAR/PAGES Collaboration

The CLIVAR/PAGES working group are working towards fostering greater collaboration between the CLIVAR and PAGES communities.

PAGES News

The ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on “Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: Assessing and understanding their changes and predicting their future” will take place from 15 to 21 July 2019 in Trieste, Ital

The 6th Argo Science Workshop (ASW-6) will be organised on 22-24 October 2018 at Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

This second-generation CLIVAR Science Plan builds on the important legacy of CLIVAR emerging since its inception in 1992 and redirects the CLIVAR goals and priorities for the coming decade after co

CLIVAR FIO summer course on sea level successfully came to an end

The First CLIVAR- FIO summer school on “Past, Present and Future Sea Level Changes” was held at Qingdao, China from June 25 to June 30, 2018.

PAGES Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
Valerie Masson-Delmotte Deputy Director 2012 Lab. Modelisation du Climat et l'Environment France
Gavin Schmidt Deputy Director 2012 NASA GISS & Centre for Clim System Res., Columbia Univ. USA
Hans Linderholm Director 2014 University of Gothenburg Sweden
Yi Wang Director 2014 University of Sussex UK
Michael E Mann Director 2012 Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University USA
Joelle Gergis Director 2014 University of Melbourne Australia
Johann Jungclaus Director 2012 Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Germany