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The International Project Offices (IPOs) and Joint Planning Staff (JPS) of WCRP held a teleconference on Sep. 9, 2020. The telecon focused on the discussion of the involvement of the IPOs in the WCRP restructuring process, as well as how to strengthen the communication between WCRP JSC and IPOs. Representatives from the WCRP JPS and project offices of CLIVAR, CliC, GEWEX, SPARC, CORDEX, CORA,...

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel organized the routine telecom on 10th August 2020. The telecon continued its presentation from the new members, and the new WCRP implementation plan, including the input for the WCRP Lighthouse Activities, the new WCRP ‘pillars’, and nominations for the Lighthouse Activities have been discussed among the panel. Chaired by the CDP co-chairs, eight...

The ‘butterfly effect’ is used by climate scientists to refer to an infinitesimal random perturbation to an identical initial condition (for example, in surface temperatures) causing drastically different trajectories. A recent study published in Nature (Cai et al. 2020  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2641-x...

The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels is now open, with appointment starting in January 2021. Nominations can be submitted online via the nomination form, deadline for the submissions is 23rd October, 2020. Detailed information about CLIVAR panels, including current activities and...

The CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel had a one-hour telecon on 6 August 2020. 11 PRP members and ICPO staff attended the telecon, with apologies received from three members. The telecon focused primarily on the discussion of the CLIVAR-endorsed observational project entitled ‘Enhancing the Chilean Climate Ocean...

Climate models are core tools for understanding the mechanisms underlying climate change and making long-term and short-term predictions. The research group from the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China has developed a new generation of Earth System Model (FIO-ESM v2.0) and participated in the phase 6 of the Coupling Model Intercomparison Project...

The IndOOS Resource Forum (IRF) had its 11th meeting virtually on 19 August 2020. Roxy Mathew Koll, co-chair of IORP and Jing Li from ICPO participated the meeting on behalf of CLIVAR. The major uptakes from the meeting are as below:

  • The action items from IRF-10, in particular on the membership, have been reviewed...

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Scientific Coordinator to promote and help coordinate regional activities across the range of...

The CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel (NORP) held a teleconference in 27th July, 2020, chaired by Amy Solomon, with the participation of Celine Heuzé, Benjamin Rabe, Sheldon Bacon, Xiangdong Zhang, Jun Inoue, and Liping Yin from the ICPO.

NORP is organizing a review paper on “Arctic Ocean heat and freshwater transport and storage in models and observations” which is expected to...

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) held a teleconference on 197h July 2020. The CDP co-chairs, Shoshiro Minobe and Noel Keenlyside chaired this meeting, members including Ramiro Ignacio Saurral, Simona Bordoni, Sarah Kang, Rhys Parfitt, Natalie Burls, and Liping Yin from the ICPO participated.

CDP will convene a session at the AGU fall meeting...

The CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) held the teleconference on 14st July, 2020, chaired by Inga Smith, and with the participation of Matthew Mazloff, David Bromwich, Neil Swart, Sandra Barreira, Robin Robertson, and Liping Yin from the ICPO.

SORP serves as a forum for the discussion and communication of scientific advances in the understanding of climate variability...

The CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP) held a teleconference on 21st July, 2020, chaired by Andrea Storto  and Steven R. Jayne, and with the participation of Nathalie Zilberman, Shuhei Masuda, Louis Clement, Peter Oke, Lijing Cheng, François Counillon, Ken Ando, and Jose Santos from the ICPO.

 

Main points discussed during the teleconference are:...

Please join us to congratulate Dr. Eleanor Frajka-Williams, member of the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP), to receive the reputable Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award in 2021 presented by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). There will be a formal presentation at the 101st AMS Annual Meeting to be held from 10 to 14 January, 2021 in New Orleans, USA.

The award is given...

The 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society will take place in New Orleans, Luisiana from 10 to 14 January, 2021, with the theme being strengthening engagement with communities through our science and service. In this webpage we present you a series of sessions relevant to the CLIVAR community. Abstract submission deadline for most of the conferences/symposia is 24 August,...

The draft of the Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review Report is now available and ready for review. We are expecting that experts and stakeholders will be willing to review and critically assess the draft to provide guidance on how it should be adjusted and improved. 

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