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Climate models are used to simulate aspects of the real climate, subject to model numerics, physics and approximations. As such, drifts/biases are often present when models are initialized from observed conditions to produce climate predictions. The drift can be defined as the sequence of physical processes by which the model adjusts back to its own biased mean climate state. Model drifts must...

Several parellel sessions, proposed for the AGU Fall meeting (San Francisco, 14-18 december 2015), are related to CLIVAR science. ...

Figure 1: Average sea-level over the entire tropical Indian Ocean north of 20°S, since the beginning of the altimeter data record. The ...

The Mercator-Ocean Scientific Newsletter is being published electronically 4 times a year, on January, April, July and October 1st. Its purpose is to...

A recent study (Tedeschi & Collins, 2015), published by International Journal of Climatology, investigates how 35 CMIP5 models simulate South American precipitation anomalies under the influence of different types of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The observed precipitation in South America exhibits significant anomalies when there are strong sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA)...

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.

The workshop is motivated by a goal to improve air-sea flux estimates in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic marginal seas, though the issues addressed in...

WESTPAC TRAINING COURSE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate

Qingdao, China, 7-18 September 2015

The UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (hereinafter...

On 27 May, Dr Annalisa Bracco, Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and CLIVAR SSG member, presented a talk on “Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes: Observations and Modeling” to FIO staff and students.  She highlighted the importance of ocean submesoscale turbulence in dissipating the incoming energy in the ocean, something that is not well represented in climate models.  She also...

The ICPO has been very active in promoting CLIVAR science and activities for the scientific community in China. The ICPO staff have already visited several Chinese institutions http://www.clivar.org/news/icpo-visits-chinese-institutions.

Last week, the ICPO hosted Prof. Detlef Stammer, SSG co-chair, and this...

CLIVAR Open Science Conference

“Charting the course for future climate and ocean research”

Qingdao, China (pending official government approval)

19-23 September 2016 - CLIVAR OSC


16-18 September 2016: Early Career Scientists Symposium

 

The collective voice and expertise of the international climate community is essential to...

The special IO50 Symposium "Dynamics of the Indian Ocean: Perspective and Retrospective" is to be held from 30 November - 4 December, 2015 at Goa, India. Abstract submission is open till 31st May 2015.

This Symposium will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Indian Ocean Expedition and...

The latest issue of Exchanges is now out! The theme of this Exchanges is on Monsoons: "Advancing understanding of monsoon variability and improving prediction". It has been produced by the new jointly-sponsored CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, and it is the first issue produced by the International CLIVAR Monsoons Project...

As the first in a planned series of visits, Valery Detemmerman, Executive Director of the CLIVAR ICPO, and Nico Caltabiano, ICPO Senior Staff Scientist, visited the South China Sea Institute of Oceanography (SCSIO) in Guangzhou and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and the Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration in...

Several of the parallel sessions happening at the "Our common future under climate change" Conference have been organised by members of the CLIVAR community and linked to the CLIVAR Research Foci, together with some partner programmes. The...

The CLIVAR ENSO Research Focus team is encouraging early career scientists (Postdocs, PhD students) interested in ENSO research to contribute to the 4th ENSO workshop which will happen alongside with the "Our Common Future Under Climate Change" conference held in Paris, July 6-10, 2015.

The workshop will be limited to 50 active researchers, of whom 30 will be invited. PhD students and...

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