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Figure  Multi-model mean 30-year (1980–2009) mean sea ice concentration (%). Columns are (from the left) OMIP-1, OMIP-2, OMIP-2 − OMIP-1, and an observational dataset...

The ENSO Conceptual Models Working Group of PRP kicked off by its first telecon organised in two sessions on June 29 and 30 respectively to accommodate the participants located in different time zones. All WG members but two attended the telecon sessions.

The telecon started with an overview of the WG by Jerome Vialard, lead of the WG, who reviewed the motivation and development of the...

The WCRP International Project Offices (IPOs) and Joint Planning Staff (JPS) had the monthly telecon on 29 June, 2020. During the telecon, there was a report of the key activities from each IPO, as well as the update for the upcoming JSC meetings and planning for next year.

Jose Santos presented on behalf of ICPO on the following highlights from CLIVAR side during the telecon: Panels...

The newly established CLIVAR Research Focus on "Tropical Basin Interaction" is now inviting abstracts on "...

The CLIVAR Southern Ocean Region Panel held an online meeting on 10th June. For this third telecom since the last rotation of members in March 2020, the two co-chairs of SORP, Inga Smith and Torge Martin, were joined by panel members Karen Assmann, Sandra Barreira, Tore Hattermann, Robin Robertson, Neil Swart, and Michiyo...

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) held a teleconference on 19th June 2020, chaired by Shoshiro Minobe and Noel Keenlyside, and with the participation of Ramiro Ignacio Saurral, Aixue Hu, Simona Bordoni, Rym Msadek, Sarah Kang, Rhys Parfitt, Natalie Burls, and Liping Yin from the ICPO.

In this special COVID-19 situation, the CDP didn’t give up the scientific...

The CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel had its quarterly telecon via a GoToMeeting on June 8, 2020. All ARP members participated in the telecon except for Kemgang Ghomsi Franck Eitel. Many topics were covered during the 80-mins telecon, including: the update on the CLIVAR-FIO Summer School; the establishment of an AMOC Task Team; the Tropical Atlantic Observing System (...

The Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) provides scientific guidance for all aspects of WCRP, aligned to the overall aims and interests of the sponsoring organizations: the World Meteorological Organization, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and the International Science Council.

WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations...

The CLIVAR Tropical Basin Interaction Research Focus held its second teleconference on 2nd June 2020, 23h00-24h00 GMT, chaired by Ingo Richter and Noel Keenlyside, and with the participation of Fred Kucharski, Fan Jia, Chunzai Wang, Yuko Okumura, Belen Rodriguez-Fonseca, Hiroki Tokinaga, Xichen Li, and Jose Santos from the ICPO.

 

Main points of the teleconference...

The recording of the 2nd TBI telecon on June 2, 2020 is availabe here.

The monthly telecon for WCRP Joint Planning Staff and International Project Offices (IPOs) was organised on 27 May 2020, chaired by ICPO. Jose Santos, Rupa Kumar Kolli, Jing Li and Liping Yin from ICPO participated in the telecon. The telecon included the updates from each IPO, as well as the outcomes from WCRP JSC-41 and follow-up actions.

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The Australian Academy of Science has elected 24 new Fellows for 2020 this month for their outstanding contributions to science. Dr. Wenju Cai, co-chair of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG), has been included in this prestigious group.

Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among Australia’s most distinguished scientists, elected by their peers for ground-breaking...

The 41st Session of the WCRP's Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) was opened online on Monday 18, 2020 and closed on 22 May.

In this special situation of the pandemic of COVID-19, the initial face-to-face JSC-41 was changed into a condensed and virtual meeting. More than 80 scientists/WCRP staffs including JSC members, chairs of core projects, grand...

The abstract submission deadline for the research topic on ‘Climate Services for Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise’ in Frontiers in Marine Science, has been extended to 15 June 2020. The research topic is coordinated by the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts, aiming to gather research...

 

A US and International CLIVAR workshop, Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere, was held on February 17-18, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, USA, with the participation of more than 50 oceanographers and atmospheric scientists from ten nations to assess the state of knowledge about ocean eddy-atmosphere interactions...

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