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The Tropical Pacific Observing Needs Workshop will be organized by US CLIVAR on May 24-26, 2021.

A CLIVAR Community Teleconference was organised on 25th January 2021, with the participation of representatives from the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG), Panels and Research Foci, the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts (SL GC) and the ICPO.

The 1st WCRP Secretariat & IPOs telecon in 2021 was organized on 21st January, with the participation of representatives from the IPOs of CLIVAR, CORDEX, SPARC, S2S, CORA, YESS and WCRP Secretariat. 

The 2nd preparatory meeting of the ‘WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins’ was organized on January 20th, 2021.

The WCRP Regional Focal Point (RFP) Team for the sub-region of Eastern Asia organized its second telecon on January 19th, 2021.

The 1st preparatory meeting of the ‘WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins’ was organized on January 13th, 2021.



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 consultation with scientists and stakeholders throughout the climate community.

Registration is open now! Please see more details here.

This event is postponed. Please stay tuned for new announcement here.

IndOOS Decadal Review (2006 ~ 2016) is ready! To read more, click here


Science Highlights

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In the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, easterly trade winds prevail and upwelling occurs in the eastern equatorial basin. In contrast, the Indian Ocean is subject to intense seasonally reversing monsoon wind forcing, and the annual mean prevailing winds in the equatorial basin. This provides unique features of interannual variability of the upwelling in the tropical Indian Ocean.

ENSO in the Pacific Ocean has major worldwide social and economic consequences through its global scale effects on atmospheric and oceanic circulation, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and other natural systems. Ongoing climate change is projected to significantly alter ENSO’s dynamics and impacts.

The paper uses an unprecedented ensemble of regional climate model (RCM) projections over seven regional CORDEX domains to provide, for the first time, an RCM based global view of monsoon changes at various levels of increased greenhouse gas (GHG) forcing.