25th Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group

Saturday, February 15, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020
Event City: 
San Diego
Event Attendance: 
CLIVAR SSG members, CLIVAR Panel/RF representatives, Observers
Event Contact: 
Jose Santos
Event Description: 


The 25th Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group will be held in San Diego, CA., USA from 15th to 16th February 2020. The meeting will be hosted by US CLIVAR and will bring together the members of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG), the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), representatives from US CLIVAR, US agency program leaders/managers, co-chairs of the Panels, Research Foci, and other WCRP core projects, and invited speakers to review progress, identify opportunities for enhanced collaboration, and develop strategies to achieve CLIVAR’s objectives.


Preparatory Documents

Report of the 24th SSG meeting

SSG Meeting Agenda



ICMPO reform


Activity Reports/Proposal

CDP - Climate Dynamics Panel

OMDP - Ocean Model Development Panel

GSOP - Global Synthesis and Observations Panel

Monsoons - CLIVAR-GEWEX Monsoons Panel.

ARP - Atlantic Region Panel

PRP - Pacific Region Panel

IORP - Indian Ocean Region Panel

SORP- Southern Ocean Region Panel

NORP - Northern Ocean Region Panel

Sea Level - Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts Grand Challenge

DCVP - Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability

EBUS - Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems

TBI – Tropical Basin Interactions
TBI proposal,    TBI Response to comments




Annalisa Bracco abracco@gatech.edu Georgia Institue of Technology
Wenju Cai wenju.cai@csiro.au CSIRO
Mauricio Mata mauricio.m.mata@gmail.com Federal University of Rio Grande
Sonya Legg slegg@princeton.edu Princeton University
Francois Engelbrecht Francois.Engelbrecht@wits.ac.za University of the Witwatersrand
Gokhan Danabasoglu gokhan@ucar.edu NCAR
Magdalena Balmaseda magdalena.balmaseda@ecmwf.int ECMWF
Soon-il An sian@yonsei.ac.kr Yonsei University, Korea
Mat Collins M.Collins@exeter.ac.uk University of Exeter, UK
M Ravichandran Mravi@ncaor.gov.in NCPOR, India
Masa Kageyama masa.kageyama@lsce.ipsl.fr LSCE, France
Nathan Bindoff n.bindoff@utas.edu.au University of Tasmania, Australia


Baylor Fox-Kemper baylor@brown.edu  OMDP
Shoshiro Minobe minobe@sci.hokudai.ac.jp  CDP
Francoise Guichard (Remote participation) 


Elisabeth Sikes sikes@marine.rutgers.edu SORP
Ruth Mottram (Remote participation)    rum@dmi.dk  NORP
Walter Robinson warobin3@ncsu.edu ARP
Roxy Mathew Koll  roxy@tropmet.res.in IORP
Lisa Beal lbeal@rsmas.miami.edu IORP
Antonietta Capotondi antonietta.capotondi@noaa.gov PRP
Ryan Rykaczewski ryan.rykaczewski@noaa.gov EBUS
Roderik van de Wal R.S.W.vandeWal@uu.nl SL
Steven Jayne sjayne@whoi.edu GSOP
Yochanan Kushnir kushnir@ldeo.columbia.edu DCVP
Ingo Richter richter@jamstec.go.jp TBI
Noel Keenlyside Noel.Keenlyside@gfi.uib.no TBI



Detlef Stammer detlef.stammer@uni-hamburg.de Chair, WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC)
Mike Sparrow msparrow@wmo.int Officer in charge, WCRP
Graeme Stephens graeme.stephens@jpl.nasa.gov GEWEX
Salvatore Arico S.Arico@unesco.org IOC
Mike Patterson mpatterson@usclivar.org US CLIVAR Project Office
Jennie Zhu jzhu@usclivar.org US CLIVAR Project Office
Carol Anne Clayson cclayson@whoi.edu US CLIVAR SSC Chair
James F. Todd james.todd@noaa.gov  NOAA Ocean Observations and Monitoring Division
Sandy Lucas sandy.lucas@noaa.gov NOAA Climate Variability and Predictability Program
Virginia Selz virginia.selz@noaa.gov   NOAA Climate Observations and Modeling Program
Xujing Jia Davis xdavis@nsf.gov NSF Arctic Natural Sciences
Jose Santos (Remote participation)  jose.santos@clivar.org ICPO
Liping Yin (Remote participation)  liping.yin@clivar.org ICPO
Jing Li (Remote participation)  jing.li@clivar.org ICPO
Qian Zhao  (Remote participation)  qian.zhao@clivar.org ICPO


The participants have to book by themselves.  Here is the link for the SSG meeting participants to use to book rooms at the $199/night rate: Click Here. The rate is effective from Friday, February 14 through Friday, February 21 (for those staying beyond the SSG meeting dates).

Meeting room

The meeting will be organized in Carte HotelSan Diego, CA, the same hotel as the recommend lodging place.

 Local Information

Local Climate

In most years, San Diego averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 63- and 67-degrees Fahrenheit (17 to 19 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 49 and 53 °F (9 to 12 °C). Average daily high temperatures remain steady throughout February. The nighttime low temperatures rise by 2 °F (1 °C) from the month's beginning to the end.

February is San Diego's rainiest month. Even so, the climate this month remains quite dry. Three out of four days on average get no rain. Half the time, San Diego receives 1 to 3 inches (22 to 71 mm) of rainfall in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation falls as snow.

The relative humidity in San Diego during February usually peaks at 74 percent just after midnight then drops to 53 percent by early afternoon.



If you have further questions, please contact:

Jose Santos (jose.santos@clivar.org)