Check out the list of US CLIVAR-relevant sessions and other events for 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

The 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held February 16-21 in San Diego, California. A list of US CLIVAR-sponsored sessions along with Town Halls, events, workshops, and other sessions that may be of interested to the US CLIVAR community was put together. The list is being regularly updated until September 11, 2019. For more information, please refer to the US CLIVAR webpage.

You may be interested in the following US CLIVAR sponsored session.

PC001 - Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: An on-going challenge

Session ID#: 84627

Session Description:
Due to the importance of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) in the transport and storage of heat, freshwater, carbon, and nutrients, considerable efforts from the international ocean and climate community over the past two decades have sought to observe and model the AMOC. As a consequence, significant progress has been made in understanding of the AMOC’s role in the climate system through its interactions with the atmosphere on seasonal to multi-decadal time scales. Nevertheless, challenges remain with many unresolved questions that include: spatial coherency of AMOC and associated time scales; and robust driving mechanisms of AMOC variability. Better syntheses of observations, paleo proxies, and models are required to examine AMOC over longer time scales, as well as to address how knowledge of the AMOC could enhance climate predictions. Improved integration of physical and biogeochemical observations is needed to understand the role of AMOC in carbon and nutrient budgets.

We invite contributions from observational (instrumental or proxy) and modelling studies of the AMOC and its impacts on climate on all time scales.

  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:
4215 Climate and interannual variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL] 
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL] 
4263 Ocean predictability and prediction [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL] 
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
Primary Chair:  Meric A Srokosz, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Co-chairs:  Gokhan Danabasoglu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Kathleen A Donohue, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States and Femke de Jong, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Ocean Science Systems, Texel, Netherlands
Primary Liaison:  Meric A Srokosz, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom