CLIVAR CDP online panel meeting 2022 took place in June

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel organized a series online meetings in June 2022 which aimed to give opportunity to the members to get familiar with each other’s work and to plan the future panel activities.

The meeting took place on 1st, 7th, 13th and 23th June, with 1 hour each session. During the first session, Sarah briefly reported the current situation of the CDP 2022 annual workshop. She mentioned that all the invited speakers have accepted the invitation, and they have already known the workshop before Sarah sent out the invitation. After that, all the members reported their most current work. You can see the titles of the reports in the annex.

As planned,  CDP will organize workshop once a year. The topic for next year’s workshop was discussed and determined during this panel meeting. Considering the importance of the AMOC, CDP will highlight AMOC for next year’s workshop. The preliminary idea was to study the AMOC mechanism, teleconnection inter-basin connection discrepancy between observation and models, Inter-model spread, and how AMOC is affected by different time scales, subseasonal variabilities and longer, as well as energy transport. The scientific committee would be set up soon after this meeting.

CDP also discussed the other potential activities that can be organized as a group. Noel mentioned that climate community neglected the weather time scale which is a problematic in terms of assessments of models and forecasts. So Noel recommended to set up a working group that attaches to CDP, but involving people from outside CDP to settle this issue. The proposed activities could be a review paper as a start, and a workshop, then some model assessments as well as diagnostic works.

Along with the less impact of the COVID, the next in-person panel meeting is discussed, but it could only be determined until the venue of the next workshop be settled.

Annex: Titles of the reports

Atlantic meridional overturning circulation: mechanisms and its global impacts (Aixue Hu)
Western Boundary Current pre-conditioning of extreme atmospheric events (Rhys Parfitt)
Role of Indian Ocean heating anomalies in the early winter ENSO teleconnection to the Soth Asian and North Atlantic regions (Fred Kucharski)
Conceptual models of tropical atmospheric dynamics (Martin S. Singh)
Climate Dynamics pathways to improved predictive capability (Noel Keenlyside)
Ongoing research on stratosphere –troposphere coupling (Alexey Karpechko)
Role of Southern Ocean in shaping the Tropical Pacific Ocean (Sarah Kang)
Natalie Burls: From the Top of the Atmosphere to the Ocean Sediments
Simple theories for continental climate dynamics (Mike Byrne)
Tuning, variability and climate sensitivity of the IPSL-CM6A-LR climate model (Juliette Mignot)
External driers of variability in surface temperature and sea ice around the Antarctic Peninsula (Ramiro Saurral)
Mid-latitude air-sea interaction (Kuroshio), Regional sea level rise (mainly round Japan), Oceanic bridge from subtropics to tropics. (Yoshi N. Sasaki)