CLIVAR related sessions in the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting


The 2020 AGU Fall Meeting is going to be held on 7-11 December in San Francisco, USA. In preparation for the meeting, we have compiled a list of sessions that are relevant to the community and convened by CLIVAR Panels, Research Foci and community members. Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. The list of sessions is not intended to be exhaustive but to help digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events. If you would like to have your session included in the list, please email to


Tropical Basin Interaction Research Focus

OS029 - Tropical inter-basin interaction: processes, pathways and predictability

Primary Convener: Ingo Richter- JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Conveners: Noel Keenlyside- University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre, Andrea Taschetto- University of New South Wales, Malte F Stuecker- University of Hawaii at Manoa


Climate Dynamics Panel

A014 - Advancing predictive understanding of climate variability and change associated with air-sea interactions and interbasin connections

Primary Convener: Shoshiro Minobe-Hokkaido University

Conveners: Aixue Hu- NCAR, Alexey Karpechko- Finnish Meteorological Institute, Rhys Parfitt- Florida State University


Southern Ocean Region Panel

OS024 - Sources and consequences of Southern Ocean freshening: Toward synthesising observations and modelling

Primary Convener: Torge Martin- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Convener: Inga Smith- University of Otago


Northern Oceans Region Panel

C032 - Sea ice change and variability: Implications for the biophysical climate systems of the Arctic, Antarctic, and beyond

Primary Convener: Michael Steele- Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington

Conveners: Marilyn N Raphael- UCLA, Laura Castro de la Guardia- University of Alberta, Amy Solomon- Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences


Pacific Region Panel

OS030 - Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability: Drivers, Predictability and Impacts

Primary Convener: Shayne McGregor- Monash University

Conveners: Yu Kosaka- University of Tokyo, Jing-Jia Luo - NUIST Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Samantha Stevenson- University of California Santa Barbara

OS006 - El Niño Southern Oscillation in a Changing Climate

Primary Convener: Agus Santoso- University of New South Wales/ Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR), CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Conveners: Michael J McPhaden- NOAA/PMEL, Antonietta Capotondi- University of Colorado, Andrew Thorne Wittenberg- NOAA/GFDL


Atlantic Region Panel

A026 - Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes Governing the Trade-wind Regions

Primary Convener: Patricia Quinn

Conveners: Robert Pincus-University of Colorado at Boulder, Hyodae Seo-WHOI, Paquita Zuidema-University of Miami


Sessions Convened by CLIVAR Members

OS028 - Treading water: Understanding Sea Level Rise and connections to coastal flooding and impacts

Primary Convener: Emily A. Smith- NOAA Washington DC

Conveners: Benjamin Hamlington- University of Colorado at Boulder, Philip R Thompson- JIMAR, University of Hawaii

GC052 - Large-scale atmosphere-ocean dynamics of climate variability and climate change

Primary Convener: Robert Jnglin Wills- University of Washington

Conveners: Dillon J Amaya- University of Colorado, Natalie Burls- George Mason University, Elizabeth Maroon- University of Wisconsin Madison

GC032 - Dynamics of oceanic mesoscale eddies from regional to global scales under a changing climate

Primary Convener: Aixue Hu- National Center for Atmospheric Research

Convener: Mengrong Ding- State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences


Other Related Sessions

GC073 - The global water cycle: coupling and exchanges between the ocean, land, and atmosphere

Primary Convener: Paul James Durack-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Conveners: John T Reager-NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer-NASA Headquarters


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