Launching of the CLIVAR Atlantic Ocean Blog (AOB)

Today, we are pleased to launch the CLIVAR Atlantic Ocean Blog (AOB) (, a blog about the Atlantic Ocean - variability, predictability and change. The AOB is a spinoff from the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP), a group of scientists interested in and studying climate variations with a particular focus on the Atlantic Ocean.  The AOB is written, edited and moderated by Ingo Richter (Senior Scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, JAMSTEC), Eleanor Frajka-Williams (a professor at the Universität Hamburg, Institute of Oceanography) and Regina Rodrigues (a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina) with guest posts from the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel and others. For more introduction to AOB, please refer to ‘Welcome to the AOB: Atlantic Ocean Blog!’. Ideas and explanations should be attributed to the post's author, and do not necessarily represent the views of the WCRP or CLIVAR. You are sincerely invited to contribute a post of your interest. Also, please get in touch with us if you’ve got a question or a topic you’d like explained, and coordinators will do their best to answer.

Meanwhile, the first blog on ‘The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, aka the ‘Great Ocean Conveyor’’ is a contribution from Eleanor Frajka-Williams (co-chair of ARP), talking about ‘What is this system of currents?’ and ‘What has it been doing lately?’