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The South Atlantic plays an important role in the climate of the adjacent continents and contributes actively to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Despite this, and the advance achieved since the World Ocean Current Experiment (WOCE) in the nineties, our understanding of the South Atlantic variability still lags behind that of other basins. In particular, the role...

Today, we are pleased to launch the CLIVAR Atlantic Ocean Blog (AOB) (https://www.clivar.org/atlantic-blog), a blog about the Atlantic Ocean - variability, predictability and change. The AOB is a spinoff from the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (...

Tropical ocean basins influence each other on seasonal and longer timescales. Variations in the Atlantic multi-decadal variability (AMV) can drive changes in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans via atmospheric teleconnections, even modulating global warming.

To have a systematic study on those topics, the 4th Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate...

As decided by the CLIVAR SSG co-chairs, the initial part of the 28th Session of the CLIVAR SSG would be held online on two sessions. The first part was organized on the 5th...

Fig. Global upper 2000 m OHC from 1958 through 2022 according to (a) IAP/CAS and (b) NCEI/NOAA data.

Changes in ocean heat content (OHC), salinity, and stratification provide critical indicators for changes in Earth’s energy and water cycles. These cycles have been profoundly...

Dr. Antonietta Capotondi, member and former co-chair of the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel (PRP), was elected as a PICES WG-49 ex officio member and co-chair, representing CLIVAR. Dr. Capotondi has been actively involved in promoting the interdisciplinary cooperation between CLIVAR and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) over the past years. In...

Three CLIVAR reports have been published online recently:

    1. Report of CLIVAR CDP 2022 annual workshop: https://www.clivar.org/sites/default/files/documents/Report%20to%20CLIVAR-CDP%20annual%20workshop_2.0.pdf

     2. Regional Training Workshop on Observing...

At the beginning of 2023, the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) experienced several changes in its membership:

Dr Wenju Cai ended his term of CLIVAR SSG Co-chair on December 31, 2022 after serving this position for 4 years. Dr Cai will remain member of the SSG for one more year. With his co-leadership, CLIVAR successfully organized a series of activities such as the ICTP-CLIVAR...

Marine Heatwaves (MHWs) are extreme climatic events that impact all ocean basins and can persist from weeks to months and spread over hundreds to thousands of kilometers. MHWs have devastating impacts on marine habitats and ecosystems and influence regional weather systems such as the monsoons and extreme weather events like tropical cyclones. Climate change is...

In response to the rapid pace of scientific advances and recognizing the need for the project to be flexible and responsive to new ideas and challenges, CLIVAR has developed the concept of Research Foci (RF), which have proven to be effective means to initiate in a bottom-up-process, new research and invigorate progress in areas that are of high priority to the...

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...

The BRICS Workshop on Climate Prediction and Marine Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, hosted by the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, organized jointly by the First Institute of Oceanography and the Decade Collaborative Center on Ocean-Climate Nexus and Coordination Amongst Decade Implementing Partners in P. R. China (DCC-OCC), took place on 12-13 December 2022, in Qingdao of...

The CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) organized an online meeting on 5th December 2022 to discuss the membership proposals, 2023 CLIVAR budgets, new CLIVAR Research Focus proposals, as well as the current status of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO). The CLIVAR SSG members, one representative from WCRP Secretariat and four ICPO staff...

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