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On 30th September, the co-chairs of CLIVAR panels and Research Focus, members of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group, and staff of the International CLIVAR Project offices (Qingdao and Pune) held a teleconference in order to discuss the ongoing WCRP Implementation Plan and how CLIVAR as a community should respond and provide feedback. The meeting was chaired by Sonya Legg, co-chair...

The CLIVAR Tropical Basin Interaction RF held its monthly teleconference on 24th September, chaired by Ingo Richter and Noel Keenlyside, and with the participation of Fred Kucharski, Chunzai Wang, Yuko Okumura, Belen Rodriguez-Fonseca, Hiroki Tokinaga, Xichen Li, Ping Chang, Regina Rodriguez, Andrea Taschetto, Miriam Pfeiffer, and Jose Santos from the ICPO.

Main points of the...

Upon invitation by the Executive Secretary of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), CLIVAR joined the PICES-2020 Annual Meeting (virtual) as an observer. The theme of the meeting is “How does 30 years of research on changing North Pacific ecosystems inform the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?”.

CLIVAR participated in the Physical...

The CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP) held its quarterly telecon on 21 September 2020. Ten IORP members and ICPO staff attended the telecon, with apologies received from five members. Emma Heslop from the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) was invited to introduce the GOOS’ ongoing effort in assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on global ocean observing networks, and share the...

Different RegCM CORDEX domains used in the analyses. The colored land area within each domain reflects the region that has been used from each RegCM integration for spatial plots. Boxes represent areas used for various zonal average analyses

A paper entitled ...

The International Project Offices (IPOs) and Joint Planning Staff (JPS) of WCRP held a teleconference on Sep. 9, 2020. The telecon focused on the discussion of the involvement of the IPOs in the WCRP restructuring process, as well as how to strengthen the communication between WCRP JSC and IPOs. Representatives from the WCRP JPS and project offices of CLIVAR, CliC, GEWEX, SPARC, CORDEX, CORA,...

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel organized the routine telecom on 10th August 2020. The telecon continued its presentation from the new members, and the new WCRP implementation plan, including the input for the WCRP Lighthouse Activities, the new WCRP ‘pillars’, and nominations for the Lighthouse Activities have been discussed among the panel. Chaired by the CDP co-chairs, eight...

The ‘butterfly effect’ is used by climate scientists to refer to an infinitesimal random perturbation to an identical initial condition (for example, in surface temperatures) causing drastically different trajectories. A recent study published in Nature (Cai et al. 2020  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2641-x...

The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels is now open, with appointment starting in January 2021. Nominations can be submitted online via the nomination form, deadline for the submissions is 23rd October, 2020. Detailed information about CLIVAR panels, including current activities and membership can be found on the ...

The CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel had a one-hour telecon on 6 August 2020. 11 PRP members and ICPO staff attended the telecon, with apologies received from three members. The telecon focused primarily on the discussion of the CLIVAR-endorsed observational project entitled ‘Enhancing the Chilean Climate Ocean...

Climate models are core tools for understanding the mechanisms underlying climate change and making long-term and short-term predictions. The research group from the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China has developed a new generation of Earth System Model (FIO-ESM v2.0) and participated in the phase 6 of the Coupling Model Intercomparison Project...

The IndOOS Resource Forum (IRF) had its 11th meeting virtually on 19 August 2020. Roxy Mathew Koll, co-chair of IORP and Jing Li from ICPO participated the meeting on behalf of CLIVAR. The major uptakes from the meeting are as below:

  • The action items from IRF-10, in particular on the membership, have been reviewed...

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Scientific Coordinator to promote and help coordinate regional activities across the range of...

The CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel (NORP) held a teleconference in 27th July, 2020, chaired by Amy Solomon, with the participation of Celine Heuzé, Benjamin Rabe, Sheldon Bacon, Xiangdong Zhang, Jun Inoue, and Liping Yin from the ICPO.

NORP is organizing a review paper on “Arctic Ocean heat and freshwater transport and storage in models and observations” which is expected to...

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) held a teleconference on 197h July 2020. The CDP co-chairs, Shoshiro Minobe and Noel Keenlyside chaired this meeting, members including Ramiro Ignacio Saurral, Simona Bordoni, Sarah Kang, Rhys Parfitt, Natalie Burls, and Liping Yin from the ICPO participated.

CDP will convene a session at the AGU fall meeting...

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