The new US CLIVAR Science Plan is now available outlining the research goals and strategies for the next 15 years of the program. Specifically, the Plan is intended to: 1) update the goals and priorities of US CLIVAR based on achievements to date; 2) articulate the expansion of core research to target specific research challenges; 3) emphasize strengthened ties to the broader Earth Sciences community and relevance to societal impacts; 4) bolster research funding commitments by US agencies to achieve their mission objectives; and 5) articulate the envisioned collaborations with other US and international research programs.
US and International CLIVAR held a Town Hall on Monday at the AGU Fall 2013 Meeting. Representatives from both programs outlined the future directions and goals of CLIVAR followed by an audience Q&A session. Click here to download the slideshow presentation. If you're attending AGU 2013, here are some other selected sessions during the week that may be of particular interest to the CLIVAR community.
The US CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group was formed to coordinate efforts to produce a set of model experiments designed to improve understanding of the variability of tropical cyclone formation in climate models. The WG hosted a workshop this summer at GFDL that included presentations by US and international scientists. The Hurricane Workshop Report, summarizing 30 presentations over the 2.5 day event, is now available online
The theme for the Fall 2013 edition of Variations is Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone frequency and intensity. The edition contains articles from members of the US CLIVAR Hurricane Working Group including findings presented at the recent workshop at GFDL.
The OSM 2014 program committee is extending the abstract submission deadline to Monday morning, November 4, 2013 (by 8:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time) for ocean scientists who were directly affected by the recent U.S. government shutdown and could not submit their abstract and pay the associated fee by the October 4, 2013 deadline. See a list of CLIVAR-relavent session below.