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AMS 95th Annual Meeting Sessions Relevant to CLIVAR

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The 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorlogical Society will be held on January 4-8, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme for the meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. Abstracts are due August 1. 

Check out our compiled list of sessions relevant to the CLIVAR community. 

AGU Fall Meeting Sessions Relevant to CLIVAR

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AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 15 - 19. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions that are relevant to the community. Organized according to the Science Plan research challenges and core science topics, this list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to help the community digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions. As a reminder, abstracts are due August 6. 

2013 US AMOC Annual Report on Progress and Priorities

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Now available online is the sixth annual report for the US AMOC Science Team. This report features progress made in the past year on the main objectives of the program, identifies any programmatic gaps, and makes recommendations on near-term research priorities for the program. Findings and recommendations from an external review process conducted in 2012-2013 and highlights from the US AMOC/UK Rapid international meeting are also featured.

Spring 2014 Edition of Variations

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Check out our latest edition of Variations with invited articles on Greenland’s glaciers and their response to forcing by the ocean and atmosphere.  Understanding how the Greenland ice sheet behaves in a changing climate is essential to predicting future sea level rise and the effect of changing fresh water fluxes on the circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean and its related climate impacts. 

Summary of Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Workshop

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The US CLIVAR Working Group on Extremes releases its summary report of the 2013 workshop on Analyses, Dynamics, and Modeling of Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns Associated with Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Events. The report synthesizes the findings and discussion of the 62 participating scientists who explored data issues, statistical and dynamical methods, and modeling approaches to enable improved analysis and simulation of short-term (5 days or less) extreme events in North America. It also presents a clear set of recommendations to accelerate progress in this important field of research.

2014 US AMOC Science Team Meeting

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The 2014 US AMOC Science Team Meeting to be held in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11.  The bi-annual meeting is open to all US and international scientists interested in learning about and sharing research on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, including its linkages with climate variability and change. Abstracts are no longer being accepted for this meeting. Please visit the meeting site for further details. 

New US CLIVAR Science Plan

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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.