AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 14 - 18. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions that are relevant to the community. Consider submitting an abstract by the August 5 deadline.
Leading up to the 2015 Summit, US CLIVAR Working Groups and the US AMOC Science Team are presenting on their efforts to advance the science. The archived videos and slides of the three webinars that have been hosted, so far, can be viewed online: Extremes Working Group, Eastern Tropical Oceans Synthesis Working Group, and Arctic Change and Possible Influence on Mid-Latitude Weather and Climate Working Group.
This joint newsletter, organized by the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) and US CLIVAR programs, is called "Understanding and predicting ocean carbon uptake using coupled climate models: Recent achievements and open challenges." The newsletter is based on contributions from members of the Ocean Carbon Uptake Working Group and participants from a recent workshop. It is representative of the challenges and advances across disciplines in modeling and understanding mechanisms, sensitivities, and feedbacks of ocean carbon uptake.
An open, US CLIVAR-sponsored workshop called Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models will be held October 15-16, 2015 at NOAA GFDL in Princeton, NJ. The purpose of the workshop is to assess the current understanding of physical processes, which could lead to significant climate and weather prediction model improvements on a 5-year timescale. Application and abstract submissions are due August 3.
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The 2015 US CLIVAR Summit will held August 4-6 in Tucson, Arizona. The Summit will bring together the members of the Scientific Steering Committee and its three implementation Panels, agency managers, and invited speakers to review progress, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to advance US CLIVAR goals under the direction of the Science Plan. The meeting will have two special sessions, one on the warming haitus and the other on forecasting ENSO. (Please note this is an invite only meeting.)
Now available online is the seventh 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 programmatic gaps, and makes recommendations on near and long-term research priorities and goals for the program. Over 50 research projects are featured in the report. Furthermore, the report lists action items for each Task Team to address, which are based upon the discussions at the 2014 Annual Science Team meeting in Seattle.
A new section has been launched on the website to feature US CLIVAR-related research, with an emphasis on recent and interesting findings. The purpose is to help share these findings with the broader scientific community. Scientists are encouraged to submit a highlight and guidelines have been developed to provide more information about the format and who can submit.