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Research Highlight: The more extreme nature of US warm season climate

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Arid and semi-arid regions are projected to experience the most adverse impacts of climate change. Intensifying drought and precipitation extremes are found in the observational record and current global climate projections according to the recent IPCC report.

Sign-up for the webcast of Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models workshop

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Remote participation will be available during the plenary sessions of the upcoming workshop, Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models, to be held October 15-16 at NOAA GFDL. Registration must be received before the workshop begins. Remote participants will be able to ask questions via a chat box. 

Summit presentations online, plus a video

Warming hiatus video

Bringing together members of the community, the 2015 Summit featured scientific and programmatic presentations and engaging discussions to advance activities of the US CLIVAR program. These presentations are now available online, as well as a video highlighting the talks from the special science session on "Understanding the Earth's Climate Warming Hiatus."

Variations 2015 Summer Edition

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The slowdown in the rate of global mean surface temperature warming over the past 15 years or so has arguably led to one of the most contentious debates in the climate community. In fact, some argue there is no "hiatus." The latest edition of the newsletter, Understanding the Earth's Climate Warming Hiatus: Putting the pieces together, features six articles providing various perspectives on the controversial topic. 

CLIVAR-relevant sessions at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting

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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.