Groups and Teams

US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee includes the chairs of each panel and three at-large (non-panel) members. This committee is charged with promoting balance withing the various elements of the program, identifying scientific gaps, providing oversight to the US CLIVAR Project Office, and keeping the National Research Council apprised of the status of US CLIVAR.

 

US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee
Member name Institution Term through
Robert Weller, Chair Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Dec. 2015
Arun Kumar, Co-chair NOAA National Centers for Environmental Predicton Dec. 2015
Janet Sprintall, Co-chair University of California, San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography Dec. 2014
Bruce Anderson Boston University/Department of Earth & Environment Dec. 2014
Tom Farrar Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Dec. 2015
Gregg Garfin University of Arizona/School of Natural Resources & the Environment Dec. 2015
Gad Levy Northwest Research Associates Dec. 2015
Dimitris Menemenlis NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology Dec. 2014
Yan Xue NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction Dec. 2015

 

Terms of Reference

  1. Provide overall scientific and programmatic guidance to ensure that US CLIVAR progresses towards achieving its scientific objectives using individual experts or expert groups as necessary;
  2. Develop and update as needed an implementation strategy to prioritize and sequence US CLIVAR activities, and comment on agency implementation of the US CLIVAR Program;
  3. Promote balance within the various elements (theory, modeling, empirical studies, long-term observations and field campaigns) of the program and identify scientific gaps;
  4. Ensure that US CLIVAR activities are coordinated with international CLIVAR activities and other USGCRP elements;
  5. Provide oversight and coordination of, and guidance to US CLIVAR working groups;
  6. Provide advice for and implement, in consultation with other advisory bodies, effective transition of sustained observations initiated during CLIVAR to operational entities after they have demonstrated their usefulness for climate predictions;
  7. Keep the NRC/CRC appraised of the status of US CLIVAR, and acts as US liaison to the International CLIVAR SSG;
  8. Provide oversight of and guidance to the US CLIVAR Project Office.

 

US CLIVAR SSC Meetings

January 2012: Silver Spring, MD