CLIVAR News and Announcements
‣ CLIVAR Exchanges No. 60: Special Issue on Africa
The CLIVAR Exchanges special issue on Africa, compiled by the CLIVAR Africa Climate Panel (formerly VACS) is now available online at: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/344314/1/NOC_Clivar_Exchanges_Autumn_A4_36pp.pdf
‣ SSG-20 Meeting Dates Announced
The 20th Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group is scheduled to take place 6-8 May 2013, in Kiel, Germany.
Further details about the meeting will be released over the coming months via the meeting webpages: http://www.clivar.org/organization/ssg/activities/SSG20
‣ CLIVAR Featured in Planet Earth Online
Planet Earth Online is a publication of the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council.
The article featuring CLIVAR can be found in the publication’s autumn issue: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/publications/planetearth/2012/autumn/planet-earth-aut12.pdf
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Other Announcements and Events
‣ Southern Ocean Observing System Town Hall Meeting at AGU
December 7, 2012 (12.30-1.30pm). For information on the meeting, please see http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/events/th52j-forum-on-the-southern-ocean-observing-system-soos/
The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) will hold a 'Town Hall' at this year's AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, 3-7 December).
‣ Call for Expert Review WG1 Contribution to IPCC AR5
Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the Second Order Draft of the WGI contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis will be available for Expert and Government Review from 5 October - 30 November 2012.
In order to review the Second Order Draft, please register at https://sod.ipcc.unibe.ch/registration/
‣ Third Workshop on the Evaluation of ENSO Processes in Climate Models
Hobart, Australia, 21-23 January 2013. Please register your interest in participating, including the potential topic, with Wenju.Cai@csiro.au and Eric.Guilyardi@locean-ipsl.upmc.fr.
The workshop goals will include reviewing the existing approaches to evaluate ENSO processes in GCMs, further exploring the potential of methods bridging ENSO theoretical frameworks and GCM modelling. A specific outcome will be to propose a standard ENSO evaluation protocol for CGCMs.
The workshop will be limited to 50 persons.
‣ WCRP Special Workshop on Climatic Effects of Ozone Depletion in the Southern Hemisphere: Assessing the Evidence and Identifying Gaps in the Current Knowledge
Buenos Aires, 25 February - 1 March 2013. Abstract submission deadline 15 November 2013. See http://www.uca.edu.ar/index.php/site/index/es/universidad/investigacion/pepacg/wcrp-special-workshop/ for further information.
The WCRP Special Workshop is a cross-cutting, interdisciplinary workshop that aims to promote an enriching exchange from multiple perspectives on the consequences of ozone depletion upon the climate of the Southern Hemisphere.
Participants in the Workshop will include specialists from multiple domains of research, including Southern Hemisphere weather and climate, atmospheric chemistry, cryosphere and oceanography.
‣ 4th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models
Exeter, UK, 15-19 April 2013. Abstract submission deadline 31 October 2012 (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/conference/wgne2013).
The JSC/CAS Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) is organising a workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models to be hosted at the Met Office, UK. The principal goal will be to increase understanding of the nature and cause of errors in models used for weather and climate prediction (including intra-seasonal to inter-annual).
‣ Ocean Gateways Past and Present: Significance for Ocean Circulation and Climate
Jerusalem, Israel, 5-7 May 2013. See http://gatewaypresentpast.net/ for further information.
The Ocean Gateways conference aims to bring together the ocean and terrestrial observations, climate modelling and palaeoclimate reconstructions communities to share their insights into the circulation regimes of ocean gateways, the role of wind systems in defining these regimes, the variability of the gateways circulation and their significance for ocean circulation on regional to global and modern to palaeo-time scales.
The conference seeks to stimulate dialogue between the disciplines during plenary discussions and guided round table discussions. It is a stated objective of the conference to particularly encourage participation of young scientists at the PhD and post-doctoral researcher levels.