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The ENSO Conceptual Model Working Group had its 3rd telecon on Nov. 19, 2020, with the participation of 16 WG members. 

The book: “Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins:  Observations, Mechanisms, Predictability, and Impacts”, has been recently published by Cambridge University press; the editor is Carlos R. Mechoso.

The CLIVAR Ocean Model Development panel organized a series of virtual meetings on 6th and 8th October, 2020. 

The CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel had its regular teleconference on 14th October 2020. In this meeting, the panel mainly focused on the annual report and the WCRP Lighthouse Activities.

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel had its regular teleconference on 14th October 2020. Main tasks of the telecon were to discuss the annual report and the WCRP new structure. 


The CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel (PRP) had a telecon on Nov. 4, 2020, discussing the mapping of the panel expertise onto the new structure of the WCRP. 



This second-generation CLIVAR Science Plan builds on the important legacy of CLIVAR emerging since its inception in 1992 and redirects the CLIVAR goals and priorities for the coming decade after consultation with scientists and stakeholders throughout the climate community.

Registration is open now! Please see more details here.

This event is postponed. Please stay tuned for new announcement here.

IndOOS Decadal Review (2006 ~ 2016) is ready! To read more, click here


Science Highlights

ENSO in the Pacific Ocean has major worldwide social and economic consequences through its global scale effects on atmospheric and oceanic circulation, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and other natural systems. Ongoing climate change is projected to significantly alter ENSO’s dynamics and impacts.

The paper uses an unprecedented ensemble of regional climate model (RCM) projections over seven regional CORDEX domains to provide, for the first time, an RCM based global view of monsoon changes at various levels of increased greenhouse gas (GHG) forcing.

The ‘butterfly effect’ is used by climate scientists to refer to an infinitesimal random perturbation to an identical initial condition (for example, in surface temperatures) causing drastically different tr