11th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
Event City: 
Event Contact: 
Lei Han
Event Description: 

The 11th Session of CLIVAR Pacific Panel will be held alongside with the CLIVAR Open Science Conference at the weekend before.

For more information on schedule, venue, and other local logistics of the CLIVAR panel meetings alongside with OSC, please check here

Draft of 14-Sep

PP members attendees:

  1. Xiaopei Lin
  2. Kim Cobb
  3. Billy Kessler
  4. Dongliang Yuan
  5. Agus Santoso (Sunday only)
  6. Awnesh Singh
  7. Tatsuo Suzuki
  8. AntoniettaCapodonti
  9. Jong-SeongKug
  10. Michael McPhaden

Remotely (to check feasibility): Ken Takahashi, Matthieu Lengaigne

Not available:

Janet Sprintall (at sea but will provide inputs for SPICE and TPOS2020), Wolfgang Schneider (not answering…)


  1. Jerome Vialard (IORP chair)
  2. WenjuCai (former PRP chair)
  3. Martin Puy (ENSO session)
  4. Meghan Cronin (WBC/observations)
  5. Dongxiao Zhang (WBC/observations)
  6. Jin-Yi Yu (ENSO)
  7. Bo Qiu (WBC/Observations)

Remotely (to check feasibility): Stuart Bishop, Andrea Fassbender


DAY 1 - Saturday, Sep 17th


  • 08.50-09.00: Welcome/organisation/scope (Mat/Xiaopei)

Session 1: Western boundary currents

  • 09.00-09.20: WBC dynamics (Xiaopei)
  • 09.20-09.40: The Carbon Hot SpotSCOR working group proposal (Cronin)
  • 09.40-10.00: The Carbon Hot Spot field program (Zhang)

10.00-10.30: Coffee Break

Session 2: Observation programs: update and future plans

  • 10.30-10.50: Update on TPOS2020 (Kessler)
  • 10.50-11.10: Update on SPICE (Kessler)
  • 11.10-11:30: NPOCE&ITF (Yuan)
  • 11.30-11.50: WBC coordination plans (Xiaopei)

11:50-13:40 Lunch

Session 3: Pacific Decadal Variability

  • 13.40-14.40: Regional Pacific sea-level changes derived from CMIP models (Susuki)
  • 14.00-14:20: Interactions between PDO, WWEs and ENSO (Cai)
  • 14.20-14:40: What did we learn from the “hiatus” research? (Vialard)
  • 14.40-15.00: Simulation of decadal variability in CMIP models (Yuan)

15.00-15.30: Coffee Break

Session 4: Pacific interaction with other basins  (IORP members invited)

  • 15.30-15.50: Role of non-linear boundary reflection in the 2015 El Nino (Yuan)
  • 15.50-16:10: Mutual influence between IOD and ENSO (Vialard)
  • 16:10-16:30: Natural decadal sea-level variations in the Indo-Pacific region:Insights from CMIP models (Vialard on behalf of Lengaigne) 
  • 16:30-16.50: Role of western hemisphere warm pool on WNP marginal seas (Kug)
  • 16.50-17.30: Discussion

18:00:  Group Dinner for PRP at Donghai 88 Restaurant at Hyatt


DAY 2: Sunday, Sep 18th

10.00-10.30: Coffee Break

Session 5:  Extreme El Nino and the 2014-2016 El Niño sequence (ENSO RF members invited)

  • 10.30:10.50: The defining characteristics of extreme ENSO and the 2015/16 El Niño (Santoso)
  • 10.50:11.10: The role of WWEs in the contrasted evolution 2014 and 2015 El Niño (Puy)
  • 11.10:11.30: Dynamical connection between the failed 2014 El Niño and the major 2015-16 El Niño (McPhaden)
  • 11.30:11.50: Atlantic SST and extreme El Niño (Kug)
  • 11:50-12:10: Implication of Paleo-ENSO regarding future ENSO variability and its impact 
  • 12:10-12:40: Discussion (Remote contrib from K. Takahashi?)

12:40-14:00 Lunch

Session 6: Business as usual

  • 14.00-14.30: CLIVAR/PICES initiative:the example of ENSO impacts on US westcoast marine ecosystems (A. Capotondi)
  • 14:30-15:00 membershiprenewal and others

15.00-15.30: Coffee Break