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A WCRP Secretariat and International Project Offices (IPOs) telecon was organized on 3rd March 2021, with the participation of representatives from the IPOs of CliC, CLIVAR, GEWEX, SPARC, CORDEX, S2S, CORA and WCRP Secretariat. 

The WCRP Regional Focal Points (RFP) Team for the sub-region of Eastern Asia organized its 4th telecon on 2nd March, 2021, with the participation of representatives from WCRP Joint Steering Committee (JSC), GEWEX, CLIVAR, S2S, and staff from ICPO.

The "WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins" was held successfully on 24-26 February, 2021.  Under the special circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held virtually, with over 200 participants from 30 countries.

The 5th Telecon of the ENSO Conceptual Model Working Group (WG) coordinated under CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel (PRP) was organised on 21:00- 23:00, 22nd February 2021. 18 members of the WG participated in the meeting.

The 3rd CLIVAR AMOC Task Team (TT) Preparation Telecon was organised on 18 February 2021, to finalise the Terms of References (TORs) and initial invitations for participation in the CLIVAR AMOC TT.

The Planning Team of the ‘WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins’ organized its 5th teleconference on February 17th, 2021.



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.

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Science Highlights

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In the eastern tropical Indian Ocean, intraseasonal variability (ISV) affects the regional oceanography and marine ecosystems. The ISV has been found to be modulated by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), but the impact of ENSO is ambiguous. 

The ocean temperatures continued a trend of breaking records in 2020. A new study, authored by 20 scientists from 14 institutes around the world, reported the highest ocean temperatures since 1955 from surface level to a depth of 2,000 m.

In the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, easterly trade winds prevail and upwelling occurs in the eastern equatorial basin. In contrast, the Indian Ocean is subject to intense seasonally reversing monsoon wind forcing, and the annual mean prevailing winds in the equatorial basin. This provides unique features of interannual variability of the upwelling in the tropical Indian Ocean.