Offering both an in-person and a virtual option, the US Climate Variability and Predictability Program (US CLIVAR) held its 2022 Summit in Washington, DC this week. The meeting brought together members of the Scientific Steering Committee and its three implementation panels, agency managers, and invited speakers to review progress, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to advance goals under the direction of the US CLIVAR Science Plan. The agenda featured sessions on the following topics: air-sea transition zone; cloud processes in the climate system; climate and health; diversity, equity and inclusion; enabling open science; sea level and coastal flood risk prediction; stratosphere-troposphere interactions; and artificial intelligence. Participants were given the opportunity to navigate these topics through plenary discussions, panel breakouts, and networking events.
CPO’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP)-supported PIs were among the invited speakers, sharing their research with participants. Bill Kessler (NOAA/PMEL) presented an update on the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) equatorial process studies, while Denis Volkov (NOAA/AOML) addressed the impacts of the North Atlantic sea surface height tripole in the frequency of flooding events along the US East Coast. Additionally, CVP Program Manager, Sandy Lucas, presented an update on NOAA/CPO’s recent and upcoming activities related to US CLIVAR. The Summit also highlighted other NOAA-led research, including the 2022 interagency sea level rise and flood risk projections for the US coastlines, presented by Billy Sweet (NOAA/NOS).
US CLIVAR is funded by the CVP and MAPP Programs in CPO, and the GOMO Program Office. It also has interagency funding by NSF, NASA, DOE and NOAA.
For more information, contact Jose Algarin.