CLIVAR at AGU Fall Meeting
US and International CLIVAR will be at the AGU Fall Meeting and hosting a variety of sessions and a town hall. Please stop by and say hello.
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- US CLIVAR Session on Improved Representation of Physical Processes in Global Models Posters – Monday, December 14, 8:00-12:20, Moscone South
- CLIVAR-Climate and Ocean Town Hall – the Next 10 years of CLIVAR Science as Part of the World Climate Research Programme – Town Hall, Wednesday, December 16, 12:30-13:30, Moscone West 2008
- US CLIVAR Session on the Global Energy Balance, Ocean Heat Content, and the Warming Hiatus I, II, & III – Thursday, December 17, Posters 8:00-12:20, Moscone South; Oral and Panel Discussion 13:40-18:00, Moscone West 3009
- Climate Extremes: Trends, Mechanisms, and Prediction I & II – Thursday, December 17, Posters 8:00-12:20, Moscone South; Oral 13:40-15:40, Moscone West 3012
- Climate Research to Applications: Realizing Societal Benefits of Information from US CLIVAR Science Posters – Friday, December 18, 8:00-12:20, Moscone South
- Enhancing our Understanding, Monitoring, and Forecasting of the 2014-2015 El Niño and its Relationship with the Record Warming in the North Pacific I and II – Friday, December 18, 8:00-10:00, Moscone West 3009; 13:40-18:00 Moscone South
US CLIVAR at AMS Annual Meeting
The annual theme for the upcoming AMS Annual Meeting is Earth System Science in Service to Society. A number of sessions are relevant to the US CLIVAR community.
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Apply to attend the Paleo AMOC Workshop
On May 23-25, 2016, paleoceangraphy and physical oceanography researchers will gather for a workshop on Connecting Paleo and Modern Oceanographic Data to Understand AMOC over Decades to Centuries. The workshop will bring together 60 participants to discuss questions associate with AMOC state and variability, mechanisms and predictability, and impacts on climate, ecosystems, and biogeochemisty. Due to the limited size, participants must submit an application, which is due by January 21.
Meetings and Workshops
Second Pacific Anomalies Workshop
January 20-21, 2016, Seattle, Washington
This is the second of two workshops designed to understand the timing and scale of the anomalous oceanographic conditions in the North Pacific in 2014-2015, often referred to as the blob, with the intent of maximizing global and coastal ocean observing systems to deliver information to meet societal needs. Abstracts are now being accepted.
GCOS Science Conference
March 2-4, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The conference Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future is being held to allow producers and users of climate observations and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the current monitoring of the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) and to highlight possible new areas for ECVs. Abstracts are due by December 15.
Arctic Observing Summit 2016
March 12-15, 2016, Fairbanks, Alaska
The third Arctic Observing Summit will be held in conjunction with the Arctic Science Summit Week. The summit has collected community white papers and short statements to help guide discussion under six themes: International and national strategies for sustained Arctic observing, technology and innovation for observations, contributions of the private sector and industry to observations, stakeholder engagement and needs in sustained observations, observations in the context of global observing initiatives, and interfacing with traditional knowledge. Poster abstract submission deadline is December 15.
High-Resolution Ocean Modeling for Coupled Seamless Predictions Workshop
April 13-15, 2015, Exeter, UK
The workshop, sponsored by the UK National Oceanographic Centre, the University of Reading, and the UK Met Office, will focus on the scientific development of ocean models and global coupled prediction systems at resolutions of order 1/12° for seasonal to decadal prediction and short-range weather forecasting. Abstracts are due January 20.
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016
April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria
The EGU General Assembly 2016 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. Abstracts are due January 13.
48th Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics – Submesoscale Processes: Mechanisms, Implications and New Frontiers
May 23-27, 2016, Liege, Belgium
This colloquium aims to advance our collective understanding of submesoscale ocean processes, their mechanistic functioning, relevance, and implications across a range of oceanic disciplines. Discussions will include observational, modeling, and theoretical approaches for elucidating submesoscale phenomena. Travel support requests are due January 24 and abstracts are due January 30.
For a full calendar of upcoming events and deadlines, check the website.
Nominations sought for National Academies sustained ocean observations committee
The National Academies’ Ocean Studies Board and the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate just announced a new study on “Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth’s Climate.” They are seeking nominations for an ad hoc committee to examine the critical ocean variables for climate research and prioritize those variables for which a long-term continuous record will be essential for understanding and modeling climate change over the next century. Nominations are due December 22.
National Academies establishes decadal survey for Earth science and applications from space: Seeks nominations and white papers
The Space Studies Board is establishing an ad-hoc steering committee tasked to generate consensus recommendations from the environmental monitoring and Earth science and applications community for an integrated approach to the conduct of the US governments’ civilian space-based Earth-system science programs over a 10-year period commencing at the start of FY 2018. Selection of steering committee members is complete. The online call for nominations for disciplinary and interdisciplinary panels remains open through January 4. Community white papers, identifying key Earth system science challenges and the fundamental importance of space-based observations to address them, are also due by January 4.
CLIVAR Exchanges on Indian Ocean research
This special issue of CLIVAR Exchanges
was initiated by the Indian Ocean Region Panel and coincides with the launch of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE2). Articles describe the legacy of IIOE and the next phase, IIOE2, and highlight the global climatic relevance of the Indian Ocean.
Call for new observations dataset in obs4MIPs
The WCRP Data Advisory Council’s Observations for Model Evaluation Task Team seeks recommendations for datasets to be considered for inclusion in obs4MIPs. Obs4MIPs refers to a limited collection of well-established and documented datasets that have been organized according to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project model output requirements. Of particular interest for this call is data products that are of direct relevance to CMIP6 endorsed model intercomparison projects. Recommendations should be submitted by March 31.
USGCRP seeks public comment on strategic plan
The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is three years into the implementation of its decadal Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan remains the continuing blueprint for USGCRP, with its strategic directions guiding the program. The public comment period invites comments and feedback on a triennial update to the USGCRP Strategic Plan, which are due January 30.
National Academies report on NASA Earth Observations
In order to establish a more quantitative understanding of the need for measurement continuity and the consequences of measurement gaps of Earth observations, the National Academies released a report, “Continuity of NASA's Earth's Observations from Space.” The report presents a framework to assist NASA in their determinations of when a measurement or dataset should be collected for durations longer than the typical lifetimes of single satellite missions.
Research Highlight: AMOC impact on the physical and biogeochemical variability in the Gulf Stream region
The Gulf Stream transports warm salty water from the subtropical region to mid-latitudes in the North Atlantic, and changes in its path can have a strong impact on regional marine ecosystems and fisheries. According to a new paper by Sanchez-Franks and Zhang in Geophysical Research Letters
, the underlying physical driver for the decadal variability in the Gulf Stream path and the regional biogeochemical cycling is linked to the low-frequency variability of the large-scale ocean circulation in the Atlantic, also known as Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC).
Research Highlight: Possible decadal growth in Atlantic winter sea ice extent in coming years
Climate model projections provide a compelling reason to believe that anthropogenic warming will lead to a pronounced reduction in Arctic sea ice extent over the course of this century and beyond, but there is no reason to expect this long-term sea ice retreat to occur steadily through time. According to new research by Yeager et al. in Geophysical Research Letters
they present evidence that they can predict the rate of Arctic sea ice change, and hence anticipate whether the sea ice that forms in the winter will grow, shrink, or hold its own over decade-long time spans.
NASA Roses – Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
Deadline: March 3, 2016
Research in support of the Galway Statement: North Atlantic - Arctic Oceanographic Processes (Section 2.3)
The tri-lateral Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation of May 2013, among the European Union (EU), Canada, and the United States (US), emphasizes the need for international cooperation in discovering and understanding processes influencing this dynamic region of the oceans. From 2013 to 2014, NASA sponsored the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) field program science planning effort (final science plan available), which focused on identifying and quantifying the mechanisms that determine the export of biogenic carbon from the euphotic zone and its transformation in the mesopelagic zone at regional and global scales.
NASA welcomes proposals to conduct research to address the goals and objectives of the Galway Statement and its implementation, particularly those science objectives that are in line with preliminary research to inform planning for the EXPORTS field campaign based on the final science plan. The proposed work plan’s relationship and direct link to the Galway Statement and the Galway Statement’s research goals and objectives must be explicitly justified within the proposal. Proposed research must clearly demonstrate a firm partnership with scientists from Canada or the European Union in support of the Galway Statement. Proposals seeking to address the goals of the EXPORTS draft science plan that are not clearly and explicitly linked to the Galway Statement research goals and objectives are not solicited at this time.
NOAA –Research to Operations Initiative: NOAA Testbeds
Deadline: February 29, 2016
This program announcement is for projects to be conducted for a two-year period with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2016 unless otherwise directed. All public or private sources may submit to this federal funding opportunity; however, partnering with universities is highly encouraged. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, state, local and Indian tribal governments, and federal agencies. Applicants for this opportunity must work in partnership with NOAA testbeds and proving grounds. NOAA's testbeds and proving grounds facilitate the orderly transition of research capabilities to operational implementation through development testing in testbeds, and pre-deployment testing and operational readiness/suitability evaluation in operational proving grounds. The purpose of the NOAA Research to Operations (R2O) Initiative is to expand and accelerate critical weather forecasting research to operations to address growing service demands and increase the accuracy of weather forecasts. This will be achieved through: (1) accelerated development and implementation of improved global weather prediction models and inclusion of the coupling among atmosphere, ocean, wave, land surface and ice system components; (2) improved data assimilation techniques; (3) nested regional prediction capabilities; (4) improved hurricane and tropical cyclone modeling techniques; (5) improved ensemble techniques; (6) post-processing forecast tools and techniques; and (7) improved software architecture and system engineering. The NOAA R2O Initiative is soliciting proposals for projects involving applied science, modeling and/or data assimilation that supports development of effective assimilation for environmental observations at global and regional scales, and hurricane and other high-impact weather forecast models that meet societal requirements to effectively mitigate economic disruption. This notice provides guidelines for submission of proposals. This notice also describes opportunities and application procedures to demonstrate capabilities that have the potential to be incorporated into operational NWS numerical weather prediction (NWP) analyses and forecasts. The R2O initiative addresses NOAA's Weather Ready Nation (WRN) strategic goal and supporting objectives. The Program also represents an NOAA/NWS effort to foster a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research and developmental testing between institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences and operational forecast scientists. These activities will engage researchers in applied research of interest with the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards by applying scientific knowledge and information to operational products and services.
NOAA – Research to Operations Initiative: Next Generation Global Prediction System and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project
Deadline: February 29, 2016
This program announcement is for projects to be conducted for a two-year period with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2016 unless otherwise directed. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education and federally funded educational institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School. The purpose of the NOAA Research to Operations (R2O) Initiative is to expand and accelerate critical weather forecasting research to operations to address growing service demands and increase the accuracy of weather forecasts. This will be achieved through: (1) accelerated development and implementation of improved global weather prediction models, and inclusion of the coupling of atmosphere, ocean, wave, land surface and ice system components; (2) improved data assimilation techniques; (3) nested regional prediction capabilities; (4) improved hurricane and tropical cyclone modeling techniques; (5) improved ensemble techniques; (6) post-processing forecast tools and techniques; and (7) improved software architecture and system engineering. The NOAA R2O Initiative is soliciting proposals for projects involving applied science, modeling and/or data assimilation that support development of the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) at global and regional scales. The NOAA R2O Initiative is also soliciting proposals for the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) initiative to engage and coordinate hurricane research required to improve operational hurricane forecasts to meet societal requirements to effectively mitigate economic disruption. This notice provides guidelines for submission of proposals. This notice also describes opportunities and application procedures to demonstrate capabilities that have the potential to be incorporated into operational NWS numerical weather prediction (NWP) analyses and forecasts. The R2O initiative addresses NOAA's Weather Ready Nation (WRN) strategic goal and supporting objectives. The Program also represents an NOAA/NWS effort to foster a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research and developmental testing between institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences and operational forecast scientists. These activities will engage researchers in applied research of interest with the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards by applying scientific knowledge and information to operational products and services.
NSF – Long-Term Ecological Research
Deadline: February 1, 2016
NSF currently supports 25 LTER research sites and, through this solicitation, invites proposals to establish three (3) new LTER sites. Research proposals should address questions in one of two broad ecosystems:
Research at LTER sites must test important, current ecological theories and significantly advance understanding of the long-term dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems. It often integrates multiple disciplines and, through cross-site interactions, examines patterns or processes over broad spatial scales. Recognizing that the value of long-term data extends beyond use at any individual site, NSF requires that data collected by all LTER sites be made broadly accessible. The LTER program is a multi-disciplinary, cross-Foundation effort supported by the Division of Environmental Sciences (DEB), the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), and the Division of Polar Programs (PLR).
- Arid/semi-arid ecosystems: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) anticipates support and management of one (1) new site with a focus on arid or semi-arid ecosystems. The location of the research site for proposals submitted to develop a new arid/semi-arid ecosystem LTER must be within the United States, including its territories and protectorates.
- Ocean/coastal ocean ecosystems: The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) anticipates support and management of two (2) new sites that focus on ocean or coastal ocean ecosystems; defined as ecological systems from the shoreline outward on continental shelves and including the Laurentian Great Lakes, Congressionally defined as interior oceans. Preference will be given to proposals developing a new ocean/coastal ocean ecosystem LTER site located within the United States, including its territories and protectorates, but other locations are not precluded.
NSF – PREEVENTS: Prediction of the Resilience Against Extreme Events
Deadline: upcoming in 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long supported basic research in scientific and engineering disciplines necessary to understand extreme natural events and hazards, including through the Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES) program, which recently completed its second and final competition. Pending the availability of resources beginning in Federal fiscal year 2016 (FY16), the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at NSF plans an opportunity for research in natural hazards and extreme events called Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme EVENTS (PREEVENTS). The Dear Colleague Letter provides general information about, and encourages proposals for, projects relevant to the goals of PREEVENTS.
Through the letter, GEO welcomes proposals for research projects and/or focused workshops that would advance the goals of PREEVENTS. Research projects may involve any PREEVENTS-relevant scientific area supported by existing GEO programs. GEO envisions PREEVENTS workshops as fostering community development in disciplinary and/or cross-disciplinary areas that are not yet well established. PREEVENTS proposals may be submitted to any appropriate existing GEO program(s), subject to the limitations for the particular program(s). PIs who are considering a submission pursuant to the Dear Colleague Letter are strongly encouraged to contact the PREEVENTS Management Team (email@example.com) and the program officer(s) responsible for the intended target GEO program(s).
Student/Early Career Opportunities
Distinguished Postdoc – Computational Climate Science - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
Deadline: January 20
Postdoc – Arctic Climate Change and Prediction – Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
Postdoc – Atmospheric Climate Modeling – University of Miami, Florida
Postdoc – Climate Change Science – University of California, Los Angeles, California
Postdoc – Climate Data Products for Impacts Analysis and Decision Support Applications – Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
Postdoc – Climate Modeling and Limits to Wind Power – Carnegie Institution, Stanford University, California
Postdoc – Climate Science – Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Postdoc – Coupled Climate Modeling – University of Miami, Florida
Postdoc – Columbia Water Center – Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York
Postdoc – Earth System Analysis to Inform Decision Making – Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
Postdoc – Earth System Modeling – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
Postdoc – Ecosystem Modeling – Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Postdoc – Ecosystem Modeling – University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii
Postdoc – Geophysics – University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Austin Texas
Deadline: January 22
Postdoc – Global Aerosol-Climate Modeling – Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Postdoc – Global Climate Modeling – Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California
Postdoc – Investigation of Decadal Climate Predictability and Hydroclimate Impacts on the Western US – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Postdoc – Modeling the Zonally Asymmetric Circulation Response to Global Warming – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
Deadline: December 19
Postdoc – Multi-Decadal Internal Climate Varaibility and its Role in Climate Change – Princeton University, New Jersey
Postdoc – NOAA Climate and Global Change Fellowship – University Corportation for Atmospheric Research, Colorado
Deadline: January 8
Postdoc – Ocean Dynamics and Modeling – Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
Postdoc – Secondary Organic Aerosols Modeling – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington
Deadline: January 4
Postdoc – Regional Climate Modeling for Prediction across Scales – National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
Deadline: December 16
Postdoc – Snow Climate Modeling – University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Postdoc – Software Development Framework Connecting Models, Remote Sensing Data, and Field Measurements – Caltech/ NASA JPL, Pasadena, California
Deadline: March 31
Postdoc – Southern Ocean Climate Dynamics – University of Arizona, NOAA GFDL, and Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Postdoc – SST Biases in Coupled Climate Models – University of Miami, Florida,
Assistant Professor – Cloud Physics and Climate Change, University of California, Davis
Deadline: January 31
Assistant Professor – Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes, San Francisco State University, California
Assistant Professor – Earth System Modeling, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Deadline: January 21
Assistant Professor – Earth System Modeling and Observation, Auburn University, Alabama
Deadline: January 10
Assistant Professor – Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Systems, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Assistant Professor – Paleoclimatology and Energy Systems, Auburn University, Alabama
Deadline: January 10
Assistant Professor – Physical Meteorology – Radiative Transfer and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Assistant Professor – Remote Sensing of Earth Surface Processes, University of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Assistant Professor – Water Quality and Environmental Change, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Atmospheric Model Developer Position, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California
Distinguished Earth Systems Fellowship, Universities Space Research Association, NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, Maryland
Endowed Chair and Director – Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology (EDGE) Institute, University of California–Riverside, California
President – University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
Professor – Geosciences, Princeton University, New Jersey
Professor/Assistant Professor – Solid Earth Dynamics, Structure, and Evolution and/or Ocean, Atmosphere and/or Climate, Columbia University, New York
Deadline: January 20
Program Director – Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
Program Director – Marine Geology and Geophysics, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
Deadline: January 8
Senior Physical Oceanographer/Marine Geophysicist, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Senior Research Scientist – Climate Change Data Integration, Dissemination, and Informatics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
Deadline: February 12, 2016
Senior Research Scientist – Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
Deadline: February 12, 2016
Staff Scientist – International CLIVAR Project Office, Qingdao, China
Deadline: January 5