CLIVAR
Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability, and Change

6 Xianxialing Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao, Shandong, China
Established: 1995
http://www.clivar.org
Organisation type: Programme
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Organisation’s mission:

CLIVAR’s mission is to understand the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the climate system with emphasis on oceanatmosphere interactions.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

CLIVAR’s objective is to describe, understand and model the dynamics of the coupled climate system emphasizing ocean-atmosphere interactions and to identify processes responsible for climate variability, change and predictability on subseasonal-to-seasonal, interannual, decadal, and centennial time scales. In detail, CLIVAR will critically contribute to the new WCRP strategy by covering the following important topics:
1. Understanding the ocean’s role in climate variability, change, and transient sensitivity;
2. Understanding the ocean’s role in shaping the hydrological cycle and distribution of precipitation at global and regional scales;
3. Understanding the drivers of regional climate phenomena that provide predictability on different time scales;
4. Provision of coordinated observations, analyses and predictions of variability and change in the Earth’s climate system;
5. Detection, attribution and quantification of climate variability and change;
6. Development and evaluation of climate simulations and predictive capabilities.

Keywords

  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change and Variability
  • Observations and Modeling
  • Ocean and Climate
  • Predictability

Activities

  • Advocating for (ocean) science
  • Advocating for Earth (ocean) observations
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
CLIVAR
collaborates with
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
CLIVAR
collaborates with
International Arctic Science Committee International Arctic Science Committee
CLIVAR
has observer/participant/member status with
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System