Working Groups

CVCWG | Climate Variability & Change Working Group

The goals of the Climate Variability and Change Working Group (CVCWG) are to understand and quantify contributions of natural and anthropogenically-forced patterns of climate variability and change. Towards that end, the CVCWG coordinates, conducts and archives simulations with CESM that are of broad interest to the national and international climate research communities. These simulations are designed to enable researchers to evaluate and understand mechanisms of internal variability and externally-forced change due to natural and anthropogenic factors, detection and attribution of past climate change, and projections and predictions of future change. A complete list of CVCWG simulations available for public download via the Earth System Grid is available here

Other CVCWG activities include development of the Climate Variability Diagnostics Package and Climate Data Guide, as well as contributions to the CCSM4 and CESM1 Special Issues of the Journal of Climate.

CVCWG Liaison Information

CVCWG Co-Chair Information

Dr. Susan Bates
12/1/15 - 11/30/17
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Dr. Clara Deser
8/1/07 - 12/31/17
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Dr. Peter Gleckler
3/1/15 - 2/28/17
PCMDI / LLNL, 7000 East Avenue, Mail Code L-103, Livermore, CA 94550
Dr. Gerald Meehl
7/1/08 - 12/31/16
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Dr. Shang-Ping Xie
3/1/15 - 2/28/17
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Drive #0230, 333 Nierenberg Hall, La Jolla, CA 92093-0230