Box 3-1 Study Approach for Task Group 1
Task 1) The Committee will enhance information sharing and coordinated implementation of the research plans of the major ongoing and future programs.
Question 1a: Can joint development of the short- and long-term goals of the major programs lead to enhanced coordination and implementation of current and future research plans?
Question 1b: Can coordination between the major programs be enhanced now and in the future?
Box 3-2 Focus and Goals of the Major Oceanographic Programs Considered in This Study
CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND PREDICTABILITY (CLIVAR)
Focus: Studies investigating natural climate variability and predictability and the response of the climate system to anthropogenic forcing.
Goal: To describe and understand the physical processes responsible for climate variability and predictability on seasonal, interannual, decadal, and centennial time scales, through the collection and analysis of observations and the development and application of models of the coupled climate system, in cooperation with other relevant climate-research and observing programs.