Variability of the American Monsoon Systems
Scientific Panel

Terms of Reference

  1. To be responsible to the CLIVAR SSG for the formation of a detailed scientific plan and conceptual design of an international project to investigate the variability and predictability of the American monsoon system (VAMOS) in the context of global climate variability and predictability.

  2. To develop an implementation plan for a VAMOS project for consideration by the CLIVAR SSG.

  3. To coordinate and promote interactions amongst meteorologists, oceanographers and hydrologists from interested nations to work on VAMOS problems.

  4. To oversee the implementation of a VAMOS project.

  5. To advise the CLIVAR numerical experimentation groups on modelling investigations which need to be carried out to meet VAMOS objectives.

  6. To work closely and coordinate with other national, regional and international projects and organizations interested in this area of research, eg. the Inter-American Institute, the International Research Institute for Seasonal to Interannual Prediction, PACS, GEWEX and START.

E. Hugo Berbery (co-chair) University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA 2012
David Gochis (co-chair) NCAR Research Applications Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, USA 2014
Raymond Arritt Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
Walter E. Baethgen
International Research Institute for Climate and Society, (IRI) Palisades, NY, USA 2014
Marcelo Barreiro Universidad de la República, Uruguay 2014
Iracema Cavalcanti CPTEC, INPE, Brazil
Art Douglas Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska USA
Ben Kirtman
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL & COLA, USA 2012
Maisa Rojas Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile 2011
Paola Salio
CIMA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Michael Taylor
University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
Robert Wood
University of Washington, Seattle Washington USA
Paquita Zuidema
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL USA

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