User guide and FAQ available
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Please contact DecVar support staff if you still have questions or need help.
Climate & Society
Accessing the Climate & Society information
Files which are located on the DecVar site and available for download will feature this beside the description. Files which exist elsewhere on the internet will feature this image.
Working with collaborative documents
This facility allows DecVar members to jointly edit documents or solicit comments on documents. Authorized members can read all suggested changes or comments.
Data, Analysis and Visualization Lab (DAV)
Using the DAV Lab
The DAV Lab functions are under construction. Once the features are brought online, the associated help files will be available to assist you.
Accessing the Discussion Room
You must have a Java-enabled web browser to utilize this feature of DecVar.org. The latest versions of both Internet Explorer and Netscape are Java-enabled as well as other later browsers.
Using the DecVar Discussion Room
Detailed instructions about using the Discussion Room facility are available inside each Discussion Room.
Using the File Library
The File Library contains documents on various aspects of decadal climate variability. The format of a document will be specified if known. You must have the corresponding program installed on your computer to view these documents.
Changing your password
Please change your password after the first log-in and please change it to one you will remember. DecVar staff can only reset passwords.
If all else fails...
If you still need assistance, please contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are trying to use a DecVar facility and if you get an error message, please email DecVar Support with an explanation of what you were trying to do and what error message, if any, you received. Also, some actions you can only carry out after you have logged-in.
Navigating the DecVar.org Virtual Center
Please take a tour of DecVar to learn how to navigate within the Virtual Center.
Using the Search function
The search function for members and abstracts within DecVar is case-insensitive. If you are having problems locating a member or an abstract, please email for assistance.
Links and Resources
Links outside the DecVar site
The links provided throughout DecVar have been included for the convenience of our members. Those websites and content are outside our control and therefore we do not accept any responsibility for the content therein.
Creating a new DecVar member account
Once a new member account is approved, a temporary password will be mailed to the email address provided. It is important that you enter the correct email address.
New DecVar membership requests
Please fill-in all the required information on the membership request form. Incomplete requests can not be processed. You can edit this information at any time after you receive your approval notification.
Obtaining a DecVar Membership
You may now request a membership online to the Virtual Center for Decadal Climate Variability.
The member description section has been provided if you would like to enter a brief description about yourself and your work. This information can be viewed by DecVar members.
Please do not forget your initial password. It is encrypted in the registration database and inaccessible to DecVar Staff. Upon your first login, you will be requested to enter a new permanent password. firstname.lastname@example.org can reset your password.
Workshops and Conferences
Submitting Workshops and Conference Information
We hope to provide information about upcoming Workshops and Conferences which may be of interest to the DecVar community. Please contact DecVar staff with any conferences you feel would be of relevance to DecVar members.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that somebody may be looking.
Henry Louis Mencken,1880-1956
Conceived by Vikram M. Mehta
Maintained by CRCES