The 7th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-7) took place as a virtual meeting on May 26-27 2021. The meeting was hosted by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The key objectives of the ACF-7 were to:
- Develop the consensus statement on the current status (winter-spring 2020-2021) and future outlook (summer 2021) of the Arctic climate on a seasonal scale;
- Raise awareness of end-users about new climate products and services for the Arctic, potential support to decision-making, and the current limitations;
- Interact with end-users and learn about the climate information they currently use for planning, and their needs for climate information.
The two parts of the meeting were arranged as follows:
- Day 1: May 26th (Wednesday at 1600-1900 UTC) there will be the ArcRCC-N Regional Overview Briefings featuring the extremes seen this past Arctic Winter 2020/21 along with the outlook for Summer 2021 for 8 regions in the Arctic; and,
- Day 2: May 27th (Thursday at 1600-1900 UTC) there will be In-Depth Presentations, that examine the normals and extremes of Winter 2020/21 , and an in depth look at the models used and the outlook skill.
Presentations May 26
Welcome Background on the ArcRCC‐Network Regional climate overview briefing Seasonal Forecast User Presentation by Andri Gunnarsson Consensus Statement for the Arctic
Presentations May 27
Welcome Arctic Winter (November 2020 – April 2021) Seasonal Summary Seasonal Forecast User Presentation by Einar Sveinbjörnsson Temperature, Precipitation, SST and SWE Verification and Seasonal Outlooks Review of 2020/21 Winter Sea-Ice Outlook and Present the 2021 Summer Sea-Ice Outlook
Recordings May 27
Recording May 28