The 9th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-9) took place as a virtual meeting on May 24-25 2022. The meeting has been hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The key objectives of the ACF-9 were to:
- Develop the consensus statement on the current status (winter-spring 2022) and the future outlook (summer 2022) 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 24th (Tuesday at 1600-1915 UTC) there were the ArcRCC-N Regional Overview Briefings featuring the extremes seen during winter 2021-2022 along with the outlook for summer 2022 for 8 regions in the Arctic.
- Day 2: May 25th (Wednesday at 1600-1915 UTC) there were in-depth presentations about the atmospheric and oceanic conditions during winter and spring 2021-2022, and the seasonal forecasts for summer 2022.
Presentations May 24
Background on the ArcRCC‐Network
WMO Regional Climate Centres overview
ArcRCC‐N regional climate overview briefing
Consensus statement for the Arctic
Nunavummiut uses and needs for Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Information
Movie reindeer herding by Komi and Sami and weather on Kola Peninsula
Movie about Nunavummiut uses and needs for Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Information
Presentations May 25
Arctic Winter (November 2021-April 2022) seasonal summary
Bioclimatic indexes in the Arctic
Monitoring the Great Arctic Rivers discharge
User presentation: Sea Ice Prediction Network past, current and future
Temperature, Precipitation, SST and SWE Verification and Seasonal Outlooks
Sea-Ice Verification and Seasonal Outlooks