Arctic Climate Forum Spring 2022

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The 9th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-9) took place as a virtual meeting on May 24-25 2022. The meeting will be 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.

Meeting documents

Agenda

Consensus statement

Presentations May 24

Welcome

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

Welcome

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

Arctic Consensus Statement