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The 8th Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-8) took place as a virtual meeting on October 27-28 2021. The meeting was hosted by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The key objectives of the ACF-8 were to:

  • Develop the consensus statement on the current status (summer-fall 2021) and future outlook (winter 2021-2022) 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: October 27th (Wednesday at 1600-1900 UTC) there were the ArcRCC-N Regional Overview Briefings featuring the extremes seen this past Arctic Summer 2021 along with the outlook for Winter 2021-2022 for 8 regions in the Arctic; and,
  • Day 2: October 28th (Thursday at 1600-1900 UTC) there were In-Depth Presentations, that examine the normals and extremes of Summer 2021 , and an in depth look at the models used and the outlook skill.

Meeting documents

Presentations October 27

Presentations October 28

Recordings October 27

Recordings October 28