Arctic Climate Forum Spring 2021

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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.

Meeting documents

Presentations May 26

Presentations May 27

Recordings May 27


Recording May 28