2013 Arctic Report Card

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014: 8:45 AM
Room C105 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and M. Jeffries, J. A. Richter-Menge, and J. E. Overland

The Arctic Report Card, published annually since 2006, is a timely, a peer-reviewed source of clear, reliable and concise information on the current state of the Arctic environment relative to long-term records. Published on-line, it is an authoritative resource for a wide audience, including scientists, teachers, students, decision-makers and the general public interested in the Arctic environment and science. The material presented in the Report Card is prepared by an international team of scientists, assisted by section coordinators and the editorial team. The Arctic Report Card is organized into five sections: Atmosphere; Sea Ice and Ocean; Marine Ecosystem; Terrestrial Ecosystem; and Terrestrial Cryosphere. Independent peer-review of the Report Card is organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council.

The 2013 Report Card will be released during the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in December 2013. It is anticipated that it will include further reports on continuing, significant change in the Arctic environmental system, including sea ice extent and melting on the Greenland ice sheet. The web-based format and embedded YouTube video facilitate communication to a broad audience. The latest Report Card is always available at http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/.

Support for the Arctic Report Card is provided by the NOAA Climate Program Office through the Arctic Research Program.