The report is an assessment produced jointly by the World Climate Research Programme’s Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC), IASC and AMAP. The Arctic Freshwater Synthesis Summary report is based on the scientific articles that have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

This report is an output of the Arctic Freshwater Synthesis project. The project is a review of the latest scientific literature on the sources, fluxes, storage and effects of changes in freshwater resources in the Arctic. It comprises six chapters, covering the atmosphere, oceans, terrestrial hydrology, ecosystems, Arctic resources and infrastructure, and modeling. It is intended to be used by the scientific community and to develop policy recommendations for local, regional and national governments.



CliC/AMAP/IASC, 2016. The Arctic Freshwater System in a Changing Climate. WCRP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).






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