The Arctic Freshwater Synthesis (AFS) is a joint effort of the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Climate and the Cryosphere Project (CliC) and the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and IASC (AFS Network). The three partners decided jointly to promote and support the production of an internationally authored synthesis as a contribution to the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III), the WCRP’s Grand Challenges, and AMAP’s Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic.

The overall goal of the AFS is to synthesize our current scientific understanding of Arctic freshwater sources, fluxes, storage and effects, with the project structured around 5 major components: atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial hydrology, terrestrial ecology and resources.

For information visit the AFS website which is maintained by CliC.

“The Arctic Freshwater System in a Changing Climate” Report










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