ARC scientists contributed to the SWIPA 2017 assessment.

The SWIPA 2017 assessment is the fourth AMAP assessment addressing Arctic climate issues and is a direct follow up to the first Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA)

2017.11.14 | Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen

The SWIPA 2017 assessment is the fourth AMAP assessment addressing Arctic climate issues and is a direct follow up to the first Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Climate Change and the Cryosphere assessment report published AMAP, 2017. Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. xiv + 269 pp. The SWIPA 2017 assessment was conducted between 2010 and 2016 by an international group of over 90 scientists, experts and knowledgeable members of the Arctic indigenous communities. Lead authors were selected by an open nomination process coordinated by AMAP and several national and international organizations. Access to reliable and up-to-date information is essential for the development of science-based decision-making regarding ongoing changes in the Arctic and their global implications. To allow readers of this report to see how AMAP interprets and develops its scientifically-based assessment product in terms of more action-orientated conclusions and recommendations, an extract from the Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic: Summary for Policy-makers report is reproduced in this report on pages vii to xiv. SWIPA Lead authors have confirmed that this Summary for Policy-makers accurately and fully reflects their scientific assessment. The present report constitutes the fully-referenced scientific basis for all statements made in the SWIPA Summary for Policy-makers. The SWIPA reports are available from the AMAP Secretariat and on the AMAP website www.amap.no.

 http://www.amap.no/documents/doc/snow-water-ice-and-permafrost-in-the-arctic-swipa-2017/1610

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