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The WMO's Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) fosters international coordination and partnerships between scientific and operational communities with the goal of meeting the cryosphere data and information need of Members and partners, in support of Earth system monitoring, modeling and prediction. GCW operates under the remit of the Infrastructure Commission (INFCOM).
The Executive Council Panel on Polar and High Mountain Observation, Research and Services (EC-PHORS) plays a meaningful role on overseeing, coordinating and monitoring how polar and high-mountain observations, research, services and policies are developed and implemented within and externally to WMO, in response of significant changes in the polar and high mountain environments.
Bulletin nº Vol 70 (2) - 2021
Publish Date: 7 October 2021
Photo caption (above): Antartica - abandoned Wilkins Base and Observing Station (courtesy Sue Barrell, Australia) Cryosphere The word "cryosphere" comes from the Greek word for cold, "kryos." The cryosphere is...
Publish Date: 16 June 2021
WMO’s Global Cryosphere Watch community is supporting a new international project to strengthen observing systems in the Arctic in the face of rapid climate and environmental change.
Publish Date: 11 June 2021
Above normal air and sea-surface temperatures are expected over the majority of the Arctic regions in June, July, and August 2021. Lower to near normal ice cover is the predominant forecast while early to near normal break-up of sea ice is expected for most regions. This is according to a new seasonal climate outlook produced by the Arctic Climate Forum.
Publish Date: 20 May 2021
New observations show that the increase in Arctic average surface temperature between 1979 and 2019 was three times higher than the global average during this period – higher than previously reported - according to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP).
Publish Date: 10 December 2020
Climate change continues to disrupt the Arctic, with the second-highest air temperatures and second-lowest summer sea ice driving a cascade of impacts, including the loss of snow and extraordinary wildfires in northern Russia in 2020.
Publish Date: 20 November 2020
Above normal temperatures and precipitation are expected across most of the Arctic region for November-January 2020/2021, according to a new s easonal climate outlook produced at the sixth session of Arctic Climate Forum.
Publish Date: 12 October 2020
The most ambitious Arctic research expedition ever undertaken has come to a successful end after spending more than a year researching climate change in the Arctic, Drifting with the ice, the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) endured the extreme cold, Arctic storms, a constantly changing floe – and the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.