December 13: NOAA, partners to announce findings from 2016 Arctic Report Card

Annual update on Arctic to be announced at meeting of American Geophysical Union
December 12, 2016
Warming at more than twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth, the Arctic is on the front lines of climate change.

NOAA and its partners will release the latest scientific observations of the Arctic, a sensitive part of the world that impacts other parts of the planet, at a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET, hosted by the American Geophysical Union at its Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

A panel of scientists led by Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA's Arctic Research Program, will provide this year's report on sea ice, snow cover, air temperature, ocean temperature, the Greenland ice sheet, vegetation, and wildlife changes. The Arctic Report Card, annually updated since 2006, demonstrates the importance of long-term observing programs to effectively measure and attribute significant changes in the Arctic.

Reporters are invited to attend the press conference in person at the Moscone Conference Center, Moscone West, Room 3000, in San Francisco, or may participate remotely via web streaming offered for all press conferences at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting.


  • Arctic Report Card 2016 press conference at AGU's annual fall meeting in San Francisco, California


  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time (U.S.)


  • AGU Fall Meeting, Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, Press Conference Room (Room 3000, Moscone West, Level 3), San Francisco, CA  94103


  • Jeremy Mathis, co-editor of the Arctic Report Card and director of NOAA's Arctic Research Program
  • Marco Tedesco, research professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University 
  • Donald Perovich, adjunct professor of engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College 




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