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NOAA, partners to announce 2019 Arctic Report Card findings on December 10

December 6, 2019
Greenland's Steenstrup Glacier with midmorning sun glinting off the Denmark Strait in 2016.

NOAA and its partners will release the latest scientific observations of climate change in the Arctic, a sensitive part of the world that impacts other parts of the planet, at a news conference on Tue., Dec. 10, at 11:00 a.m. PT, during the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in San Francisco.

A panel of scientists, led by retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., deputy NOAA administrator, will provide this year's report on sea ice, snow cover, air temperature, ocean temperature, the Greenland ice sheet, vegetation and ecosystem changes. The Arctic Report Card, updated annually since 2006, demonstrates the importance of long-term observing programs to effectively measure significant changes in the Arctic.

The news conference will also be streamed live on the AGU press events webpage.  Reporters can watch the press event in real-time and asks questions via an online chat. For more information and instructions, click on the “Webstreaming”offsite link button in the Fall Meeting Media Centeroffsite link.

WHAT:
Arctic Report Card 2019 news conference

WHEN: 
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11:00-11:45 a.m. PT

WHERE:
AGU Press Conference Room
Moscone Center South
Third floor, Room 310-312
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

WHO:
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, deputy NOAA administrator
Matthew Druckenmiller, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Donald Perovich, Research Scientist, Dartmouth College
Mellisa Johnson, Executive Director, Bering Sea Elders

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
NOAA’s Arctic Report Card website will be updated with 2019 findings, photographs, graphics,  videos, and other information at the start of the news conference.

Media contact
Theo Stein, 303-819-7409