Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate
Faced with a changing climate, businesses, policymakers, and local communities need to access reliable weather and climate information to safeguard human health, wellbeing, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. However, important changes in climate variability and extreme weather events are difficult to pinpoint and account for in existing modelling and forecasting tools. Moreover, many changes in the global climate are linked to the Arctic, where climate change is occurring rapidly, making weather and climate prediction a considerable challenge.
Blue-Action will evaluate the impact of Arctic warming on the northern hemisphere and develop new techniques to improve forecast accuracy at sub-seasonal to decadal scales.
Blue-Action will specifically work to understand and simulate the linkages between the Arctic and the global climate system, and the Arctic’s role in generating weather patterns associated with hazardous conditions and climatic extremes.
In doing so, Blue-Action aims to improve the safety and wellbeing of people in Arctic and across the Northern Hemisphere, to reduce the risks associated with Arctic operations and resource exploitation, and to support evidence- based decision-making by policymakers worldwide.
SAMS role in Blue-Action
Dr Raeanne Miller - supported by the SRSL and SAMS communication teams - is the work package leader for WP8 'Communication, Dissemination, Engagement and Exploitation'.
SAMS' physical oceanographer Professor Stuart Cunningham contributes to WP4 as a follow-on from the NACLIM project.