1An Arctic Freshwater Synthesis Component Leads and Steering Committee (SC) Meeting was organized on November 24-25, 2014, at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway. Eight participants attended in-person and two remotely. The leads and/or co-leads of each component participated as well as three members of the SC. This meeting was organized by the CliC International Project Office and sponsored by CliC, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Climate, Environment Canada and the University of Victoria, Canada. The leads/co-leads reported on the state of their chapters.  Click on the links below to see their presentation updates.

Ocean Component presentation by Eddy Carmack
Hydrology Component presentation by Irina Fedorova
Ecology Component presentation by Fred Wrona
Atmosphere Component presentation by James Screen
Resources Component presentation by Arne Instanes
Modelling Component presentation by Camille Lique

The participants then discussed ways to harmonize the AFS manuscripts, to ensure that they come across as a synthesis product. One important change was that the authors decided on a common outline for the chapters. It was also suggested that all the components should produce a cross-system effects diagram to tie the different components together.

The project is still on target to have manuscripts submitted for the special issue of JGR-Biogeosciences this spring.