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The Forum for Arctic Modeling and Observing Synthesis (FAMOS) workshop outlooks preparation is an educational activity organized around attempts to predict sea ice and oceanic conditions one year in advance. This annual exercise, initiated in 2012 at the FAMOS workshop #1, encourages workshop participants to think deeply about arctic changes and their causes synthesizing knowledge and data from different disciplines; and of course to have some fun doing this work. The first sea ice outlooks (for 2013 and 2014 sea ice conditions) are summarized in the "Sea Ice" section. In 2014, we will also organize preparations of outlooks for ocean circulation regime (cyclonic or anticyclonic), ocean freshwater, and heat contents. All Arctic climate system parameters are closely related and have to be considered together.

Last updated: May 29, 2014

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