Abbreviations

ACIA

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

ACSYS

Arctic Climate System Study

AEPS

Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy

AMAP

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AOGCM

Atmosphere-Ocean Global Circulation Model

ASC

Assessment Steering Committee

BASIS

Barents Sea Impact Study

BESIS

Bering Sea Impact Study

CAFF

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CliC

Climate and Cryosphere

EU

European Union

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GARP

Global Atmospheric Research Program

GEA

Global Environmental Assessment Project

GHG

Greenhouse gas

ICC

Inuit Circumpolar Conference

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICSU

International Council for Science (previously International Council of Scientific

Unions)

IDGEC

Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

IGBP

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

IGY

International Geophysical Year

IMO

International Meteorological Organization

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPY

International Polar Year

IWC

International Whaling Commission

LRTAP

Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RCM

Regional Climate Model

SAAO

Senior Arctic Affairs Official

SAO

Senior Arctic Official

SBSTA

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

SCAR

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

SMIC

Study of Man's Impact on Climate

SRES

IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios

UN

United Nations

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

US

United States

UV

Ultraviolet (radiation)

WCRP

World Climate Research Programme

WG

Working Group

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature

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