We acknowledge the modeling groups, the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) and the WCRP’s Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) for their roles in making available the WCRP CMIP3 multimodel dataset. Support of this dataset is provided by the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. We appreciate the organizational support to host workshops to discuss the use of CMIP3 models from the Arctic Council AMAP Climate Group and the underway SWIPA - Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic Review, Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS), and Working Group 20 of PICES. JEO, MW, and NAB appreciate the support of the NOAA Arctic Project, the NOAA FATE Project, and the AYK Project. This publication is partially funded by the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) under NOAA Cooperative Agreement NA17RJ1232. JEW was supported by NOAA Grant NA10OAR4310055 and NSF Grant ARC-0652838, while WLC was supported by NSF Grant OPP-0520112. VMK was supported by NSF Grant OPP-0652838 and RFBR Grant 08-05-00569.
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