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A new regional climate change assessment for the Baltic Sea basin

The successful collaboration continues

In 2013, there will be a new climate change assessment report for the Baltic Sea, as an update to the successful BACC book (2008). The BACC topics will be further elaborated, and new aspects will be treated in the new report. More than 80 scientists from 13 countries have contributed to the first BACC report, bringing together the current knowledge on regional climate change and its impacts in the Baltic Sea region.

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An international scientific writing team under the leadership of Hans von Storch of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has now commenced working on the update to the BACC report, which was published with Springer in 2008. Like the first BACC book, the new report will document observed changes as well as describe future scenarios and possible impacts of climate change in the Baltic Sea region. Sea level change in the Baltic Sea will be treated in more depth in the new report, as well as socio-economic aspects like the role of land use and urban areas, and the question of attribution of climate change on the regional scale. The work is being coordinated by the International BALTEX Secretariat at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.

The first BACC book is now available at Springer at a greatly reduced rate. A free online version is also available for download.

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