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The ACSYS and CliC Projects

… understanding the cryosphere

map of ACSYS project stations ACSYS project: 2405 stations in the Arctic region (Status: April 2005)ACSYS project: 2405 stations in the Arctic region (Status: April 2005)

The Arctic Climate System Study (ACSYS) was initiated to ascertain the role of the Arctic in global climate. The GRDC assembled and maintained the Arctic Runoff Data Base (ARDB) as contribution to the ACSYS Data and Information Service (ADIS) and the Data and Information Service for CliC (DISC) to support studies conducted in the framework of ACSYS. ACSYS ended in December 2003 and is continued within the Climate and Cryosphere Programme (CliC), which focuses on research of processes how the cryosphere interacts with the other components of the climate system.

The data set initially compiled in the Arctic Runoff Database (ARDB) was continously updated and is now integral part of the Global Runoff Database. Access to ARDB follows GRDC's data policy of free and unrestricted but identified access and is limited to non-commercial applications.

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