The third session of North Eurasia Climate Outlook Forum (NEACOF-3) was held on October 3 in Kazan, Russia, at Kazan University. It was organized as a parallel event during Intergovernmental Council on Hydrology and Meteorology of CIS countries and Scientific Conference on regional problems of hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring. Specialists in the climate research area and climate services provision from 9 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) took part in this event.
Main focus of the forum was the large-scale circulation patterns influencing on the winter conditions over CIS territory and the state of teleconnection index. Training activity within the program focused on visualization and interpretation of seasonal model forecasts.
The preliminary version of 2012-2013 winter forecast was provided during the Forum. The final version of winter outlook is to be elaborated at the end of November 2012 through communication with the NHMSs specialists by E-mails and will be posted on the webpage of NEACC.