Projected Reduction of Snow in 2080


Projected Reduction of Snow in 2080


This map shows the projected changes in snow fall in the northern hemisphere between 1981-2000 and 2081-2100, according to the ECHAM5 climate change model and the SRES A2 emission scenario (run 2). In some areas, there is a projected reduction of 60% to 80% of snow, while in others, most particularly in the Canadian Arctic and Siberia, there may be an increase of snow fall.


United Nations Environment Programme / GRID-Arendal[1]

Cartographer/Designer: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Primary Source:

  • R. Brown, Environment Canada; data from ESG (2007)
  • WCRP CMIP3 Multi-Model Dataset. Earth System Grid
  • [Accessed February 2007]


© 2006 UNEP / GRID-Arendal


For use constraints, see [2].


This map is one in a series For a listing with flyovers, see Series:UNEP / GRID-Arendal.