Number of days with snow cover is projected to decrease in all seasons. Snow cover is drastically reduced in the southern parts of the Baltic Sea Region. Only the mountainous regions have a decrease in snow cover of less than 40% (Figures 1 and 2, click to enlarge).

Abbreviations:

ANN Annual (January - December)
DJF Winter (December, January, February)
JJA Summer (June, July, August)
MAM Spring (March, April, May)
SON Autumn (September, October, November)


Figure 1. Change in average duration of snow cover, 2071-2100 compared to the 1961-1990 average (%). Winter (DJF, top left), spring (MAM, top right), summer (JJA, bottom left) and autumn (SON, bottom right). Using Rossby Centre regional Atmosphere-Ocean model scenario A2.


Figure 2. Change in average duration of snow cover, 2071-2100 compared to the 1961-1990 average (%). Winter (DJF, top left), spring (MAM, top right), summer (JJA, bottom left) and autumn (SON, bottom right). Using Rossby Centre regional Atmosphere-Ocean model scenario B2.

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