The invited paper published online in Oceanography and funded by NSF and NOAA is titled “ Warm Arctic - Cold Continents, a Common Pattern Related to Arctic Sea Ice Melt, Snow Advance and Extreme Winter Weather.” Cohen will present the research results today at the National Academy of Sciences workshop on arctic linkages titled “Linkages between Arctic Sea Ice Loss and Mid‐Latitude Weather Patterns” in College Park, Maryland.A Track Record of Climate Forecast Innovations Two years ago, AER scientists developed the landmark Snow Advance Index (SAI) as part of AER’s continuing efforts to provide the most accurate seasonal forecasts in the public and private sectors. Last year, AER’s winter prediction model demonstrated a new and successful approach to forecast the Arctic Oscillation, which is the primary influence on weather patterns in the northeastern U.S. As a result, AER scientists predicted correctly the cold and snowy winter of 2012 to 2013 — in contrast, all the dynamical climate models predicted a warm winter. “Now we’re building on that foundation to explain how another component in the climate system — arctic sea ice — contributes to winter weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere,” said Ron Isaacs, AER president and chief executive officer. “AER scientists have pioneered the idea that autumn conditions in the Arctic can influence winter weather in the mid-latitudes, and we continue to advance our understanding of this complex relationship.” About Atmospheric and Environmental Research Atmospheric and Environmental Research helps businesses and the government anticipate and manage climate- and weather-related risks. Government agencies such as NOAA, NASA, and the Departments of Defense and Energy rely on AER’s scientists to help solve weather- and climate-related problems of vital national importance in energy, environment, national security, and climate change. Energy, insurance, and manufacturing firms count on AER to help decrease their weather-related losses and improve productivity by integrating state-of-the-art climate science and weather information into their planning and decision processes. Established in 1977 and headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, AER is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) company. Please visit www.aer.com.