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Reduced spring flooding a result of climate change – may be counteracted through water regulation

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers has altered the flow regimes of springtime floods to at least as great an extent as coming climate change will alter them. Scientists are now suggesting that water regulation could be used in climate adaptation as a way to recreate the natural variation in water flow regimes.

West African course participants visited Norrköping

For three weeks in May, SMHI in Norrköping hosted some thirty decision-makers from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. They were participating in “Climate Change”, a six-month climate training programme that focuses particularly on water resources and agriculture.

Reduced spring flooding a result of climate change – may be counteracted through water regulation

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers has altered the flow regimes of springtime floods to at least as great an extent as coming climate change will alter them. Scientists are now suggesting that water regulation could be used in climate adaptation as a way to recreate the natural variation in water flow regimes.

West African course participants visited Norrköping

For three weeks in May, SMHI in Norrköping hosted some thirty decision-makers from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. They were participating in “Climate Change”, a six-month climate training programme that focuses particularly on water resources and agriculture.

News

International climate educations

African decision-makers visit SMHI for climate education programme

For three weeks, SMHI in Norrköping has hosted close to 30 officials from East Africa. They are taking part in an education programme on climate change and on how societies can adapt to an altered climate and prevent crises.

SMHI will be conducting a total of nine climate education programmes over a five-year period. Around 250 decision-makers from nine African countries will participate, all in all.

African decision-makers visit SMHI for climate education programme

For three weeks, SMHI in Norrköping has hosted close to 30 officials from East Africa. They are taking part in an education programme on climate change and on how societies can adapt to an altered climate and prevent crises.

SMHI will be conducting a total of nine climate education programmes over a five-year period. Around 250 decision-makers from nine African countries will participate, all in all.

Climate

Climate scenarios for the sea

Effects of present climate change can be seen also in the oceans. Result from calculations of how different ocean parameters change depending on the chosen climate scenario.

Climate Scenarios

The results from SMHI’s climate research at the Rossby Centre are found here. Climate scenarios are presented on maps, as diagrams and as downloadable data.

Climate Indicators

We are probably facing a dramatic change in the earth’s climate, which will affect society in many different ways. There is therefore a need to continuously follow the changes in our climate, so SMHI has produced a number of climate indicators for this purpose. 

Climate Research at the Rossby Centre

The Rossby Centre pursues research on climate processes and the behaviour of the climate system. The principal tools are global and regional climate models developed within the research unit.

Climate scenarios for the sea

Effects of present climate change can be seen also in the oceans. Result from calculations of how different ocean parameters change depending on the chosen climate scenario.

Climate Scenarios

The results from SMHI’s climate research at the Rossby Centre are found here. Climate scenarios are presented on maps, as diagrams and as downloadable data.

Climate Indicators

We are probably facing a dramatic change in the earth’s climate, which will affect society in many different ways. There is therefore a need to continuously follow the changes in our climate, so SMHI has produced a number of climate indicators for this purpose. 

Climate Research at the Rossby Centre

The Rossby Centre pursues research on climate processes and the behaviour of the climate system. The principal tools are global and regional climate models developed within the research unit.

Services

Forecasts and warnings

SMHI provides daily forecasts to the general public and societal functions and issues warnings when faced with severe weather and water events. SMHI also offers products and services that function as vital support in the decision-making of, for example, Swedish authorities, organisations and municipalities.

Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

The International Training Programme Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation is designed for decision makers in developing countries. Participating organisations will access the latest research and development in their areas of work, be supervised by skilled Swedish colleagues and experts, expand their networks and enhance working methods.

Seatrack Web

Make forecasts of oil spill with hourly resolution and also track the discharge source.

Forecasts and warnings

SMHI provides daily forecasts to the general public and societal functions and issues warnings when faced with severe weather and water events. SMHI also offers products and services that function as vital support in the decision-making of, for example, Swedish authorities, organisations and municipalities.

Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

The International Training Programme Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation is designed for decision makers in developing countries. Participating organisations will access the latest research and development in their areas of work, be supervised by skilled Swedish colleagues and experts, expand their networks and enhance working methods.

Seatrack Web

Make forecasts of oil spill with hourly resolution and also track the discharge source.

Airviro - Air Quality Management system

Airviro is appreciated by hundreds of users at authorities and industries worldwide when improving their environmental management.

Be alerted to extreme weather

Prepare for thunderstorms, strong winds and snow with SMS and email alerts, web services, and consultation.

Open access to data for research and development

Open access to SMHI's data is a prerequisite to progress for both research and development of new products and services.

Airviro - Air Quality Management system

Airviro is appreciated by hundreds of users at authorities and industries worldwide when improving their environmental management.

Be alerted to extreme weather

Prepare for thunderstorms, strong winds and snow with SMS and email alerts, web services, and consultation.

Open access to data for research and development

Open access to SMHI's data is a prerequisite to progress for both research and development of new products and services.

Research

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Marine environment

The sea is often in focus as a resource for society and its people, for recreation and for transportation. A sustainable environment and climate development are prerequisites for a sustainable use of ocean and its resources. SMHI provides the individual, government, researchers and the international community with data, forecasts and scenarios, and current information.

Sommarkväll över mognande vetefält

Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation

The Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation is a resource for everybody with a responsibility for, or interest in, Sweden´s adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Havsmiljö (Temasida, Imagebild)

Marine environment

The sea is often in focus as a resource for society and its people, for recreation and for transportation. A sustainable environment and climate development are prerequisites for a sustainable use of ocean and its resources. SMHI provides the individual, government, researchers and the international community with data, forecasts and scenarios, and current information.

Sommarkväll över mognande vetefält

Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation

The Swedish National Knowledge Centre for Climate Change Adaptation is a resource for everybody with a responsibility for, or interest in, Sweden´s adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

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