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NEWS

03 July 2015

Researchers investigate the needs of information about natural disasters for climate change adaptation

Our knowledge is steadily growing about the climate that we can anticipate and the increased risk of heat waves, cloudbursts, floods and temporary sea level changes in the event of powerful storms. Now researchers shall improve knowledge concerning the information that early climate change adopters require to be able to make decisions. This, in its turn, shall stimulate more effective decision-making about climate adaptation.

02 July 2015

Report describes climate simulations for Europe

SMHI's researchers have evaluated the ability of the regional atmospheric model RCA4 to describe the climate in a reliable way. There is now a report that describes the evaluation of the model and SMHI's climate simulations for Europe.

02 July 2015

Summer school increases knowledge of the Baltic Sea Region's future climate

Starting next week, the BONUS research programme will host a summer school, which will bring around 30 young researchers together for an interdisciplinary exchange, which will focus on the Baltic Sea. Researcher Helén Andersson from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) will participate, and will share her knowledge about the Baltic Sea's future climate.

24 June 2015

Wind farms have negligible impact on climate

Wind turbines in large wind farms cause only slight changes in temperature, cloud and rainfall in the region of the wind farms. Globally, the change is negligible. Therefore, there should not be any fear that the operation of wind farms increases climate change.

09 June 2015

Development of a new method for spring flood forecasts progressing

How the spring flood will develop is of interest to both the hydropower industry and for society's planning to manage flooded rivers. Researchers at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, have developed a new method to produce forecasts of spring floods.

SERVICES

Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation

International Training Programmes for East and West Africa 2015 are now open for application, until August 1.

Be alerted to extreme weather

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

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.

Climate scenarios

New scenarios

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

Marine Environment

Marine environment

SMHI monitors the marine environment. Current reports, factsheets, marine data and information about our research can be found here:

RESEARCH

The Baltic Sea Region’s climate

The Baltic Sea Region will become significantly warmer in the future. There is now a new compilation which describes the Baltic Sea Region’s climate, how it has changed to date and expected developments until the year 2100. It involves an increase of the sea level, coastal erosion and effects on urban areas.

Open access to data for research and development

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