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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

NEWS

17 March 2015

CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team plans for next steps in regional climate modelling

The International Project Office for CORDEX, IPOC hosted by SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute was launched in January 2015.  Shortly after, the CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team met to plan future activities that will strengthen regional climate modelling activities across the globe.

09 March 2015

Satellites key to new projects

Satellite information is used in several different ways within SMHIs research. Two new projects are using satellites to monitor clouds in climate models to improve forecasting models.

06 March 2015

New research shows wood smoke's impact on health

Small-scale wood burning is a significant source of air pollution. However, there is limited knowledge as to the effects that wood burning has on people's health. SMHI has cooperated with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University to map the situation in and around Umeå.

02 March 2015

Icing forecasts for wind turbines now possible

Wind power producers can now receive mapped forecasts displaying the icing risk for their wind turbines. This is important for assessing the production status for the next 24 hours. The service comes as a result of several years of research on wind power in cold climates.

21 January 2015

Swedish weather summary for the year 2014

2014 was the warmest year in Sweden since measurements began around 1860. The Swedish mean annual temperature was 0.18°C higher than the previous warmest year 1934. In general the year was wetter than normal in the southern part of the country, and drier than normal in the northern part.

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

Wood smoke's impact on health

Small-scale wood burning is a significant source of air pollution. However, there is limited knowledge as to the effects that wood burning has on people's health. SMHI has cooperated with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University to map the situation in and around Umeå.

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.

 

SERVICES

Seatrack Web

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

WebHyPro - Real time weather and water parameters

The system presents meteorological and hydrological observations, model calculations and forecasts in real time.

Airviro - Air Quality Management system

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