Researchers from around the world will be gathering in Vienna for the annual research conference arranged by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) April 18-22. The conference covers all fields of research concerning the earth, the planets and space. This year the theme is The Active Planet.
Joakim Langner has been appointed as new head of the SMHI research department. He has a background of many years as a researcher in air quality and climate, and long experience from leading positions at SMHI.
SMHI is collaborating with the Brazilian authorities to improve the air quality in Brazilian cities. The levels of particles and soot in the air are being charted to find solutions that improve air quality and consequently the health of the inhabitants.
A weather forecast can be even more useful if it is combined with other similar forecasts. By comparing different weather forecasts, you can gain an overall probability of specific future weather events taking place. This is the basis of probability forecasts, an aspect of meteorology which is currently being developed for the wind power industry.