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A climate atlas could provide support in adapting to a climate in change in Africa

For several years, researchers from SMHI have been working with African researchers to gather knowledge on climate change in Africa. They now want to develop a climate atlas showing the regional effects of various climate scenarios as a support for important functions in society.

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Cloud-cloud collisions lead to heavier precipitation

Cloud-cloud collisions are very important for creating intensive rain showers, whilst individual clouds have more difficulty growing bigger. Researchers have used many high-resolution models to investigate how precipitation is affected by increasing temperatures. The study has been published in …

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Collaboration between researchers and users build well-used climate service

A ten-year collaboration between SMHI and users around Sweden has created a climate service that describes climate changes in Sweden, Europe and the world. Close discussions between climate researchers and users have been the key to a well-used online tool. This work has now been documented in a …

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GAC SMHI Weather Solutions contributes to safer and more efficient shipping

Forecasts from SMHI are an important piece of the puzzle for safer and more efficient shipping, which is the aim of the EU’s Sea Traffic Management (STM) project. Today, international shipping is relatively unregulated when compared to aviation. The route a particular ship is planning to take is …

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Air currents in the atmosphere affect sea ice extent in the Arctic

Changes in air currents in the atmosphere has a great effect on the sea ice extent in the Arctic. Direct effect on the sea ice can be seen when the circulation patterns change. Scientists can determine this based on satellite data.

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