Reporting back from Rossby Centre’s 20th Anniversary

Rossby Centre, SMHI's climate modeling unit, celebrates 20 years in 2017. Since 1997 the Rossby Centre has grown from being a newly established center to being a recognized international player. The anniversary was celebrated with a conference for researchers and users of climate research and climate services on 13-14 September 2017.

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Rossby Centre today

Today, Rossby Centre is Sweden's largest climate research and modeling group, developing both regional and global climate models. Its researchers  are active in a number of national and  international projects, building  up knowledge in, for example, Africa, so that more research groups can stand on their own and produce climate information for their countries. The Rossby Centre has built an internationally wide spread user community, and now delivers detailed climate simulations not only for Sweden, but also for large areas of the world. These are increasingly presented in user-friendly climate services, which facilitate its use for climate change impact studies.

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Group photo with current and former employees at Rossby Centre. A total of about 50 researchers have contributed to the center's success over the years.

The Conference

Rossby Centre’s 20th anniversary was celebrated with a two-day conference on 13-14 September 2017, held at the Arbetets Museum in Norrköping. The first day focused on climate modelling and research and the second on climate services and international cooperation. The presentations were organized in four distinct sessions and are available for download below.

Photos

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SMHI research director Joakim Langner launches the conference.
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Erik Kjellström mentioned Carl-Gustaf Rossby at his introduction about the Rossby Centre
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SMHI research director Joakim Langner launches the conference.
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Erik Kjellström mentioned Carl-Gustaf Rossby at his introduction about the Rossby Centre

Press coverage

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SVT Lokala Nyheter Öst

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SVT Lokala Nyheter Öst