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Erik Kjellström takes up position of SMHI’s Professor of Climatology

Climate

Erik Kjellström is taking up the position of Professor of Climatology at SMHI. With a Professor of Climatology, SMHI is strengthening its research, increasing the focus on international partnerships and developing research in the field of regional climate modelling.

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Current climate information enables marine planning that is sustainable in the long term

OceanographyClimate

Global climate change will affect the seas and the marine ecosystems for a long time to come. Current information about ongoing and future climate change will now be incorporated into Swedish marine planning. SMHI is leading a project in which various stakeholder groups will also be involved in …

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What is climate change doing to the Baltic Sea?

Oceanography

Hotter, fresher and more acidification. The Baltic Sea described in three terms, based on the latest research into the Baltic Sea in a changed climate. What does science have to say about the future of the Baltic Sea? And what can we do to influence its development?

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Dialogue creates usable base data for decisions

HydrologyOceanographyAir QualityClimate

SMHI’s researchers are working with user dialogue to produce base data for decisions that is meaningful for different kinds of decision-makers. The dialogue provides better knowledge of users’ needs. It also shows how users interpret the base data and how it is used in work to climate-adapt society …

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Forest fire and impact on water supplies

Hydrology

Forest fires create direct visible changes in the landscape. But how does a forest fire affect the water supply? Following the major forest fire in the county of Västmanland four years ago, researchers at SMHI investigated the water supply in the area and downstream. They reached the conclusion …

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Developing climate services with user value

HydrologyOceanographyClimate

SMHI is involved in two European research projects that aim to develop climate services together with users. This aims to make the climate services more user-friendly and appropriate, so that they meet the needs that exist in society.

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Measuring precipitation using the mobile network – project for better preparedness in connection with floods

Hydrology

Researchers from SMHI, Ericsson and Stockholm Vatten och Avfall are to further develop the technology for measuring rain by using microwave links in the mobile telephony network.

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Climate change and societal development affects nutrient discharge to the Baltic Sea

Hydrology

Research has shown that the problem of nutrient discharges from land and thereby eutrophication in the Baltic Sea is probably being exaggerated by the ongoing climate change. New calculations show that the release of nutrients into the Baltic Sea could decline. However, this will require society to …

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Researchers gathering knowledge on climate extremes for climate adaptation in Sweden

Climate

SMHI will compile knowledge on climate extremes in Sweden, particularly relating to precipitation and drought. The work will be presented in a report which collates existing knowledge and identifies knowledge gaps for use in the work relating to the climate adaptation of society.

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SMHI builds flood forecasting and alert system in West Africa

HydrologyClimate

Every year, people are surprised by unexpected floods in West Africa. 2018, Nigeria is particularly affected by major flooding which has killed more than 100 people during September. The interest is therefore great for the operational flood forecasting and alert pilot system that SMHI is building …

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