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More algal blooms and new species of phytoplankton in Swedish seas

OceanographyClimate

The ongoing phenomenon of climate change is having an impact on marine ecosystems. Researchers from SMHI can show that there is now a greater occurrence of certain types of algal blooms than 40 years ago, and that new species of phytoplankton have become established. This has consequences not only …

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Research places the unusual Swedish summer of 2018 in a climate perspective

Rossby CentreClimate

Climate researchers from SMHI’s Rossby Centre, Stockholm University and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology have studied the probability of another summer resembling the extremely warm Swedish summer of 2018. They confirm, from a historical perspective, this was a very unusual summer. Ongoing …

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Research into how the climate is being affected by the pandemic

Rossby CentreClimate

The locking down of societies as a result of the ongoing corona pandemic has led to a reduction in global emissions of carbon dioxide during 2020. Governments are using both short-term emergency packages and more long-term restart packages in order to stimulate socio-economic development. …

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Urban environment design reduces local heat islands

Air QualityClimate

A study examining heat in urban environments has shown that good physical planning reduces the urban heat island effect, making it easier to deal with heatwaves. Knowledge from research on heat in cities from the Hazard Support project has now been compiled at smhi.se.

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Research provides new knowledge for local climate adaptation measures

HydrologyOceanographyAir QualityClimate

A changed climate with more extreme weather involves a heightened risk of natural hazards if society is not prepared for the new conditions. How do municipalities and other stakeholders use new research in their planning? SMHI and SEI have examined how research can be designed to meet users’ needs.

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New project on the spreading of disease in conjunction with climate change

Rossby CentreClimate

The climate is changing, and this will have many effects on society. Researchers, including representatives from SMHI, are now studying the consequences for the spreading of different types of diseases. The main areas of focus are the spreading of disease by the tiger mosquito, borrelia carried by …

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SMHI’s Berit Arheimer receives European award for outstanding contributions within hydrological research

Hydrology

The European Geosciences Union has awarded Berit Arheimer, Head of Hydrological Research at SMHI, the 2021 Henry Darcy Medal for her outstanding contributions within hydrological research.

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UN Day focuses on warning systems to limit natural disasters

HydrologyClimate

On 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization issued a report on risk information and early warning systems. Despite the fact that such systems help to save lives and property, many countries still lack them. SMHI is involved in several …

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Winner of the ClimeMarine Art Contest: creative illustration connecting Marine Spatial Planning and Climate Change

OceanographyClimate

We can proudly present the winner of the ClimeMarine art contest: Malva Crona from Malungs folkhögskola, with a cartoon featuring various aspects of Marine Spatial Planning and climate change.

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SMHI presents at the Science is Wonderful! 2020 online exhibition

Rossby CentreClimate

SMHI's climate modeling research unit Rossby Center participates with two research projects at the online exhibition Science is Wonderful! on 22-24 September during the European Research and Innovation Days.

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