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Forecasts of river ice break-up for the Lena River unexpectedly accurate on the first attempt

HydrologyClimate

SMHI’s hydrological model seems to have accurately predicted the ice break-up for the Lena River at Yakutsk in eastern Siberia – on the first attempt. The forecasting is made as part of a new project, where researchers from SMHI, together with partners from Russia, Japan and local …

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Researchers studying how climate change affects nature and society in Siberia

HydrologyClimate

A new project that aims to increase resilience to climate change impacts in the Republic of Sakha, in Eastern Siberia, Russia, has started. The project, named HYdrology, PErmafrost and Resilience in Eastern Russian Arctic and Subarctic (HYPE-ERAS), will develop new knowledge about the relationship …

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SMHI participates in creating flood forecasting and alert system for West Africa

Hydrology

In February 2020, SMHI led a five-day workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, within the FANFAR project. Together with counterparts from seventeen West African countries, a co-designed flood forecasting and alert system is now being tested operationally.

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SMHI researcher elected President of IAHS

Hydrology

SMHI’s highly qualified hydrology researcher Berit Arheimer has been named the new President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) during the General Assembly in Montreal, Canada in July 2019. She was elected by large majority of the 48 voting countries.

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Climate impact on water reservoirs to be studied in a new project

HydrologyClimate

Across Europe, there are thousands of larger and smaller water reservoirs with an important role for drinking water supply, hydropower, environment, and recreation. In a new project lead by SMHI, researchers are going to look into the impact on the water reservoirs from climate change and …

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Inclusive capacity development by SMHI at World Water Week

Hydrology

Long-term visions, time, social media and training of the next generation was highlighted as the key components for the future of capacity development, when SMHI showcased some recent projects experiences at the start of World Water Week in Stockholm.

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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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