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New study reveals difference in oxygen isotopes between heavy downpours and large-scale precipitation

HydrologyClimate

In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers have revealed a difference in the distribution of oxygen isotopes between heavy downpours and more widespread rainfall areas. The oxygen isotope 18O is more common in heavy downpours. The discovery makes it possible to study precipitation …

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Switch-On selected as EU success story – again!

Hydrology

The story of Switch-On has been included in yet another compilation booklet of success stories which includes projects from different areas covered by the societal research challenge "Climate Action and Resource Efficiency". It has been selected together with two other actions on EU research within …

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Course in hydrological modelling with the HYPE model

Hydrology

Now you can sign up for the SMHI summer course in hydrological modelling with the HYPE model. The course is open to anyone who wants to learn more about hydrological modelling with the HYPE model. The course will be held August 25-26, 2016 at SMHI in Norrköping, Sweden.

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Regional climate conference concluded with springboard toward the future

HydrologyRossby CentreClimate

The theme for the global scientific conference ICRC CORDEX in 2016 was methods for describing climate from a regional perspective. More than 300 participants from 38 countries around the world discussed climate modelling, climate change, consequences and effects.

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SMHI project Switch-On taken up by the EU as particularly successful

Hydrology

SMHI's project Switch-On was noted by the EU as a particularly successful project at the GEO meeting in Mexico. The project uses open data to create services for water management in Europe, at the same time as it builds up a research infrastructure to promote cooperation between European …

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Need for climate change adaptation in the Indian-Himalayan region to secure water supplies

Hydrology

The capacity of the water storages will be affected due to climate change, impacting the hydrologic regime in low land areas. The Indian-Himalayan areas need to adapt to climate change securing sustainable development and combatting poverty.

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Progress in the development of seasonal hydrological forecasts

HydrologyClimate

Seasonal forecasts can have great potential for many groups that are affected by climatic variations and that could manage such variations to their advantage through better understanding. Progress is being made right now in the development of seasonal hydrological forecasts.

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How has water flow been affected by last year’s major forest fire?

Hydrology

Twelve months have now passed since the devastating forest fire in Västmanland County. How far has the fire affected the hydrology of the area? This is currently being investigated by the research department of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) in a project financed by …

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Researchers investigate the needs of information about natural disasters for climate change adaptation

HydrologyRossby CentreClimate

Our knowledge is steadily growing about the climate that we can anticipate and the increased risk of heat waves, cloudbursts, floods and temporary sea level changes in the event of powerful storms. Now researchers shall improve knowledge concerning the information that early climate change adopters …

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Development of a new method for spring flood forecasts progressing

Hydrology

How the spring flood will develop is of interest to both the hydropower industry and for society's planning to manage flooded rivers. Researchers at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, have developed a new method to produce forecasts of spring floods.

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