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Research on intense precipitation could increase preparedness upon local flooding

In recent times, abundant rainfall over southwestern Sweden has caused high water levels and flooding. An ongoing research project is developing flow forecasts which are better at capturing the effects of sudden downpours. It allows for better preparedness upon local, extreme water flows in the …

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Summer course on hydrological modelling

SMHI provides pan-European water information based on their hydrological model system, E-HYPE (European HYdrological Predictions for the Environment). During the summer, 20 people from six European countries gathered at SMHI to find out more about the model results.

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Baltic Earth research programme takes more durable form

The Earth System Science programme called Baltic Earth is now entering a permanent phase after an initial year of development. Baltic Earth enables researchers to co-ordinate transnational research around the Baltic Sea.

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Future of the Baltic Sea the focus of new research

The problems associated with eutrophication have long affected the Baltic Sea. Large blooms of toxic algae, oxygen-free bottoms and changes to composition of species have all impacted on the sea. Four years of research will provide more knowledge about the future of the Baltic.

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Torrential rainfall a common climate feature in the future

Changes in the climate are expected to result in heavier rainfall. Calculations with climate models show that a heavy downpour will give 20-30 per cent more rain at the turn of the next century.

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Climate change is affecting water supply in India

Drier in dry areas, wetter in already wet areas. This just about sums up the future water supply situation in India at the end of the century. In areas that are already experiencing water shortages, adaptation to climate change is very important for sustainable development and combatting poverty.

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A hydrological network for open source codes under development

How can researchers contribute in cooperation towards developing hydrological models? Open source codes are one solution. European researchers have met to develop this cooperation.

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Open data gives water apps

Apps and web services for forecasting and decision support in the event of flooding, water contamination, irrigation and dam control. This is the aim of a European research project coordinated by SMHI.

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Europe's discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus calculated

Agriculture discharges the most nitrogen into Europe's coastal seas. Discharges of phosphorus come from treatment works to a larger extent, although in some areas agriculture and forestry are responsible for large discharges. This is shown by a study carried out by scientists at SMHI.

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Satellite images make it possible to monitor ice break-up in Torne River

SMHI has used high-resolution satellite images for the first time to monitor ice break-up in Torne River, one of Sweden’s largest unregulated rivers.

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