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Satellite measurements show hidden water content of snow

As spring arrives, many people are generally interested in the snow vanishing. Others are more interested in the water that is stored in the snow layer. Satellite measurements can show the extent and water content of the snow coverage, and where it will melt.

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New planning tool for climate adaptation in cities

A changing climate places great pressure on society, and creates many new challenges. To make city planning easier, a planning tool has been developed to support climate adaptation of cities and regions in Europe.

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Prize to article in Hydrology Research

Researchers at SMHI received the award for the best article in the journal Hydrology Research. The article describes how information from climate simulations can be adapted to develop scenarios for water flow and water balance in a future climate.

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Renewable energy can benefit from a changing climate

A warmer and wetter climate may have positive feedback on renewable energy sources. Better conditions for hydropower and biomass energy can be expected. A new analysis has been performed by Nordic and Baltic researchers.

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Successful start for Hydrological Open Source Community

The HYPE Open Source Community is now open to anyone interested in
hydrology, for cooperative code development. The community was successfully launched recently.

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Climate study presented in Durban

South Africa is one of the regions that will be affected the most by climate change. At COP17 in Durban SMHI will present a study on climate adaptation for eastern South Africa.

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Open Source Community for hydrologists

HYPE Open Source Community is now open to anyone interested in
hydrology, for cooperative code development.

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Baltic Sea environment visualized during EU Commission forum

What causes eutrophication in the Baltic Sea? What are the future scenarios for the ocean? Ocean environment issues will be illustrated in a visualization dome theatre during EU Commission forum in Gdansk, October 24-26th.

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Visualization of climate change and challenges for city planning

A new production with visualization technology presents future climate and consequences for cities. Presentations of Urban Water Vision will be held in a Geodome at Stockholm Water Week.

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Climate change affects groundwater

Rising temperatures and more precipitation up to the turn of next century mean that parts of Sweden will have higher groundwater levels, while levels in the south-east of the country may decrease sharply. These are the findings of research carried out by SMHI, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) …

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