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Europe's discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus calculated

Hydrology

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

Hydrology

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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Satellite measurements show hidden water content of snow

Hydrology

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

HydrologyClimate

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

HydrologyClimate

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

HydrologyClimate

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

Hydrology

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

HydrologyClimate

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

HydrologyClimate

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

HydrologyOceanography

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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