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A climate atlas could provide support in adapting to a climate in change in Africa

Rossby CentreClimate

For several years, researchers from SMHI have been working with African researchers to gather knowledge on climate change in Africa. They now want to develop a climate atlas showing the regional effects of various climate scenarios as a support for important functions in society.

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Cloud-cloud collisions lead to heavier precipitation

HydrologyClimate

Cloud-cloud collisions are very important for creating intensive rain showers, whilst individual clouds have more difficulty growing bigger. Researchers have used many high-resolution models to investigate how precipitation is affected by increasing temperatures. The study has been published in …

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Collaboration between researchers and users build well-used climate service

Rossby CentreClimate

A ten-year collaboration between SMHI and users around Sweden has created a climate service that describes climate changes in Sweden, Europe and the world. Close discussions between climate researchers and users have been the key to a well-used online tool. This work has now been documented in a …

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Air currents in the atmosphere affect sea ice extent in the Arctic

MeteorologyAtmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Changes in air currents in the atmosphere has a great effect on the sea ice extent in the Arctic. Direct effect on the sea ice can be seen when the circulation patterns change. Scientists can determine this based on satellite data.

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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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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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How the climate could change in the Arctic and South Asia

Rossby CentreClimate

A climate scenario is a description of possible future climate development, in meteorological terms. SMHI's climate scenarios are now available for two new areas; the Arctic and South Asia.

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Climate researchers gather at international meeting in Stockholm

Rossby CentreClimate

What does global warming mean in different parts of the world? About 350 of the world's climate researchers are meeting in Stockholm to discuss detailed regional calculations of climate change, which are necessary to create supporting information for decisions on regional climate work. The ICRC …

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Increased water inflow affects the shallow coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean

OceanographyClimate

The ongoing climate change is expected to have major impacts on the Arctic region. Scientists have observed greater inflows of warmer sea water from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic Ocean. This is likely to extend the ice-free period and affect the exchange of carbon dioxide and methane between the …

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Cloud analysis from satellite data is an important contribution to climate research

Atmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Clouds affect both the weather and climate, and they play an important role in calculations of a changing climate. Despite obstructing the view, without clouds we would have it even hotter on earth, as they reduce the overall amount of incoming solar radiation. At SMHI, researchers are studying …

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