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Wind farms have negligible impact on climate

Rossby CentreClimate

Wind turbines in large wind farms cause only slight changes in temperature, cloud and rainfall in the region of the wind farms. Globally, the change is negligible. Therefore, there should not be any fear that the operation of wind farms increases climate change.

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The Baltic Sea Region’s climate is presented in a new book

OceanographyClimate

The Baltic Sea Region will become significantly warmer in the future. There is now a new compilation which describes the Baltic Sea Region’s climate, how it has changed to date and expected developments until the year 2100. It involves an increase of the sea level, coastal erosion and effects on …

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BalticAPP is set to collect information about the environmental state of the Baltic Sea

OceanographyClimate

An upcoming mobile app will give the general public vital information about the state of the environment in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to this app, anyone will be in a position to assess the state of the environment at a given location. The three-year BONUS project BalticAPP has the task of developing …

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Summer school at Askö in the Baltic Sea 24-30 August, 2015

OceanographyClimate

PhD students and early career researchers are invited to a summer school on Impact of climate chance on the marine environment with special focus on the role of changing extremes. Application deadline 30 May, 2015.

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Improved support system facilitates the decontamination of oil in seas covered by ice

OceanographyClimate

Researchers at the SMHI are set to improve their forecasts of spill and discharge diffusion that occurs in the Baltic Sea when the sea is ice covered. The work forms part of a project that will facilitate risk management and decontamination in the case of accidents or incidents in the Baltic Sea …

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CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team plans for next steps in regional climate modelling

Climate

The International Project Office for CORDEX, IPOC hosted by SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute was launched in January 2015.  Shortly after, the CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team met to plan future activities that will strengthen regional climate modelling activities across …

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Satellites key to new projects

Atmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Satellite information is used in several different ways within SMHIs research. Two new projects are using satellites to monitor clouds in climate models to improve forecasting models.

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International Project Office for Regional Climate Modelling at SMHI

Climate

SMHI has been named as the host of a new International Project Office for regional climate modelling. The Office will support the development of climate models and projections of future climate, facilitate cooperation between regions and countries, and promote knowledge exchange and capacity …

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Research on intense precipitation could increase preparedness upon local flooding

HydrologyClimate

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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Baltic Earth research programme takes more durable form

HydrologyOceanographyRossby CentreClimate

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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