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Better infrastructure for continued development of climate models

Climate

More complex climate models make great demands on a well-functioning computer environment. In a newly established EU project, SMHI is developing and simplifying collaboration between researchers by building up the infrastructure and support services for climate research.

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Higher temperatures affect intensive rain showers

MeteorologyClimate

Higher temperatures affect the conditions for cloud formation and rainfall. Heavy rain showers, such as summer thunderstorms, are influenced more by temperature than rain from larger widespread rain systems. Heavy rain has far-reaching consequences for society, and these could worsen at higher …

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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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Climate variations for the last millennium

Climate

Variability and long-term climate change in the Baltic Sea region have been investigated in a 1000-year long climate model simulation.

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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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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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Health project for eastern Africa

Climate

The Healthy Futures project will concentrate on infectious diseases as a result of climate change, in eastern Africa. SMHI will perform climate simulations and communicate the data to disease experts.

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How clouds influence our climate – satellites could provide new answers

MeteorologyClimate

A warmer climate could affect cloudiness on our planet. However, a change in cloudiness could in turn have repercussions on the climate. Research to better monitor clouds is now being intensified using satellites.

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