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Capacity building provides climate information for Africa

Rossby CentreClimate

Six scientific papers are to be included in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. This is a result of collaboration between researchers mainly from Sweden and Africa, with support from the CORDEX network. The collaboration has also strengthened the African climate science community, …

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Effects of the 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on the African climate

Rossby CentreClimate

An overview of the potential effects of 1.5 and 2ºC global warming levels on the African climate will be presented by Grigory Nikulin as a highlighted talk at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2018, in Vienna.

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SMHI at HELIX final meeting

Rossby CentreClimate

Researchers from the Rossby Centre were present at the final meeting of HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes) FP7 project in Exeter in the beginning of October.

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New map data depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees

Rossby CentreClimate

Since the Paris meeting in 2015, researchers have been investigating the effects of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees. Now, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) can present unique data which depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 …

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Regional climate scenarios key for local climate work

Rossby CentreClimate

Improved regional climate models are invaluable for regional and local climate information, for planning of climate change measures, and for climate services over the next 20 years. One of the challenges is identifying the information that is most interesting for users. 

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Climate impact atlas for climate change in Africa to be realized

Rossby CentreClimate

Researchers are now starting to create a climate impact atlas for Africa. This will show some effects of a changed climate. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) will be providing expert support as the climate impact atlas is developed by researchers in Africa.

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Tripling of extreme storms in West African Sahel area, due to global warming

Rossby CentreAtmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Human impact on the climate has made extreme storms three times as common in the last 35 years in the West African Sahel area. Researchers have studied satellite data from the region and in a new Nature paper they show what they think causes the change.

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SMHI at major European geoscience conference

HydrologyRossby CentreClimate

Climate change, precipitation and open data and transparency in water research. There are some topics that SMHI researchers present at the major geoscience conference EGU 2017 in Vienna, 23-28 April.

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Rossby Centre 20th Anniversary - Climate modeling since 1997

Rossby CentreClimate

Rossby Center, SMHI's climate modeling unit, celebrates 20 years. In this period the Rossby Center has grown from being a newly established center to being a recognized international player. The anniversary will be celebrated with a conference for researchers and users of climate research and …

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CRESCENDO is supporting policy makers on routes to realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement

Rossby CentreClimate

Scientists from the EU project CRESCENDO met EU decision-makers to raise awareness about the challenges and benefits of realizing the Paris Agreement.

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