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New way of predicting ice on wind turbines

As wind turbines become an increasingly important source of energy, there is a growing need to better predict when ice forms on them and prevents electricity from being produced. A research project at SMHI has developed new methods for projecting ice formation on wind turbines.

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New climatology on clouds and radiation from weather satellite data

The properties and distribution of clouds around the globe are important to climate research. There is now a 28-year compilation of clouds and radiation – a cloud climatology – based on data from polar satellites.

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New planning tool for climate adaptation in cities

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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Ocean pH value decreasing

A research project into ocean acidification has increased knowledge about conditions in the Baltic Sea and Kattegat-Skagerrak. When the pH value falls, the whole marine ecosystem is affected.

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How does the climate in the Baltic Sea vary?

How has the climate in the Baltic Sea varied over the past 150 years? How will it develop up to the year 2100? A new research project will analyse how the climate in the Baltic Sea has varied since 1850 and simulate future scenarios for the Baltic Sea.

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New special issue of AMBIO: future state of the Baltic Sea marine environment

The research project ECOSUPPORT focused on how the marine environment in the Baltic Sea might change due to the combined impact of climate change and nutrient discharge. Some of the project’s findings are presented in the new issue of AMBIO from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Prize to article in Hydrology Research

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

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

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

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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