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Climate change affects groundwater

HydrologyClimate

Rising temperatures and more precipitation up to the turn of next century mean that parts of Sweden will have higher groundwater levels, while levels in the south-east of the country may decrease sharply. These are the findings of research carried out by SMHI, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) …

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Tools for floods and coasts

HydrologyOceanographyClimate

A new EU-project develops solutions for discharge and nutrients to coastal areas across Europe. The model OPERR will provide data for monitoring and forecasts of volume flow and nutrients in European rivers.

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Updated climate model opens new doors

Climate

After several years’ work, SMHI’s high-resolution regional climate model has been updated to a new version. The new solutions now make it possible to project detailed climate scenarios around the world.

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Scientific comparison of water quality models

Hydrology

A unique scientific comparison of hydrological models to assess water quality is being carried out. The primary aim of the international study is to increase knowledge on uncertainties in model-based decision support.

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How can vegetation affect the climate?

Climate

By mapping historical land use are researchers hoping to get more knowledge about how vegetation affects the regional climate. The north European research network Landclim has recently held a workshop.

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Climate change a threat to sewage systems

Hydrology

Many cities could face problems with their sewage in the future. A research study for Stockholm shows that a change in precipitation, combined with a population increase, could bring disruptions as early as the middle of the century.

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Unique service for European waters

Hydrology

Is the flooding extreme? How often is there severe flooding? Brand new opportunities for analysing water issues in Europe are now opening up thanks to a web service developed by SMHI. High-resolution information about water flows can be downloaded free of charge.

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Combined science on climate models

Climate

Regional climate models have become important tools in providing detailed scenarios regarding climate change. There is now a comprehensive scientific description of SMHI’s models and how they can be used.

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New research into water flows in a changed climate

HydrologyClimate

How can climate change affect water flows, flooding and the transfer of nutrients via water? A far-reaching research project is set to develop a new generation of tools for hydrological climate impact.

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New climate projections indicate more extreme weather

Climate

Extreme weather will be more common in Europe, heavy rain and heat waves will be more frequent and more intense than at present. New climate projections for severe weather situations in 100 years also show that truly cold days will virtually disappear.

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