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SMHI helps to determine phytoplankton species in the seas around Sweden

Oceanography

SMHI will be working together with Umeå University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology on a three-year project to evaluate high quality sequencing, or DNA barcoding, as a technique for quickly and reliably determining phytoplankton species in water samples. The project will study diversity, with …

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SMHI researcher elected President of IAHS

Hydrology

SMHI’s highly qualified hydrology researcher Berit Arheimer has been named the new President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) during the General Assembly in Montreal, Canada in July 2019. She was elected by large majority of the 48 voting countries.

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New global climate calculations show faster warming

Rossby CentreClimate

New calculations of how the world’s climate is changing confirm that the volume of greenhouse gas emissions makes a difference. They also show that warming is taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations. SMHI has now carried out the first calculations using the new version …

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Researchers describe the development of the EC-Earth global climate model

Rossby CentreClimate

Research and development carried out in recent years has resulted in a new version of the EC-Earth climate model to carry out new calculations of how the climate is changing. Here, some of SMHI’s researchers explain how the model has been developed to answer new research questions and provide more …

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Report compiles knowledge about climate extremes in Sweden

Rossby CentreClimate

Researchers have compiled existing knowledge about extreme weather events in Sweden, noting an increase in the number of extreme heatwaves in recent decades. A changing climate is expected to bring a rise in extreme weather events, so it is important to learn more about them.

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New satellite contributes Arctic weather data

MeteorologyAtmospheric Remote Sensing

A new Swedish-led satellite for improving coverage of the Arctic has gained support from enough countries within the European Space Agency (ESA) to receive budgetary approval. Work can now progress on building an initial prototype version of the Arctic Weather Satellite, a polar satellite with …

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Ten years of international collaboration on open source code

Atmospheric Remote Sensing

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and SMHI began working together on open source code for processing satellite data ten years ago. Today, this collaboration – Pytroll – involves more than one hundred experts and developers from around fifteen different countries, and the software has grown …

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Forests reduce cyclone intensity and precipitation extremes over Europe

Rossby CentreClimate

A study by researchers från Rossby Centre at SMHI shows that major afforestation in Europe has the potential to reduce the number of extra-tropical cyclones by up to 80 percent. This would result in a considerable reduction of precipitation extremes in winter, while Southern and Eastern Europe …

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Climate impact on water reservoirs to be studied in a new project

HydrologyClimate

Across Europe, there are thousands of larger and smaller water reservoirs with an important role for drinking water supply, hydropower, environment, and recreation. In a new project lead by SMHI, researchers are going to look into the impact on the water reservoirs from climate change and …

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Conference on regional climate attracts scientists from over 70 countries

Climate

Next week, 14-18 October, almost 500 regional climate researchers, decision makers and users of regional climate information from more than 70 countries will gather for the 4th International Conference on Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (ICRC-CORDEX 2019) in Beijing, China. …

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