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Cloud-cloud collisions lead to heavier precipitation

HydrologyClimate

Cloud-cloud collisions are very important for creating intensive rain showers, whilst individual clouds have more difficulty growing bigger. Researchers have used many high-resolution models to investigate how precipitation is affected by increasing temperatures. The study has been published in …

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Collaboration between researchers and users build well-used climate service

Rossby CentreClimate

A ten-year collaboration between SMHI and users around Sweden has created a climate service that describes climate changes in Sweden, Europe and the world. Close discussions between climate researchers and users have been the key to a well-used online tool. This work has now been documented in a …

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Air currents in the atmosphere affect sea ice extent in the Arctic

MeteorologyAtmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Changes in air currents in the atmosphere has a great effect on the sea ice extent in the Arctic. Direct effect on the sea ice can be seen when the circulation patterns change. Scientists can determine this based on satellite data.

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Radars to teach us more about rainy weather

Hydrology

How big is a torrential rainstorm? How quickly is it moving? How is its intensity changing? These are the questions that researchers are trying to answer by processing radar information to find out more about rainfall. Ultimately, this could lead to improved risk assessment in the context of …

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New study reveals difference in oxygen isotopes between heavy downpours and large-scale precipitation

HydrologyClimate

In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers have revealed a difference in the distribution of oxygen isotopes between heavy downpours and more widespread rainfall areas. The oxygen isotope 18O is more common in heavy downpours. The discovery makes it possible to study precipitation …

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Switch-On selected as EU success story – again!

Hydrology

The story of Switch-On has been included in yet another compilation booklet of success stories which includes projects from different areas covered by the societal research challenge "Climate Action and Resource Efficiency". It has been selected together with two other actions on EU research within …

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Course in hydrological modelling with the HYPE model

Hydrology

Now you can sign up for the SMHI summer course in hydrological modelling with the HYPE model. The course is open to anyone who wants to learn more about hydrological modelling with the HYPE model. The course will be held August 25-26, 2016 at SMHI in Norrköping, Sweden.

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Regional climate conference concluded with springboard toward the future

HydrologyRossby CentreClimate

The theme for the global scientific conference ICRC CORDEX in 2016 was methods for describing climate from a regional perspective. More than 300 participants from 38 countries around the world discussed climate modelling, climate change, consequences and effects.

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How the climate could change in the Arctic and South Asia

Rossby CentreClimate

A climate scenario is a description of possible future climate development, in meteorological terms. SMHI's climate scenarios are now available for two new areas; the Arctic and South Asia.

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Climate researchers gather at international meeting in Stockholm

Rossby CentreClimate

What does global warming mean in different parts of the world? About 350 of the world's climate researchers are meeting in Stockholm to discuss detailed regional calculations of climate change, which are necessary to create supporting information for decisions on regional climate work. The ICRC …

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