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Joakim Langner is the new head of SMHI research

Joakim Langner has been appointed as new head of the SMHI research department. He has a background of many years as a researcher in air quality and climate, and long experience from leading positions at SMHI.

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Bilateral collaboration increasing knowledge about air quality in Brazil

SMHI is collaborating with the Brazilian authorities to improve the air quality in Brazilian cities. The levels of particles and soot in the air are being charted to find solutions that improve air quality and consequently the health of the inhabitants.

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Probability forecasts make production planning for wind power easier

A weather forecast can be even more useful if it is combined with other similar forecasts. By comparing different weather forecasts, you can gain an overall probability of specific future weather events taking place. This is the basis of probability forecasts, an aspect of meteorology which is …

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Cloud analysis from satellite data is an important contribution to climate research

Clouds affect both the weather and climate, and they play an important role in calculations of a changing climate. Despite obstructing the view, without clouds we would have it even hotter on earth, as they reduce the overall amount of incoming solar radiation. At SMHI, researchers are studying …

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Display service for climate change - new calculations to explore

In a web-based display service, SMHI is currently launching new imaging for climate change in different parts of the world. The service includes new climate scenarios for Africa, as well as calculations that show how global warming of + 2°C would affect the climate in Europe and Sweden.

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Restrictions on air pollution affect climate in Arctic

Restrictions on emissions of air pollution could slow down climate change in the Arctic. The results would be faster than from a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The crucial factor, however, is which emissions should be reduced, because some air pollutants increase heating and others cool …

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Global climate models developed for detailed knowledge of climate change

Climate models are the tools used by researchers to investigate future developments in the climate. Researchers are now going to improve global climate models to learn more about climate change.

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SMHI project Switch-On taken up by the EU as particularly successful

SMHI's project Switch-On was noted by the EU as a particularly successful project at the GEO meeting in Mexico. The project uses open data to create services for water management in Europe, at the same time as it builds up a research infrastructure to promote cooperation between European …

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CORDEX International Conference for Regional Climate – call for abstracts

International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2016 will take place in Stockholm  17-20 May 2016. Deadline for abstracts is 30 november 2015, 17:00 CET.

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Need for climate change adaptation in the Indian-Himalayan region to secure water supplies

The capacity of the water storages will be affected due to climate change, impacting the hydrologic regime in low land areas. The Indian-Himalayan areas need to adapt to climate change securing sustainable development and combatting poverty.

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