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SMHI Researchers to participate in major geoscientific conference – EGU 2016

Researchers from around the world will be gathering in Vienna for the annual research conference arranged by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) April 18-22. The conference covers all fields of research concerning the earth, the planets and space. This year the theme is The Active Planet.

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Increased water inflow affects the shallow coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean


The ongoing climate change is expected to have major impacts on the Arctic region. Scientists have observed greater inflows of warmer sea water from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic Ocean. This is likely to extend the ice-free period and affect the exchange of carbon dioxide and methane between the …

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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

Air Quality

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

Atmospheric Remote SensingClimate

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

Rossby CentreClimate

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

Air QualityClimate

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

Rossby CentreClimate

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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