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Progress in the development of seasonal hydrological forecasts

HydrologyClimate

Seasonal forecasts can have great potential for many groups that are affected by climatic variations and that could manage such variations to their advantage through better understanding. Progress is being made right now in the development of seasonal hydrological forecasts.

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Sensible planning can result in sustainable growth in and around the Gulf of Bothnia

OceanographyClimate

Sustainable growth can only be achieved if the use of marine areas is planned sensibly, bringing about synergies where different activities benefit each other. This is the key idea behind a new research project to support growth in the maritime sector in and around the Gulf of Bothnia.

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How has water flow been affected by last year’s major forest fire?

Hydrology

Twelve months have now passed since the devastating forest fire in Västmanland County. How far has the fire affected the hydrology of the area? This is currently being investigated by the research department of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) in a project financed by …

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SMHI receives funding for investment in climate services in Africa

Rossby CentreClimate

SMHI receives SEK 3 million for climate services in Africa. The money will be used to finance a preliminary study aimed at developing climate services and workshops on climate modelling and the effects of climate change. The funding comes from the Swedish Government, with the aim of helping …

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Researchers investigate the needs of information about natural disasters for climate change adaptation

HydrologyRossby CentreClimate

Our knowledge is steadily growing about the climate that we can anticipate and the increased risk of heat waves, cloudbursts, floods and temporary sea level changes in the event of powerful storms. Now researchers shall improve knowledge concerning the information that early climate change adopters …

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Report describes climate simulations for Europe

Rossby CentreClimate

SMHI's researchers have evaluated the ability of the regional atmospheric model RCA4 to describe the climate in a reliable way. There is now a report that describes the evaluation of the model and SMHI's climate simulations for Europe.

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Summer school increases knowledge of the Baltic Sea Region's future climate

OceanographyClimate

Starting next week, the BONUS research programme will host a summer school, which will bring around 30 young researchers together for an interdisciplinary exchange, which will focus on the Baltic Sea. Researcher Helén Andersson from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) will …

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Wind farms have negligible impact on climate

Rossby CentreClimate

Wind turbines in large wind farms cause only slight changes in temperature, cloud and rainfall in the region of the wind farms. Globally, the change is negligible. Therefore, there should not be any fear that the operation of wind farms increases climate change.

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Development of a new method for spring flood forecasts progressing

Hydrology

How the spring flood will develop is of interest to both the hydropower industry and for society's planning to manage flooded rivers. Researchers at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, have developed a new method to produce forecasts of spring floods.

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The Baltic Sea Region’s climate is presented in a new book

OceanographyClimate

The Baltic Sea Region will become significantly warmer in the future. There is now a new compilation which describes the Baltic Sea Region’s climate, how it has changed to date and expected developments until the year 2100. It involves an increase of the sea level, coastal erosion and effects on …

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