Research news

CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team plans for next steps in regional climate modelling

Climate

The International Project Office for CORDEX, IPOC hosted by SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute was launched in January 2015.  Shortly after, the CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team met to plan future activities that will strengthen regional climate modelling activities across …

Last updated:

Satellites key to new projects

Atmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Satellite information is used in several different ways within SMHIs research. Two new projects are using satellites to monitor clouds in climate models to improve forecasting models.

Last updated:

New research shows wood smoke's impact on health

Air Quality

Small-scale wood burning is a significant source of air pollution. However, there is limited knowledge as to the effects that wood burning has on people's health. SMHI has cooperated with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University to map the situation in and around Umeå.

Last updated:

Icing forecasts for wind turbines now possible

Meteorology

Wind power producers can now receive mapped forecasts displaying the icing risk for their wind turbines. This is important for assessing the production status for the next 24 hours. The service comes as a result of several years of research on wind power in cold climates.

Last updated:

Plankton Toolbox – a new tool for working with plankton data

Oceanography

Large data sets on plankton biodiversity and abundance provide many opportunities for research and environmental monitoring, but may be time consuming to work with. As a part of the Swedish LifeWatch project SMHI has developed Plankton Toolbox, an open source stand-alone application which will make …

Last updated:

Research project has developed tools for future hydrology

Hydrology

During a long-standing project, researchers have developed tools which provide new and improved opportunities to work with future hydrology, climate effects and climate adaptation. It has resulted in new knowledge about how future climate can affect the water surrounding us.

Last updated:

International Project Office for Regional Climate Modelling at SMHI

Climate

SMHI has been named as the host of a new International Project Office for regional climate modelling. The Office will support the development of climate models and projections of future climate, facilitate cooperation between regions and countries, and promote knowledge exchange and capacity …

Last updated:

ECDS now part of the World Data System

The International Science Council has approved Environment Climate Data Sweden’s (ECDS) application for membership of the ICSU World Data System (WDS). It is an international network of data centres that promotes universal access to research data.

Last updated:

Hydrological model to support the countries around the Niger River

Hydrology

Heavy rainfall and dry spells are common in the countries surrounding the Niger River in West Africa. Researchers from SMHI in Sweden and the AGRHYMET regional centre in West Africa have jointly developed a tool which can provide a better quantification of the hydrological fluxes in the Niger River …

Last updated:

Research on intense precipitation could increase preparedness upon local flooding

HydrologyClimate

In recent times, abundant rainfall over southwestern Sweden has caused high water levels and flooding. An ongoing research project is developing flow forecasts which are better at capturing the effects of sudden downpours. It allows for better preparedness upon local, extreme water flows in the …

Last updated:

År

Månad

Research areas