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Climate change – this could be the situation in Europe in 30 years time

Climate

In the early 2040s, average global temperatures could have risen two degrees above pre-industrial levels. A research project that examines the effects of a two degree increase in temperature presents a future scenario of the climate change facing Europe.

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Increased knowledge of climate change in the Arctic

OceanographyClimate

Changed wind patterns and varying circulation in the ocean affect the future of the Arctic. Researchers have ascertained this after nearly four years of work in a multidisciplinary project to increase knowledge of the climate in the Arctic.

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SMHI develops forecasts for the solar energy sector

Meteorology

Short-term forecasts for direct solar radiation will be developed by researchers from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute within the framework of a European research project on solar energy. A forecast of the amount of solar radiation and coming cloudiness would be of great …

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Improved forecasts to identify the risk of icing on wind turbines

Meteorology

Local weather forecasts for areas with wind turbines provide knowledge of when wind turbines risk being subjected to icing. Forecasts will now be developed to improve decision-making data.

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Torrential rainfall a common climate feature in the future

MeteorologyHydrologyClimate

Changes in the climate are expected to result in heavier rainfall. Calculations with climate models show that a heavy downpour will give 20-30 per cent more rain at the turn of the next century.

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Climate change is affecting water supply in India

HydrologyClimate

Drier in dry areas, wetter in already wet areas. This just about sums up the future water supply situation in India at the end of the century. In areas that are already experiencing water shortages, adaptation to climate change is very important for sustainable development and combatting poverty.

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A hydrological network for open source codes under development

Hydrology

How can researchers contribute in cooperation towards developing hydrological models? Open source codes are one solution. European researchers have met to develop this cooperation.

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SMHI first with new detailed climate simulations of Europe

Climate

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, is the first institute in the world to share its latest generation of detailed regional climate simulations covering Europe. The high resolution climate simulations provide an even greater wealth of detail than previously published …

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Open data gives water apps

Hydrology

Apps and web services for forecasting and decision support in the event of flooding, water contamination, irrigation and dam control. This is the aim of a European research project coordinated by SMHI.

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More than 100 climate simulations show the future climate

Climate

Researchers at SMHI have completed over 100 regional climate simulations for Europe, Africa, the Arctic, the Middle East and South Asia within the framework of the CORDEX project. The result is detailed regional material that is unique in its size.

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