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New research gives an indication of the amount of summer precipitation in Northern Europe

MeteorologyRossby CentreClimate

Researchers at SMHI have found a teleconnection between the atmospheric conditions over the subtropical Pacific during spring and summer precipitation in the Northern Europe. This discovery creates the prerequisite for a simple, yet relatively accurate, estimate of summer precipitation several …

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North pole soon to be ice free in summer

Rossby CentreClimate

The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporally. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long. These are the results of a new research study involving 21 research institutes from around the world, coordinated by Dirk …

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New insights into why new global climate projections show faster warming

Rossby CentreClimate

Last year, the SMHI Rossby Centre presented its first future climate projections using the new version of the global climate model EC-Earth. The new results showed warming taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations, but the reasons behind it were not fully understood. A …

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Researchers describe the development of the EC-Earth global climate model

Rossby CentreClimate

Research and development carried out in recent years has resulted in a new version of the EC-Earth climate model to carry out new calculations of how the climate is changing. Here, some of SMHI’s researchers explain how the model has been developed to answer new research questions and provide more …

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New global climate calculations show faster warming

Rossby CentreClimate

New calculations of how the world’s climate is changing confirm that the volume of greenhouse gas emissions makes a difference. They also show that warming is taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations. SMHI has now carried out the first calculations using the new version …

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Report compiles knowledge about climate extremes in Sweden

Rossby CentreClimate

Researchers have compiled existing knowledge about extreme weather events in Sweden, noting an increase in the number of extreme heatwaves in recent decades. A changing climate is expected to bring a rise in extreme weather events, so it is important to learn more about them.

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Forests reduce cyclone intensity and precipitation extremes over Europe

Rossby CentreClimate

A study by researchers från Rossby Centre at SMHI shows that major afforestation in Europe has the potential to reduce the number of extra-tropical cyclones by up to 80 percent. This would result in a considerable reduction of precipitation extremes in winter, while Southern and Eastern Europe …

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New Swedish cloud radar will give improved understanding of cloud structure

Rossby CentreAtmospheric Remote SensingClimate

For the first time in Swedish history, a cloud radar has been deployed in Sweden. It provides opportunities for new exciting research and opens up possibilities for collaborations in European projects.

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Register and submit your abstracts to the next CORDEX regional climate conference

Rossby CentreClimate

The registration and abstract submission for the 4th International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) 2019 are now open. The conference will be held in Beijing, China, from 14-18 October 2019 and will bring together the …

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Erik Kjellström takes up position of SMHI’s Professor of Climatology

Rossby CentreClimate

Erik Kjellström is taking up the position of Professor of Climatology at SMHI. With a Professor of Climatology, SMHI is strengthening its research, increasing the focus on international partnerships and developing research in the field of regional climate modelling.

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