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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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Researchers gathering knowledge on climate extremes for climate adaptation in Sweden

Rossby CentreClimate

SMHI will compile knowledge on climate extremes in Sweden, particularly relating to precipitation and drought. The work will be presented in a report which collates existing knowledge and identifies knowledge gaps for use in the work relating to the climate adaptation of society.

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CRESCENDO on realizing the Paris Agreement

Rossby CentreClimate

The CRESCENDO project has released its second policy information sheet entitled "Realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement: Key findings from the climate research community".  

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SMHI expands European archive of climate simulations

Rossby CentreClimate

Together with eight subcontractors, SMHI will expand Copernicus’ archive of detailed regional climate simulations for Europe. This will allow for comparisons of how different emission levels affect climate change.

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Heatwave in May 2018: “It was unusually warm; exceptional, even”

MeteorologyRossby CentreClimate

How unusual is it that the May weather is as hot as it was this year in Sweden? Will this become commonplace in a changed climate? At SMHI, researchers and climatologists have analysed weather statistics and concluded that it was uncommonly warm and that it represented a record high which could …

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Collaboration increases knowledge of climate modelling in South America

Rossby CentreClimate

Regional climate modelling is a key element in laying the groundwork for decisions on matters where climate change affects society. To expand local knowledge of regional climate modelling, the CORDEX network is currently arranging workshops for regional climate modelling with the aim of increasing …

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Capacity building provides climate information for Africa

Rossby CentreClimate

Six scientific papers are to be included in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. This is a result of collaboration between researchers mainly from Sweden and Africa, with support from the CORDEX network. The collaboration has also strengthened the African climate science community, …

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Effects of the 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on the African climate

Rossby CentreClimate

An overview of the potential effects of 1.5 and 2ºC global warming levels on the African climate will be presented by Grigory Nikulin as a highlighted talk at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2018, in Vienna.

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