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New knowledge of climate effects on lakes thanks to open data

The European Union’s focus on acquiring data in Copernicus, a European cooperation for monitoring of the earth, has made a large amount of data openly accessible and useable. In a case study of climate change in water courses in Jönköping County, SMHI has created new knowledge to the benefit of the …

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Regional climate scenarios key for local climate work

Improved regional climate models are invaluable for regional and local climate information, for planning of climate change measures, and for climate services over the next 20 years. One of the challenges is identifying the information that is most interesting for users. 

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Climate change shifts timing of European floods

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river flow dataset of unparalleled scale and diversity, to which SMHI has contributed. This is the first time this link has been demonstrated at a continental scale using observational data. A collaborative …

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Reduced spring flooding a result of climate change – may be counteracted through water regulation

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers has altered the flow regimes of springtime floods to at least as great an extent as coming climate change will alter them. Scientists are now suggesting that water regulation could be used in climate …

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West African course participants visited Norrköping

For three weeks in May, SMHI in Norrköping hosted some thirty decision-makers from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. They were participating in “Climate Change”, a six-month climate training programme that focuses particularly on water resources and agriculture.

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