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Air currents in the atmosphere affect sea ice extent in the Arctic

Changes in air currents in the atmosphere has a great effect on the sea ice extent in the Arctic. Direct effect on the sea ice can be seen when the circulation patterns change. Scientists can determine this based on satellite data.

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More knowledge on climate change indicators for the energy sector

Solar and wind power are growing in Europe and represents a growing part of energy production. This makes information about climate change more important. It is also about the risks of extreme weather that can affect transmission and offshore business. Now SMHI contribute to increased knowledge …

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SMHI and WMO to increase cooperation on international development

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are teaming up to increase their international development cooperation. The two organizations have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding today that lays the basis for mutual …

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Radars to teach us more about rainy weather

How big is a torrential rainstorm? How quickly is it moving? How is its intensity changing? These are the questions that researchers are trying to answer by processing radar information to find out more about rainfall. Ultimately, this could lead to improved risk assessment in the context of …

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Cristina Alionte Eklund appointed Hydrological Adviser for WMO in Europe

Cristina Alionte Eklund at SMHI has received two honourable assignments from the World Meteorological Organization. She has been appointed as Hydrological Adviser for Region Europe, and as co-chair of "Working group for the climate and hydrology".

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