Rossby Centre 20th Anniversary - Climate modeling since 1997

Rossby Center, SMHI's climate modeling unit, celebrates 20 years. In this period the Rossby Center has grown from being a newly established center to being a recognized international player. The anniversary will be celebrated with a conference for researchers and users of climate research and climate services on 13-14 September 2017.

The Rossby Center started in 1997, a couple of years after the Second Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggested that human activities could have a noticeable impact on the global climate. For Sweden, a great deal of knowledge was lacking about how the changing climate could affect the country.

Since then, knowledge has increased substantially. There is now a wide scientific consensus that the human influence on the climate system is clear, the warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have been the dominant cause of the observed warming.

Rossby Center today

Today, Rossby Center is Sweden's largest climate research and modeling group, developing   both regional and global climate models.

The Rossby Center has built an internationally wide spread user community, and now delivers detailed climate simulations not only for Sweden, but also for large areas of the world. These are increasingly presented in user-friendly climate services, which facilitate its use for climate change impact studies.

The researchers at Rossby Center are active in a number of national and  international projects, building  up knowledge in, for example, Africa, so that more research groups can stand on their own and produce climate information for their countries.

Invitation to the conference

The Rossby Center celebrates the 20th anniversary with a two-day conference on September 13-14, 2017. The first day focuses on climate modelling and research, the second day focuses on climate services and climate adaptation. The conference will be held at the Arbetets Museum in Norrköping.

The conference presentations will be given in swedish and english.