Projects within meteorological research

SMHI meteorological research unit is involved in many international and national projects and collaborations. Here you can find a selection of our on-going projects. 

A selection of on-going meteorological research projects: 

AeroFrame and AeroSources: Advancing predictions of atmospheric aerosol formation

Research projects focusing on the formation of secondary aerosol particles from gases provide new tools for describing the formation dynamics.

Automatic cloud analysis - the Nowcasting SAF project

The SMHI meteorological group is involved in the Nowcasting Satellite Application Facilities (NWC SAF) initiated by EUMETSAT. The NWC SAF derive and develop products for nowcasting and very short range forecasting.


BRIGHT: Advancing knowledge and tools for the adaptation of Swedish cities to heat.


The BioDiv-Support research program started in 2019, involving eight partners from five European countries. The research project is in its final phase and this newsletter provides a summary of the results achieved in the project.

CARRA2 – A new generation Copernicus pan-Arctic regional climate reanalysis

In 2021 Copernicus Climate Change Service released the dataset CARRA1, with a 30-year reanalysis of the Arctic climate (1991-2021). The CARRA dataset is now updated monthly, providing new data with three or fewer months latency. The second phase of the project has started, which will extend the …

CERISE – Research project to improve climate reanalysis and seasonal forecast systems

CERISE aims to enhance the quality of C3S climate reanalyses and seasonal forecast products.

Climate studies of clouds, radiation and atmospheric water vapour - Climate Monitoring SAF (CM SAF)

The CM SAF project is generating, evaluating and archiving high-quality cloud products from satellite data. The products allow detailed analyses of cloud conditions and cloud properties, atmospheric radiation (radiation budget components at surface and at top of atmosphere) and the atmospheric …

GlobAerBiom – Global biomass-burning aerosols and their aging processes: Insights from the modern era satellites

Biomass burning has major impacts on health, climate and society globally. Using satellite data, researchers will now investigate how aerosols from forest and agricultural fires are dispersed and aged in the atmosphere.

Green4Extremes - Green infrastructure for synergetic climate adaptation to extremes events

The Green4Extremes project will conduct an integrated assessment of how green infrastructure can provide synergistic effects that counteract both flooding and heat stress in cities while making cities more pleasant to live in.

Indoor transmission of viruses under different ventilation measures

In a research project, SMHI and Gothenburg University cooperates to discover how indoor ventilation affects the transmission of virus causing infectious diseases.

Interplanetary assessment of dust-emission processes using active remote sensing on Earth and Mars

The aim of the project is to evaluate and improve numerical models that can describe dust-emissions in both air quality and climate models using observations.

MetCoOp – a state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction system

MetCoOp is a cooperation between SMHI, MET Norway, the Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI and Estonia Environment Agency ESTEA. The primary goal of the collaboration is to provide a state-of-the-art operational short- and very short-range numerical weather prediction (NWP) …

OWGRE – Optimized weather-related green energy production and consumption

As the energy system is becoming more complex and weather dependent, weather forecasts are of essential importance for transforming the energy landscape towards decarbonization. In this project, we combine probabilistic numerical weather prediction with machine learning algorithms in order to …