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SMHI builds flood forecasting and alert system in West Africa

HydrologyClimate

Every year, people are surprised by unexpected floods in West Africa. 2018, Nigeria is particularly affected by major flooding which has killed more than 100 people during September. The interest is therefore great for the operational flood forecasting and alert pilot system that SMHI is building …

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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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A bilateral project between Sweden and Brazil will improve knowledge about heat in cities

MeteorologyAir QualityClimate

In a new bilateral project between Sweden and Brazil, researchers and experts will share knowledge about heat in cities. Contact has been made with the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, where they will map the urban climate in order to see how heat is distributed in the city and find the city’s cool …

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SMHI develops European operational climate service for the water sector

HydrologyClimate

In stiff competition with other major European institutes, SMHI has signed a contract with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to develop an operational climate service for the water sector in Europe. The development is being conducted within Copernicus, the European …

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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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Helén Andersson is the new head of SMHI research

Oceanography

Helén Andersson has been appointed new head of the SMHI research department. Helén Andersson is PhD in oceanography and has a long experience as researcher, both from SMHI and University of Gothenburg.

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SMHI's researchers at EGU 2018

HydrologyOceanographyRossby CentreClimate

The European research conference EGU 2018 is now ongoing in Vienna, Austria. SMHI participates with orals, posters and PICOs in several sessions all period from 8–13 April 2018. 

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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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