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SMHI to recruit professors to its research department

Climate

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) is strengthening and developing its research by employing four professors, one for each of SMHI’s areas of expertise: meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology. The first position to be advertised is for a professor of climatology.

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SMHI's researchers organize sessions at EGU 2018

Hydrology

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2018 will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 8–13 April 2018. It’s now time to submit your abstract!

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EU project shows value of openness in research

Hydrology

After four years of research and development, the results from an EU project reveal that openness is successful. SMHI coordinated the project, which developed both information services and a virtual research lab. Now both customers and researchers are putting these open services to practical …

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SMHI at HELIX final meeting

Climate

Researchers from the Rossby Centre were present at the final meeting of HELIX (High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes) FP7 project in Exeter in the beginning of October.

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New map data depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees

Climate

Since the Paris meeting in 2015, researchers have been investigating the effects of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees. Now, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) can present unique data which depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 …

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New knowledge of climate effects on lakes thanks to open data

Hydrology

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

Climate

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

HydrologyClimate

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

HydrologyClimate

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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Climate impact atlas for climate change in Africa to be realized

Climate

Researchers are now starting to create a climate impact atlas for Africa. This will show some effects of a changed climate. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) will be providing expert support as the climate impact atlas is developed by researchers in Africa.

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