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Dialogue creates usable base data for decisions

HydrologyOceanographyAir QualityClimate

SMHI’s researchers are working with user dialogue to produce base data for decisions that is meaningful for different kinds of decision-makers. The dialogue provides better knowledge of users’ needs. It also shows how users interpret the base data and how it is used in work to climate-adapt society …

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Forest fire and impact on water supplies

Hydrology

Forest fires create direct visible changes in the landscape. But how does a forest fire affect the water supply? Following the major forest fire in the county of Västmanland four years ago, researchers at SMHI investigated the water supply in the area and downstream. They reached the conclusion …

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Developing climate services with user value

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SMHI is involved in two European research projects that aim to develop climate services together with users. This aims to make the climate services more user-friendly and appropriate, so that they meet the needs that exist in society.

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Measuring precipitation using the mobile network – project for better preparedness in connection with floods

Hydrology

Researchers from SMHI, Ericsson and Stockholm Vatten och Avfall are to further develop the technology for measuring rain by using microwave links in the mobile telephony network.

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Climate change and societal development affects nutrient discharge to the Baltic Sea

Hydrology

Research has shown that the problem of nutrient discharges from land and thereby eutrophication in the Baltic Sea is probably being exaggerated by the ongoing climate change. New calculations show that the release of nutrients into the Baltic Sea could decline. However, this will require society to …

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SMHI builds flood forecasting and alert system in West Africa

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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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SMHI develops European operational climate service for the water sector

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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's researchers at EGU 2018

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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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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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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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