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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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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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Effects of the 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on the African climate

Rossby CentreClimate

An overview of the potential effects of 1.5 and 2ºC global warming levels on the African climate will be presented by Grigory Nikulin as a highlighted talk at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2018, in Vienna.

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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 at HELIX final meeting

Rossby CentreClimate

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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