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Tripling of extreme storms in West African Sahel area, due to global warming

ClimateAtmospheric Remote Sensing

Human impact on the climate has made extreme storms three times as common in the last 35 years in the West African Sahel area. Researchers have studied satellite data from the region and in a new Nature paper they show what they think causes the change.

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Air currents in the atmosphere affect sea ice extent in the Arctic

MeteorologyClimateAtmospheric Remote Sensing

Changes in air currents in the atmosphere has a great effect on the sea ice extent in the Arctic. Direct effect on the sea ice can be seen when the circulation patterns change. Scientists can determine this based on satellite data.

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EGU Award to SMHI researcher

Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Joseph Sedlar, researcher at the SMHI, has received the EGU Award for outstanding young researchers in the field of atmospheric sciences.

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Cloud analysis from satellite data is an important contribution to climate research

ClimateAtmospheric Remote Sensing

Clouds affect both the weather and climate, and they play an important role in calculations of a changing climate. Despite obstructing the view, without clouds we would have it even hotter on earth, as they reduce the overall amount of incoming solar radiation. At SMHI, researchers are studying …

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Satellites key to new projects

ClimateAtmospheric Remote Sensing

Satellite information is used in several different ways within SMHIs research. Two new projects are using satellites to monitor clouds in climate models to improve forecasting models.

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