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New project on the spreading of disease in conjunction with climate change

Rossby CentreClimate

The climate is changing, and this will have many effects on society. Researchers, including representatives from SMHI, are now studying the consequences for the spreading of different types of diseases. The main areas of focus are the spreading of disease by the tiger mosquito, borrelia carried by …

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Research places the unusual Swedish summer of 2018 in a climate perspective

Rossby CentreClimate

Climate researchers from SMHI’s Rossby Centre, Stockholm University and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology have studied the probability of another summer resembling the extremely warm Swedish summer of 2018. They confirm, from a historical perspective, this was a very unusual summer. Ongoing …

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Research into how the climate is being affected by the pandemic

Rossby CentreClimate

The locking down of societies as a result of the ongoing corona pandemic has led to a reduction in global emissions of carbon dioxide during 2020. Governments are using both short-term emergency packages and more long-term restart packages in order to stimulate socio-economic development. …

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SMHI presents at the Science is Wonderful! 2020 online exhibition

Rossby CentreClimate

SMHI's climate modeling research unit Rossby Center participates with two research projects at the online exhibition Science is Wonderful! on 22-24 September during the European Research and Innovation Days.

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New research gives an indication of the amount of summer precipitation in Northern Europe

MeteorologyRossby CentreClimate

Researchers at SMHI have found a teleconnection between the atmospheric conditions over the subtropical Pacific during spring and summer precipitation in the Northern Europe. This discovery creates the prerequisite for a simple, yet relatively accurate, estimate of summer precipitation several …

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North pole soon to be ice free in summer

Rossby CentreClimate

The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporally. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long. These are the results of a new research study involving 21 research institutes from around the world, coordinated by Dirk …

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New insights into why new global climate projections show faster warming

Rossby CentreClimate

Last year, the SMHI Rossby Centre presented its first future climate projections using the new version of the global climate model EC-Earth. The new results showed warming taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations, but the reasons behind it were not fully understood. A …

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Researchers describe the development of the EC-Earth global climate model

Rossby CentreClimate

Research and development carried out in recent years has resulted in a new version of the EC-Earth climate model to carry out new calculations of how the climate is changing. Here, some of SMHI’s researchers explain how the model has been developed to answer new research questions and provide more …

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New global climate calculations show faster warming

Rossby CentreClimate

New calculations of how the world’s climate is changing confirm that the volume of greenhouse gas emissions makes a difference. They also show that warming is taking place at a faster rate than suggested by previous calculations. SMHI has now carried out the first calculations using the new version …

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Report compiles knowledge about climate extremes in Sweden

Rossby CentreClimate

Researchers have compiled existing knowledge about extreme weather events in Sweden, noting an increase in the number of extreme heatwaves in recent decades. A changing climate is expected to bring a rise in extreme weather events, so it is important to learn more about them.

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