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SMHI researchers lead new EU project to develop next generation climate system models

ClimateRossby Centre

New and better knowledge is needed to support sustainable decision-making on ongoing climate change and avoiding tipping points. OptimESM (Optimal High Resolution Earth System Models for Exploring Future Climate Changes) and its new Earth system models (ESMs) will provide decision-makers with just …

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First national climate symposium in the bag

ClimateRossby Centre

For three days, scientists and stakeholders from all over Sweden talked about ongoing climate research, what is happening to the climate and the role of climate research for society. The symposium attracted media attention and was appreciated by the participants.

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Climate impact on wind power production

ClimateRossby Centre

How does a warmer climate affect the future wind resource and thereby changes the wind power production? This information is important for the wind power industry and for any decisions made with respect to the future electrical energy system.

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Climate models that “see” storms: a step-change towards more usable information on climate and climate extremes

ClimateRossby Centre

Sweden has experienced a range of extreme events that are likely to be stronger and more frequent in a warmer climate. With the new genrerations high-resolution climate models we are closer towards more usable information on climate and climate extremes.

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Early human impact on the climate in Europe

ClimateRossby Centre

Long before the industrial revolution humans have cut down forest to make room for arable land and pasture, or to improve the possibilities for hunting. Such changes in the vegetation impact the local climate, and therefore there are reasons to believe that human activities have impacted the …

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National symposium in Norrköping focuses on climate research

ClimateRossby Centre

What is happening to the climate and what role does climate research play in society? Together with the strategic research areas MERGE and BECC, as well as the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, SMHI is arranging a climate symposium in Norrköping on 16-18 May 2022, the Swedish Climate Symposium.

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On a pathway to resilient and sustainable societies

OceanographyClimateRossby Centre

The research project ARCPATH (Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies) has been completed after four years. The aim of the project has been to investigate pathways to resilient and sustainable societies by developing climate projections in the Arctic and to …

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

ClimateRossby Centre

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

ClimateRossby Centre

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

MeteorologyClimateAir QualityRossby Centre

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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