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New insights into why new global climate projections show faster warming

ClimateResearch

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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SMHI participates in creating flood forecasting and alert system for West Africa

HydrologyResearch

In February 2020, SMHI led a five-day workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, within the FANFAR project. Together with counterparts from seventeen West African countries, a co-designed flood forecasting and alert system is now being tested operationally.

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Including a climate perspective in Swedish marine planning

OceanographyClimateResearch

How the climate affects the sea is an important aspect of sustainable marine planning. The latest calculations of how a changed climate may affect the Baltic Sea and the North Sea will be incorporated into Sweden’s current marine planning.

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SMHI hosted climate course for key people from southern Africa

Climate

During end of 2019, SMHI held a three week course about climate; International Training Program (ITP), on site in Norrköping. 

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Report brings knowledge on green infrastructure in Nordic cities

MeteorologyClimateAir QualityResearch

Green spaces, parks and planting can help to create healthy cities that are sustainable in the long term. SMHI has worked with the City of Stockholm to create a knowledge base on green infrastructure. The report brings together knowledge and experience of using green infrastructure in climate …

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Changing conditions for plants in mountain chains

MeteorologyClimateAir QualityResearch

Will a changed climate and increased air pollution threaten the sensitive ecosystems of mountain chains? Are there also other threats, such as a greater risk of fires? These questions will be addressed by researchers in a project coordinated by SMHI.

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SMHI helps to determine phytoplankton species in the seas around Sweden

OceanographyResearch

SMHI will be working together with Umeå University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology on a three-year project to evaluate high quality sequencing, or DNA barcoding, as a technique for quickly and reliably determining phytoplankton species in water samples. The project will study diversity, with …

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SMHI researcher elected President of IAHS

HydrologyResearch

SMHI’s highly qualified hydrology researcher Berit Arheimer has been named the new President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) during the General Assembly in Montreal, Canada in July 2019. She was elected by large majority of the 48 voting countries.

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New global climate calculations show faster warming

ClimateResearch

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

ClimateResearch

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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