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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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Report compiles knowledge about climate extremes in Sweden

ClimateResearch

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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SMHI's climate statistics - a basis for Carlsberg's beer export

The Danish brewery giant Carlsberg has commissioned SMHI to produce statistics on observed temperature and humidity. Statistics covering the entire world will provide the beer producer with important decision support for planning their transports in the international market.

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New satellite contributes Arctic weather data

MeteorologyAtmospheric Remote SensingResearch

A new Swedish-led satellite for improving coverage of the Arctic has gained support from enough countries within the European Space Agency (ESA) to receive budgetary approval. Work can now progress on building an initial prototype version of the Arctic Weather Satellite, a polar satellite with …

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Ten years of international collaboration on open source code

MeteorologyAtmospheric Remote SensingResearch

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and SMHI began working together on open source code for processing satellite data ten years ago. Today, this collaboration – Pytroll – involves more than one hundred experts and developers from around fifteen different countries, and the software has grown …

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New climate service: The Climate Adaptation Game

The Climate Adaptation Game is now available to play for free at SMHI’s webpage. The game aims at developing better understanding of the effects of climate change, and how to meet the challenges it brings. The game can be used in education for sustainable development, or in various contexts …

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Forests reduce cyclone intensity and precipitation extremes over Europe

ClimateResearch

A study by researchers från Rossby Centre at SMHI shows that major afforestation in Europe has the potential to reduce the number of extra-tropical cyclones by up to 80 percent. This would result in a considerable reduction of precipitation extremes in winter, while Southern and Eastern Europe …

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Climate impact on water reservoirs to be studied in a new project

HydrologyClimateResearch

Across Europe, there are thousands of larger and smaller water reservoirs with an important role for drinking water supply, hydropower, environment, and recreation. In a new project lead by SMHI, researchers are going to look into the impact on the water reservoirs from climate change and …

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Conference on regional climate attracts scientists from over 70 countries

ClimateResearch

Next week, 14-18 October, almost 500 regional climate researchers, decision makers and users of regional climate information from more than 70 countries will gather for the 4th International Conference on Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (ICRC-CORDEX 2019) in Beijing, China. …

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SMHI is hosting expert meeting on rising sea levels

OceanographyClimate

IPCC has released a special report focusing on the ocean and the cryosphere in a changing climate. Following the release, SMHI is hosting a workshop with the aim of exchanging knowledge on the topic and discussing its implications and benefits for Swedish climate planning.

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