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Opening hours during the Christmas and New Year’s period 2014/2015

The Department of Meteorology will be open for 2 hours between 8.30-10.30 all days that are not public holidays. Happy Christmas!

Satellitbild Gotland

Evening course – Jordens klimat och klimatförändringar spring 2015

The evening course "Jordens klimat och klimatförändringar" starts on 3 February at 17.30 and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays 18.00-20.00. Examination on 19 March. The course is given only in Swedish.

Caroline Leck

The Swedish agricultural policy leads to increased emissions

Caroline Leck debates the state support for the agricultural sector on "DN-debatt". It contributes to increased emissions instead of sustainability.

Annika Ekman

Annica Ekman is new EGU division president for Atmospheric Sciences

Annica Ekman has been appointed EGU Division President 2015-2017 for Atmospheric Sciences. The European Geophysical Union (EGU), scientific activities are organised through scientific divisions encompassing all studies of the Earth and its environment and of the solar system in general.

Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

New research grants to Rodrigo Caballero and Gunilla Svensson

Swedish Research Council supports Rodrigo Caballero with 3.4 million for the project “The role of atmospheric moist intrusions in Arctic climate”, and Gunilla Svensson with 3.2 million SEK for the project “The role of surface friction for midlatitude storm climate”, within their general call for Natural and Engineering Sciences 2014. Congratulations!

Jonas Nycander

Jonas Nycander presents a new policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on "DN-debatt"

Seventeen years after the Kyoto Protocol was signed the emissions of greenhouse gases are greater than ever before. A new policy is needed: An international agreement about a taxation on fossil fuels. This would raise the cost of the emissions and at the same time raise fiscal revenues.

MATS satellit

The Swedish National Space Board (Rymdstyrelsen) has decided to fund the MATS satellite

This is fantastic news for us at MISU and for our partners at Chalmers, at KTH and in Swedish space industry. 15 years after the launch of Odin, MISU now has the scientific responsibility for the next Swedish research satellite. The acronym MATS stands for Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy. If all work goes as planned, MATS will be launched towards the end of 2017.


Interview with Michael Tjernström

Michael Tjernström, Head of Department, is interviewed about what it was like to be a student at Stockholm University in the 1970s, and an inspiring encounter with professor Bert Bolin.


King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship in Environmental Science 2014

Raymond T Pierrehumbert will serve the 2014–15 academic year as a King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor in Environmental Science at MISU. Raymond T Pierrehumbert is the Louis Block Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. Professor Pierrehumbert is one of the most internationally prominent and diverse climate scientists with broad knowledge and depth in the atmosphere and climate system dynamics and the carbon cycle.

Professor Thomas Rossby

Stockholm University Honorary Doctor 2014

MISU has the privilege to host one of Stockholm University Honorary Doctors 2014. Thomas Rossby, professor at Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA, is a famous oceanographer who has been collaborating with people from MISU for many years. He visits MISU from 17 September to 2 October.