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Information about classes and exams during autumn semester 2020

New regulations on teaching and exams from November 24, 2020.

Information till studenter och medarbetare om coronaviruset

Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

Lake Hawea

Study meteorology, oceanography and climate

Are you interested in working with the most important environmental issues of our time, applying mathematics, physics, and chemistry to understand the weather, oceans and the climate of the Earth?

Figure showing paleoclimate context for future climate scenarios

Past is Key to Predicting Future Climate, Scientists Say

A group of climate experts make the case for including paleoclimate data in climate models. Such models are used globally to assess the impacts of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, predict scenarios for future climate and propose strategies for mitigation.

Nordic Seas circulation overturning pathways. From Chafik et al., 2020.

Discovery of an unrecognized pathway carrying overflow waters toward the Faroe Bank Channel

A new study published in Nature Communications by Léon Chafik, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, and collaborators shows that anticyclonic wind forcing in the Nordic Seas plays a key role in activating an unrecognized overflow path from the Norwegian slope.

Schematic of warm hole drivers, from Keil et al., 2020

New insights into causes of the North Atlantic warming hole

A new study by scientists from Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute shows multiple causes of the warming hole in the northern North Atlantic.

Foto av Michael Tjernström när han mottager Finn Malmgrens pris

Michael Tjernström receives Finn Malmgren Award for 2020

Professor Michael Tjernström received the Finn Malmgren Award 2020 for his work within education, research and in international settings in Arctic meteorology and climatology.

Simulation of a volcanic eruption.

How do volcanic eruptions affect El Niño?

A new study, published in the journal Science Advances, describes how a simulated volcano eruption affects the El Niño phenomenon.

Photo from 1930s Dust Bowl in Texas. Photo: https://www.loc.gov/item/2017770620/

‘Dust bowl’ heatwaves more than twice as likely

New study shows that heatwaves like the 1930s Dust Bowl in the US are more than twice as likely due to climate change.

Havsis och fartyg i Arktis. Foto: Jan-Ola Olofsson

Understand climate change at the North and South poles

Climate change is the strongest around the North and South poles. See the film about polar research at the Department of Meteorology, SU, and other universities.

FORCeS - new project on air pollution and its effect on climate

Annica Ekman, Department of Meteorology, and Ilona Riipinen, Department of Environmental Sciences and Analytical Chemistry, are coordinating a new Horizon 2020 project on how air pollution affects climate