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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:

‘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.

Study, teach and work online

From 18 March 2020, and until further notice, no education or examinations shall be conducted in the University's premises. Our overall goal is that courses and programmes should, as far as possible, be implemented as planned, but run remotely.

•    All education or examination within the premises of SU has ceased, starting March 18. The premises will be accessible only by employees.
•    Teaching and examination shall be performed digitally. Students will receive information from course responsible teacher. Make sure you are registered to the course and that you have access to Athena so that the teacher can communicate with you. If problems arise, please contact
•    For technical support regarding distance education and Zoom, see

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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.

The course Advanced Oceanography postponed

The course Advanced Oceanography is postponed until courses are going back to normal onsite at SU.

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?

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