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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.

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.

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.

Big EU grant for extreme weather research

Gabriele Messori, Associated professor at Uppsala University and Affiliated researcher at the Dept of Meteorology, Stockholm University, coordinates a group of scientists that has received a grant for several millions Euro from EU's Marie Curie ITN.

The PhD course Advanced Oceanography will be given in autumn 2020 (HT20)

The PhD course Advanced Oceanography will be given in the autumn 2020 (HT20). Read more about the course here.

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:

‘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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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