Linnaeus Grant: Climate evolution, variability and sensitivity

Project leader


Funding source

Formas - The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2006
End date: 31/12/2012
Funding: 72000000 SEK


The overarching aim of this proposal, comprising 26 scientists at four departments, is to further develop climate research at Stockholm University (SU), into a coherent cutting-edge environment consistently operating at the forefront of science. The research will be organized in five cross-disciplinary core themes, each of which brings together scientists from different departments, working on different scales and with complementary methods: 1/ Climate variability; 2/ Atmospheric and oceanic circulation; 3/ Boundary conditions for circulation system modelling; 4/ Small-scale processes with large-scale impacts; 5/ Biogeochemical cycles. The issues we address are of critical importance for an improved assessment of natural climate variability, anthropogenically-induced climate change and simulating future climate. To meet the core theme objectives we will conduct climate modelling experiments firmly rooted in a comprehensive understanding of the underlying processes, natural climatic evolution, and magnitudes of short-term climate variability. We will add critical expertise in key fields of modeling and focus on improved integration and exchange of data and ideas among research groups, improved formulation of scale transformation and upscaling strategies, and identification of critical information gaps that will be filled through field campaigns.

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