Hot and cold waves

Roundtable: Climate change brings new temperatures to our planet. How should and can we relate to this?

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Auktionsverket Kulturarena

17:00 - 18:30, tor. 18 apr.



A heatwave is a prolonged period of abnormally high temperatures and often high humidity. They threatens health and ecosystems.

A cold wave (known in some regions as a cold snap, cold spell or Artic snap) is a weather phenomenon that is distinguished by a cooling of the air. Global warming and atmospheric disturbances will also intensify cold waves in the Northern hemisphere.

Heat and cold waves are expected to become more frequent and severe in the future. How can we plan cities for the future climate?


Erik Kjellström, Professor of Climatology, Climate Research at the SMHI Rossby Centre Areas of activity: research into climate, climate variability and climate change. Emphasis on regional climate modelling and support for users of climate information. International cooperation, including the CORDEX project.

Fredrik Lindberg, Senior lecturer in geography, more specifically in physical geography (GU) Areas of activity: processes and phenomena that influence the urban climate, such as buildings, vegetation, traffic, human activity, etc. The link between urban climate and human health and well-being. The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in urban climatology and other (natural) geographic research. 
Fabien Roquet, Professor of Physical Oceanography (GU) Fields of activity: The energy cycle in the ocean, how the specific physical properties of water affect ocean circulation, Structure and dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Annika Wall, Mediator and communications manager at the Department of Marine Sciences at Gothenburg university.







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