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New weather forecast system makes predictions faster and more accurate

Denmark launches a world-first weather forecast system that can provide more accurate forecasts by the hour, using just a fraction of the computing power of conventional models.

Long term funding cuts put the squeeze on DMI

Asking a national meteorological institution to save two per cent each year is the wrong way to go, say scientists and industry professionals.

Danish Meteorological Institute has lost one third of its staff in four years

Nearly 100 jobs in forecasting, research, and communications have been cut at DMI since 2013. We should be worried, says former DMI scientist.

Understanding tiny droplets can make for better weather forecasts

The study of tiny water droplets could result in more precise weather forecasts and climate models.

Launching a swarm of rockets to find the cause of GPS chaos

Solar storms can paralyse modern communications. Researchers will now launch a swarm of rockets to find out why. Their goal is to develop better space weather forecasts.

Bacteria in the atmosphere cause rain

Scientists think that bacteria in the atmosphere are playing an important role in making it rain.

Be lightning smart!

During thunderstorms, when Thor the God of Thunder starts wielding his hammer, SINTEF researchers know exactly what you should and shouldn't do if you want to keep safe.

Studying shooting stars to improve weather forecasting

Using devices that look like old-fashioned TV antennae, physicists are improving weather forecasts by studying shooting stars in the upper atmosphere.

Ancient insects reveal Danish climate secret

Ice Age insects dug up from a bog in Denmark reveal that Danish winters were colder in the late Ice Age than previously thought.

Humans are tropical animals

Homo sapiens come from the tropics. That is why we create tropical microclimates in our homes, our cars and beneath layers of clothing. ,