Try out climate programming at Digital@Idag temadag den 2 oktober 2020
The Science Center Vattenhallen has together with the association Swedish Science Centers and researchers from Lund University and ICOS Carbon Portal, created programming exercises with a focus on the climate!
You are welcome to try the activities yourself which were presented at the Digital @ Today theme day on October 2, 2020.
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Article in Dagens Nyheter about the effect on covid-19 measures on the measurement variables at the ICOS station Norunda:
"Vi ser ingen coronaeffekt alls på koldioxidhalten"
Drought 2018 effects / Extremtorkan 2018 slog hårdare än befarat mot grödor, skogar och myrar
ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System, has enabled a set of studies showing how nature and crops in Europe respond to extremely dry conditions, such as occurred in the last three summers, 2018-2020. The results published today in Philosophical Transactions B show, for example, that in 2018 the vegetation’s carbon sink function decreased by 18 percent, and crops produced the lowest yields in decades. The results are significant since such extreme droughts will likely happen much more frequently in the future.

Nature Communications publication
Järveoja et al.: Bimodal diel pattern in peatland ecosystem respiration rebuts uniform temperature response

ICOS Science Conference
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, the 4th ICOS Science Conference will be organised virtually. The conference runs from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th of September, 2020. The overall, overarching theme of the conference is "Knowledge for shaping the future – understanding the Earth's biogeochemical processes”.

more information, program and registration link
covid-19 consequences
ICOS RI information about possible covid-19 consequences for atmospheric greenhouse gases

New study with contributions from ICOS Sweden scientists at Lund University, LU, and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, was published in Nature Climate Change.

In a future warmer climate, evaporation from the northern hemisphere's wetlands will increase significantly more than previously known.

Read the full news release at the LU startpage or access the full original paper.

Helbig, M., Waddington, J.M., Alekseychik, P. et al. Increasing contribution of peatlands to boreal evapotranspiration in a warming climate. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0763-7