A scholarship for 3 months to study water vapor transport over the Third Pole (deadline: May 10th, 2022). (Link to the call for application ) 2022-05-04
A Scientific Assessment of the Third Pole Environment (TPE) (link to the Assessment) will be officially presented and released by UNEP etc in an online event (link to the event). Three co-chairs of TPE including Prof. Deliang Chen will introduce the report at the event that will start at 9:00 CET on 28 April. 2022-04-27
Deliang Chen received the Faculty of Science's 2021 Synergy Award (Link to the news). 2021-09-28
Two RCG members, Chris K. Folland (Guest Professor of RCG) and Deliang Chen, were listed in the Reuters Hot List (a list of the most influential scientists studying climate change in the world). 2021-04-21
RCG is looking for a postdoc on how regional climate change over the Tibetan Plateau influence the weather and climate in downstream and upstream regions (deadline 21 March, 2021). (Link to the call for application) 2021-02-26
Deliang Chen receives medal from H.R.H. The King for outstanding achievements in Swedish and international climate research (Link to the news). 2021-02-26
A scholarship for 5 months to study changes in planetary boundary layer over the Third Pole within the framework of the international research program TPE (deadline: October 19th, 2020). (Link to the call for application ) 2020-10-09
Report of a workshop on extreme weather under climate change is published by Tellus 2020-08-20
The Class for geosciences at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with our Department, organized a workshop on extreme weather events in a warming world, 11-12 November 2019 at our Department. The workshop focused on the state of scientific knowledge on extreme weather events including flooding and drought, heatwaves, as well as tropical cyclones and extra-tropical storms.
In addition to 32 Swedish researches including 13 Academy members from other universities and research institutes in Sweden, Prof. Kerry Emanuel from MIT, Prof. Sonia I. Seneviratne from ETH Zurich, and Prof. Panmao Zhai from the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences joined the workshop and delivered inspiring keynotes. These talks were recorded and can be accessed via the academy's website. More details about the workshop and its outcome can be found in the report online (link).
Deliang Chen commented on Germany's decision to phase-out coal by 2038 for the Swedish Television SVT on 3 July. (Link to the news) 2020-07-05
Deliang Chen and collaborators developed a new method for calculating how extreme weather affects energy systems. (Link to the news) 2020-07-05
RCG started a new cooperation with SMHI to study wind changes in Sweden. 2020-05-25 RCG received a new FORMAS grant together with SMHI to study wind changes in Sweden (2020-2022). For further information, please refer to the following links: in Swedish.
RCG is looking for a Researcher in Meteorology 2020-01-23
RCG is looking for a Researcher in Meteorology, and the deadline is 5 February 2020. For further information, please refer to the following links: in English.
RCG is looking for a Postdoc in Meteorology 2020-01-23
RCG is looking for a Postdoc in Meteorology, and the deadline is 9 February 2020. For further information, please refer to the following links: in English.
A Third Pole Environment project led by Deliang Chen was endorsed as a new Flagship Pilot Studies during The International Conference on Regional Climate 2019 2019-11-18
The Third Pole Enviorment project "High resolution climate modelling with a focus on mesoscale convective systems and associated precipitation over the Third Pole region" was endorsed as a new Flagship Pilot Studies (FPS) of WCRP-CORDEX. The project is led by Prof. Deliang Chen.
The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) is a Programme under World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) with the vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.
The news has been published on the homepage of the Third Pole Environment (TPE).
RCG is looking for a Researcher in climatology 2019-05-17
RCG is looking for a Researcher in climatology, and the deadline is 9 June 2019. For further information, please refer to the following links: in Swedish, in English.
RCG is looking for a Postdoctor in climatology 2019-05-17
RCG is looking for a Postdoctor in climatology, and the deadline is 9 June 2019. For further information, please refer to the following links: in Swedish, in English.
The 8th TPE workshop successfully held in Gothenburg of Sweden 2018-10-04
In close collaboration with the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the 8th TPE workshop was held during September 24-26 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This workshop was conducted with a theme on Regional climate change: from pole to pole, and encouraged propositions and action plans to move forward the Earth System Science by finding synergy among researches in the three poles. Over 80 scientists from 20 countries attended the workshop, 53 oral and 4 poster presentations were presented, and in-depth discussions were carried out by break-out groups and in the plenary.
Advanced Prediction of Earth and Climate through Big Science, Big Data and Big Computing will be led by Prof. Fuqing Zhang, from Pennsylvania State University 2018-08-23
From August 23 to October 5, 2018, researchers in the fields of earth and climate sciences, mathematics and statistics, computer science and engineering gather in Gothenburg with one common goal: To advance our monitoring and prediction of Earth and climate systems through big data from advanced observing networks, cutting-edge higher-resolution numerical models with more accurate numerics and physics, comprehensive algorithms and methodologies that that can more effectively ingest existing and future observations into state-of-science models, along with high-performance computing facilities. This unique research program is led by Prof. Fuqing Zhang.
Congrats! Lorenzo Minola was awarded "Young Scientist Travel Award" by European Meteorological Society 2018-07-26 Lorenzo Minola was awarded "Young Scientist Travel Award" by European Meteorological Society to participate in its annual meeting In Budapest with a contribution entitled "How well do Regional Climate Models simulate and parametrize surface wind speed and wind gust across Scandinavia?". Congrats!
Huiru Jiang, a PhD candidate from Sichuan University will visit RCG during September 2018 and September 2020. Welcome! 2018-07-26 Huiru Jiang, a PhD candidate from the State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River, Sichuan University will visit RCG during September 2018 and September 2020. Welcome!
Congratulations on Prof. Deliang Chen who has been elected a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 2018-03-15 Professor Deliang Chen, August Röhss Chair in Physical Geography and professor in Physical Meteorology at Department of Earth Sciences, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Foreign Members of the Academy are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science. He will be formally installed on 3 May in Oslo.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, founded in 1857, is a non-governmental, nationwide body, which embraces all fields of learning.
Dr. Cesar Azorin-Molina and Prof. Deliang Chen obtained a new VR grant 2017-11-02 Dr. Cesar Azorin-Molina and Prof. Deliang Chen obtained a new grant of 3 480 000 SEK for project “Detection and attribution of changes in extreme wind gusts over land” supported by Swedish Research Council (VR: 2017-03780) for 2018-2021.
Tibet's glaciers affect billions 2017-01-01
Prof. Deliang Chen leads the Regional Climate Group at the University of Gothenburg studying climate change in Tibets (in English)(in Swedish). With Chinese scientists from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the group has studied the impacts of climate change on the water balance in the region.
Prof. Laurent Li visited RCG 2016-10-07 Prof. Laurent Li from LMD and IPSL, France, visited RCG: September 27-30th, 2016.
Dr. Cesar Azorin-Molina is a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher (2016-2018) in RCG 2016-09-01
He is currently leading together with Prof. Deliang Chen the EU funded project STILLING: "TowardS improved undersTandIng of the worLdwide decline of wind speed in a cLImate chaNGe scenario" (MSCA-IF-2015 GA-703733)
Prof. Heikki Seppä visited RCG 2016-04-08 Prof. Heikki Seppä
from University of Helsinkivisited RCG: April 8-9th, 2016. He gave a ESS seminar titled with:
Quantitative climate reconstructions from biological proxy data: Curse or blessing?
Deliang Chen in news 2016-01-15 Prof Deliang Chen in a Swedish News report (in Swedish) talking about the water resource over the Tibet region.
Prof. Qian Ye visited RCG 2015-12-30 Prof. Qian Ye from Beijing Normal University, China, visited RCG: November 27-28th, 2015.
Prof. Hans von Storch visited RCG 2015-12-30 Prof. Hans von Storch visited RCG: November 13th, 2015.
He gave the NORDENSKJÖLD lecture on 13 November 2015, 11:00-12:00 in Nimbus at Geovetarcentrum (Guldhedsgatan 5A), University of Gothenburg.
Title: Recent climate change in the Baltic Sea region - manifestation, detection and attribution.
Ph.D. thesis defense 2015-06-12 Peng zhang is going to defend his thesis on June 12th, 2015.Thesis title: Summer climate variability during the past 1200 years in central Scandinavia - a tree-ring perspective. Place: Stora Hörsalen. Time: 10am
RCG on air 2013-09-20 Interview with and portrait of Prof. Deliang on the Swedish radio (in swedish)
IPCC seminar 2013-10-02 Seminar with Prof. Deliang Chen, one of the WG I lead authors of the 5th IPCC report. 12:00 in Stora Hörsalen
RCG on air 2013-09-23 Prof Hans Linderholm in the Swedish radio (in Swedish) on the role of paleoclimatology climate science.
Workshop 2013-02-26 Mini workshop on climate change and variation in China and Scandinavia with RCG and Prof. Tianjun Zhou (State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Sciences (LASG) at Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)), Dr. Quiong Zhang (Stockholm University (SU) ).
PhD defense 2013-02-25 Tinghai Ou successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Observed and simulated changes in Extreme Precipitation and cold surges in China 1961-2005". Faculty Opponent: Prof. Tianjun Zhou (State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Sciences (LASG) at Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)), Beijing, China.
2012-11-28 RCG involved in a study about the modification and distribution of barley from the fertile crescent to Europe published in Nature Genetics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.2447
First version of RCG climate explorer released which was funded by MSB and is the outcome of a study, listed in the projects section, here
Deliang Chen will return to RCG
After 3 years leave from RCG for being the Executive director of the International Council for Science (ICSU), Deliang Chen will return by 1 Feb 2012.
"Future Earth" is born
"Future Earth - research for global sustainability" will be the name of the new ten-year initiative on Earth system research for global sustainability being established through the partnership of ICSU, ISSC, the Belmont Forum, UNESCO, UNEP and UNU, with WMO as observer. More info can be found following this link: http://www.icsu.org/news-centre/news/top-news/201cfuture-earth201d-is-born
Deliang Chen Elected Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Deliang Chen was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 15 December 2010. He is an internationally renowned climate researcher and he has made an important contribution to the understanding of regional climate changes in Sweden and China. Over the last 10 years, he coordinated and participated in more than 20 important international and national research projects, and published more than 100 scientific papers in refereed journals.
PhD positions available with RCG!
2010-09-28 New PhD positions have been advertised, including positions with RCG!
Deliang Chen is one of 831 selected out of 3000 nominated highly
qualified experts to contribute to the IPCC AR5. He will contribute as
a lead author within WG 1. Read news release on the GU homepage
(swedish, here). More details and the complete author list
Thesis 2010-05-24. Yumei Hu defends her master thesis entitled "Mapping
monthly precipitation in Sweden by using GIS" [pdf].
General Assembly 2010 2-7 maj. RCG was participating with talks
and one poster contribution. "A reconstruction of the Atlantic
Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) for the last 1200 years" (PDF) and "The diurnal precipitation cycle over
Sweden - comparing observations with simulations from a high-resolution
Regional Climate Model (RCA3)" (PDF)
2010-02-19. Ge Gao successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Changes
of Evapotranspiration and Water Cycle in China during the Past Decades.".
Opponent was Prof. Axel Thomas, Johannes Guttenberg-Universität Mainz,
2009-05-29. Lin Tang successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Regional
and Local Surface Ozone Variations in Relation to Meteorological
Conditions in Sweden". Opponent was Prof. A. Ebel, University of Cologne, Germany.
course 2009-02-12. Late Holocene Climate Variability March
2009-02-11. Effect of Intensive Forestry on greenhouse emissions
from Swedish forests
2009-02-11. An assessment of afforestation in Egyptian deserts
2009-02-02. The Faculty of Science Research award to Hans Linderholm.
2009-01-31. IRWIN - Improved local road winter index to assess
maintenance needs and adaptation costs in climate change scenarios
2009/02: Hans Linderholm, acting Head of RGC, received
The Faculty of Science Research Award 2009. That implies, beside this
great honour, 250000 SEK research money. More details can be read on
the faculties news page (open here).
2008/12: Shimelis Gebriye Setegn from the Department of Land and
Water Resources Engineering at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
visited us on 29 December.
2008/12: Dr. Shuiqing Yin from National Climate Center of China
started her PostDoc studies with us in December 2008.
2008/09: Prof. Weihong Qian from Peking University visited RCG
during 6 October to November.
2008/08: Dr. Youmin Chen (Max-Planck Institute, Germany) visited
RCG during Sep 11-20. He gave a seminar titled "Reconstruction of the
past 100-year daily weather variation in Europe" on Sep 18. Location
"Tromben". Time: 11:00
2008/06: Prof. Deliang Chen has been appointed to the new
Executive Director of International Council for Science (ICSU). Read
more on ICSU's
homepage and in the news section of the University website (in
2008/05: 3rd GAC conference. Gothenburg Atmospheric Science
Centre. 20/5 at GVC. More info here
2008/05: 2nd Tellus Conference: 29-30/5 at Lökeberg. More
information on the Tellus homepage.
2008/04: 3rd Tellus Seminar: "Östersjön", moved to autumn. More
information on the Tellus homepage.
2008/03: Dr. Dave Rayner, Queensland Environmental Protection
Agency, Australia, gave a seminar titled: 'Water demand in a Dry
Country: historical and future changes in rainfall and potential
evaporation in Australia'. (13/3, 11.00-11:40 Tromben)
2008/02: Tellus Seminar: Kommer Golfströmmen att stoppa? Leif
Andersson and Anders Stigebrandt. Time and Place: Wallenberg, 22/2,
2008/02: Prof. Kevin J. Noone gave a seminar on "Doing Earth
System Science: Putting Together the Big Picture". He is Executive
Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Place:
Nimbus at GVC, Time: 20/2, 15:15
2008/01: Dr. Wei Yang, SMHI, will visit RCG and giving a talk
about: "Statistical downscaling of hydrological inputs: from coarser
resolution to finer resolution". Time: 13:15-14:00 on 10 January in
2007/11: Hans Linderholm was invited as a visiting scientist at
the Met Office Hadley Centre in UK
2007/10: Call for Applications: 4th ICTP Workshop on the Theory
& Use of Regional Climate Models: PDF (! 2.5MB)
2007/10: Prof. Congbin Fu, president of the Chinese Association
of Science and Technology, will become a honorary doctor at Göteborg
University on Oct 20. He is visiting the Earth Sciences Centre Oct
15-22. He is giving a seminar titled "Global change and Asian monsoon"
Oct 17 at 15.15.
2007/08: One vacant positions (application deadline 2007-09-17).
2007/08: Ms Lijun Chen, Beijing Climate Center, is visiting RCG
Aug-Oct 2007. She is specialized in climate prediction and acts as
Deputy Director of the Climate Prediction Unit.
2007/06: Deliang Chen lectured for a summer school on statistical
downscaling in Poland, June 18-22 2007 in Lodz/Poland
2007/05: kick-off-meeting for TELLUS - The
platform for research in tellurology at GU took place June 24/25.
2007/05: New report published: Moberg A, Gouirand
I, Wohlfarth B, Schoning K, Kjellström E, Rummukainen M, de Jong R,
Linderholm H, Zorita E, 2006. Climate in Sweden during the past
millennium - Evidence from proxy data, instrumental data and model
simulations. SKB TR-06-35, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB. The
report may also be downloaded as a pdf file from the SKB website, here
is a direct link
2007/02: Professor Yu Liu and student Huiming Song, The State Key
Laboratory for Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth
Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian, China, are visiting RCG
from Feb to Mar 2007.
2007/02: Tellus - the platform for research in
tellurology at GU has been established and 6 Ph.D. student positions
have been announced. For further details see the Tellus homepage.
2007/02: Latest IPCC report, summary for policy makers (read report).
Comments on the report from Deliang Chen on GU homepage (in Swedish)(see article)
Researches by Deliang Chen and RCG have been evaluated by an
international expert group organized by the Swedish Research Council
The group ranked our research as 'excellent to outstanding' which is
very close to the highest rank possible. Here is the report.