A delegation from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is visiting RCG, Department of Earth Sciences, Unversity of Gothenburg, on June 14th. 2017-06-12 Participants: Yong Shang, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Secretary of CAST Jiansheng Zhang, Director-General, Department of International Affairs, CAST Shoudong Wang, Director-general, Department of Organization and Personnel, CAST Fanggang Ning, Secretary, General Office, CAST Wei He, Director, Division of Bilateral Cooperation, Department of International
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.