Celsius Symposium - 300 years of weather statistics

  • Date: –16:30
  • Location: Humanistiska teatern Humanistiska teatern
  • Organiser: Institutionen för geovetenskaper
  • Contact person: Malin Eivergård
  • Phone: +46704250961
  • Föreläsning

Why are long series of weather data so important? Well, we can see how weather and temperature vary over time which gives us important pieces of the puzzle in our understanding of the climate.

Learn more about Celsius’s contribution to climate research, find out how we use the climate data from our weather observations and listen to experts discuss what we can expect from the climate in the future. 
The symposium is held in English and will be live streamed and recorded. 

5 September 2022, 13:00–16:30 
The Humanities Theatre, Thunbergsvägen 3C, Uppsala

13:10–13:15 Introduction by Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-chancellor, Uppsala University. 
13:15–14:00 Phil Jones, Professorial Fellow at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia: “The Celsius Temperature Series in a global context”. 
14:00–14:30 Martin Ekman, Associate Professor in Geophysics and author of the book 
 “The Man behind ‘Degrees Celsius’: A Pioneer in Investigating the Earth and its Changes”.
14:30–15:00 Break with coffee, tea and the Celsius pastry. 
15:00–15:30 Hans Bergström, senior researcher and expert on the Celsius temperature series: “300  years of weather observations in Uppsala”. 
15:30–16:00 Anna Rutgersson, Professor in Meteorology: “Current technology and observations for future forecasts”. 

16:00–16:30 Panel discussion: What have we learned? What does the future hold? The future of weather and climate data and interpretations. 
Moderator: Conny Larsson, Associate Professor in Meteorology. 


Anna Rutgersson, Professor in Meteorologi, the Department of Earty Sciences, Uppsala University. 

Linus Magnusson Senior Scientist på ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts)

Erik Kjellström, Professor in Climatology, SMHI

Gunilla Svensson, Professor in Meteorology, Stockholm University

The audience that attend in person have the opportunity to ask questions. 

After the symposium we offer some light refreshments. 

Register here if you want to participate in person. Last day to register is 15 August 2022: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/51103

Register to participate online. Last day to register is 2 September 2022. 

Anna Rutgersson, Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

More information about the Celsius celebration: www.uu.se/celsius300