Research focuses on measurements and modelling of:
- micro-scale processes and patterns associated with urban landscape elements (buildings, canyons, parks etc.)
- urban air quality
- biometeorology, including human comfort
- impacts of climate change on heat waves and urban tourism
Studies have mainly been carried out in Sweden in the Göteborg area, but also in cities in Japan, Germany, Burkina Faso and Kenya.
The Göteborg Urban Climate Group has developed a number of different software which is freely available for download. Most of the tools are available from of the Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP), a comprehensive open source sensitive climate planning tool available as an plugin in QGIS. Older tools from our group are available from our software download webpage.
Professor of Physical Geography. She received her doctoral degree at University of Gothenburg in 2003. She coordinates several disciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects.
Associate professor in Physical geography. Recieved his PhD in urban climatology at the University of Gothenburg in 2007. His research focus spatial modelling of urban climate processes and he is the main developer of UMEP, a city-based climate service tool.
Assosiate professor emeritus since 2009. Still active as researcher within GUCG focusing on wind, structure, humidity, sky view factors, energy fluxes and air pollutions.
Janina Konarska comes from Poland. In 2011 she started PhD studies within the group and received her doctoral degree in 2015. Her thesis was titled 'Climate regulation provided by urban greening - examples from a high latitude city'. Her research interests include spatial and temporal variability of the urban bioclimate and influence of vegetation and land use on thermal comfort in cities.
Marie Häger-Eugensson is a senior researcher and climatologist specializing in urban climatology, impact and evaluation studies of air pollutions and climate, especially the linkage between local climate processes and air pollution in urban areas. She has been involved in several major and minor research projects national/internationally and is involved in FAIRMODE a joint response action of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) to harmonise modelling in EU and draws up future guidelines for dispersion modelling in Europe. She has also been chairman of the Swedish Clean Air Society (SLF) for 8 years.
Started as a PhD candidate in the Urban Climate Group in September 2017. Got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Earth Sciences, majoring in Physical Geography/Climatology, from the University of Gothenburg.
Zack Norwood specializes in energy systems research related to renewable energy and building energy efficiency. His projects at Göteborg University include modeling future pathways for energy and resource consumption in urban environments, solar power in the future European electricity grid, and passive house renovations with building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Zack is an alum of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and also holds degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering.
David Rayner is a researcher with the Department of Earth Sciences. His research area focusses on statistical downscaling and bias correction of climate model simulations to support climate-change impact assessments.
Jérémy Bernard conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Earth Sciences. His research interests focus on climate impact on human societies and earth ecosystems through climate empirical modeling using GIS, urban climate observation and urban climate modeling.
Started as a PhD candidate in the Urban Climate Group in 2020. Got his Master’s degrees in geography from the University of Gothenburg. Oskar works within the research project "Multifunctional blue-green infrastructure - optimizing socio-cultural and environmental aspects for sustainable urban development".