The Bjerknes Centre is a collaboration on climate research, between the University of Bergen, NORCE, the Institute of Marine Research, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.

Seminar: Global marine sediment thickness, paleobathymetric reconstructions and paleoclimate

Eivind Straume from CEED, UiO will give a seminar talk on April 3.

Eivind Straume
Eivind Straume

Short biography:

PhD candidate at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), UiO. Working on paleoenvironment reconstructions and paleoclimate modeling.


We have compiled a new global total sediment thickness map of the world's oceans and marginal seas. We use this grid to analyze the distribution of sediments with respect to the age of the underlying oceanic lithosphere and its latitude. The distribution of sediments may provide information on paleoclimate. In addition, we derive formulas for calculating sediment thickness as a function of lithospheric age and latitude, which improves global and regional paleobathymetric reconstructions.


Arranged date for the seminar talk: Apr 03, 2019