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2019 resulted in 17 publications in Nature and Science journals

In 2020 we are celebrating twenty years anniversary at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The publications list counts 257 publications in total, 17 of these are publications in Nature and Science journals. 


Take a look at the complete publication list for 2019. 

Tore Furevik
Bjerknes Centre director Tore Furevik

"I'm happy to see the centre holding such a high scientific level. We publish in the most prestigious of journals, and are a large international research institution whether you're measuring in quantity or quality. It's worth mentioning that several of this years Science and Nature articles have contributions from young researchers, and I'm sure we'll see more of them in the years to come", says Tore Furevik, Bjerknes Centre Director.

Have a look at our annual report for 2020.

Here are our Nature and Science journal publications:

Ocean sink for carbon measured

An international research project has determined the amount of man-made CO2 emissions taken up by the ocean from the atmosphere between 1994 and 2007.

Authors: Gruber, N. et al. including Lauvset, Siv Kari. and Olsen, AreScience 

Getting a better grip of Asia’s water tower

Almost one-fifth of the world’s population depends on rivers coming from the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. Yet, only one in a thousand glaciers and lakes in this region have monitoring stations and constraints on the hydrological cycle are poor, Hans Christian Steen-Larsen and colleagues writes in a comment in Nature.

Authors: Jing Gao, Tandong Yao, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Hans Christian Steen-Larsen & Weicai Wang, Nature


A warm period is occurring across the whole world for the first time in at least 2000 years

Authors: Neukom R, Steiger N, Gomez-Navarro JJ, Wang JH, Werner JohannesNature  


The residence time of Southern Ocean surface waters and the 100,000-year ice age cycle

Authors: Hasenfratz AP, Jaccard SL, Martinez-Garcia A, Sigman DM, Hodell DA, Vance D, et al. including Kleiven, KikkiScience


Pantropical climate interactions

Authors: Cai, W. et al including Keenlyside, Noel,  Science


Sea ice as pacemaker for abrupt climate change

A new study published in the journal Science Advances provides evidence of substantial variations in past sea ice cover in the Norwegian Sea, instrumental for several abrupt climate changes between 32,000 and 40,000 years ago. 

Authors: Henrik Sadatzki, Trond Dokken, Sarah Berben, Fransisco Muschitiello, R. Stein, K. Fahl, L. Menviel, A. Timmermann, Eystein Jansen, Science Advances


Moss in sediments suggests ice-free spot in ice age desert

In the coldest years of the last ice age, the ice cap reached the British Isles and Poland. New research has revealed a green patch much closer to the North Pole. Part of a peninsula in Svalbard was free from ice.

Authors: Willem van der Bilt , Lane CS. Science Advances


Southern Ocean acidification creates shallower horizon for marine organisms

The living conditions for marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may dramatically worsen by the end of the century. More acidic water can make their territories shallower.

Authors: Negrete-Garcia G, Lovenduski NS, Hauri C, Krumhardt, K.M & Siv Kari Lauvset, Nature Climate Change


Antarctica behind rapid sea level change in the last interglacial

In the last interglacial, the sea level rose to ten meters higher than today. For the first time, researchers have now traced the extra water to Antarctica.

Authors: Rohling, E.J., Hibbert, F.D., Grant, K.M., Galaasen, Eirik Vinje, Irvali, Nil, Kleiven, Kikki, Marino, G., Ninnemann, Ulysses, Roberts, A.P., Rosenthal, Y., Schulz, H., Williams, F.H., Yu, J. Nature Communications


New observations will influence how we interpret paleo-climate archives

A newly published study in Nature Communications shows an important new understanding of the climate system that will allow us to better understand past climate variability. The results were uncovered by expeditions between the North Pole and Antarctica.

Authors: Bonne JL, Behrens M, Meyer H, Kipfstuhl S, Rabe B, Schonicke L, et al. including Steen-Larsen, Hans Christian, Nature Communications


Changing ocean currents and major climate shifts in the North Atlantic

A new study published in Nature Communications comparing ice cores and marine sediment cores measures time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts. Changes in ocean currents foretells climate shifts by 400 years.

Authors: Muschitiello Fransisco, D’Andrea WJ, Schmittner A, Heaton TJ, Balascio NL, DeRoberts N, et al. including Simon, Margit and Dokken, Trond, Nature Communications


Jurassic shift from abiotic to biotic control on marine ecological success

Authors: Eichenseer K, Balthasar U, Smart CW, Stander J, Haaga Kristian, Kiessling W.  Nature Geoscience 


Position and orientation of the westerly jet determined Holocene rainfall patterns in China

Authors: Herzschuh U, Cao XY, Laepple T, Dallmeyer A, Telford Richard, Ni J, et al. Nature Communications. 


Evolution of tropical cyclone genesis regions during the Cenozoic era

Authors: Yan Q, Korty R, Zhang Zhongshi, Wang HJ.  Nature Communications.


Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region

Authors: Natali SM et al. including Christiansen, C.T. Nature Climate Change. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0592-8


Weakening Atlantic Nino-Pacific connection under greenhouse warming

Authors: Jia F, Cai WJ, Wu LX, Gan BL, Wang GJ, Kucharski F, Keenlyside, Noel, Science Advances


Agreement between reconstructed and modeled boreal precipitation of the Last Interglacial

Authors: Scussolini P, Bakker P, Guo Chunheng, Stepanek C, Zhang Q, Braconnot P, et al. Science Advances