Understanding climate
for the benefit of society

Polar climate

Arctic and Antarctic climate change

 

Research focus

The observational basis and prognostic capabilities — ranging from weather forecasts via climate predictions to climate projections — are continuously improved by dedicated fieldwork providing new data and direct process understanding.

 

Present research priorities include:

  • Antarctic ice shelves.
  • field work in the ice-covered Arctic.
  • the “seamless” extension of the instrumental record with high-resolution paleo reconstructions.
  • disentangling oceanic and atmospheric influences on sea ice conditions (and vice versa).
  • the routing of freshwater, and polar weather and climate prediction, including predictability over land.
  • the general challenge of understanding the role of the polar regions in global climate.

 

Strategic project 

AOI - Atmosphere-Ocean-Ice Interactions in Polar and sub-polar regions, leader Einar Olason.

Kerim Nisancioglu

Outlook

“The fastest changes in climate now occur in the Arctic”, says Kerim H. Nisancioglu, leader of our Polar Climate research.

 

“More than ever, we need to be there to observe and to understand the processes behind these changes”.


Polar Climate research group

 

Research leader
Kerim H. Nisancioglu 

 

Co-leader
Anne E. Bjune

 

Members

  • Helene Asbjørnsen
  • Lars Asplin
  • Ali Aydoğdu
  • Mostafa Bakhoday
  • Jostein Bakke
  • Jon Bergh
  • Laurent Bertino
  • Andreas Born
  • Anthony Bosse
  • Guillaume Boutin
  • Ailin Dale Brakstad
  • Jo Brendryen
  • Paul Budgell
  • Phoebe Chan
  • Sukun Cheng
  • Kjersti Daae
  • Svein Olaf Dahl
  • Véronique Dansereau
  • Elin Darelius
  • Richard Davy
  • Stijn De Schepper
  • Johannes Dugstad
  • Evangelia Efstahtiou
  • Omar El Guernaoui
  • Tor Eldevik
  • Igor Ezau
  • Anne-Katrine Faber
  • Ilker Fer
  • Matilda Hallerstig
  • Kristine Flacke Haualand
  • Robinson Hordoir
  • Polona Itkin
  • Eystein Jansen
  • Madlen Kimmritz
  • Zoe Koenig
  • Eivind Kolås
  • Anton Korosov
  • Stephan Kral
  • Marvin Kähnert
  • Helene R. Langehaug
  • Stein Erik Lauritzen
  • Vidar Lien
  • Kjetil Lygre
  • Martin Miles
  • Victoria Miles
  • Kjell Arne Mork
  • Morven Muilwijk
  • Jan Even Øie Nilsen
  • Einar Olason
  • Leilane Passos
  • Algot Petersson
  • Roshin P. Raj
  • Pierre Rampal
  • Joachim Reuder
  • Anne Britt Sandø
  • Stefanie Semper
  • Lars H. Smedsrud
  • Clemens Spensberger
  • Nadine Steiger
  • Henrik Søiland
  • Annick Terpstra
  • Alexios Theofilopoulos
  • Alexandra Touzeau
  • Takamasa Tsubouchi
  • Willem van der Bilt
  • Frode Vikebø
  • Kjetil Våge
  • Timothy Williams
  • Maaike Zwier
  • Svein Østerhus
  • Bjørn Ådlandsvik