Understanding climate
for the benefit of society

icon climate hazards

 

Extreme events and abrupt changes to the climate system.

 

Research focus

 

We focus on understanding the causes and dynamics of extreme events and abrupt changes in the climate system, including identifying critical thresholds, understanding how such events develop, and what consequences they have. Furthermore, we are working towards improving predictions of the likelihood, extent and impact of climate hazards, and are collaborating with stakeholders in private and public sectors.

 

Some of our research questions are:

  • How will gradual climate change and thresholds in the climate system impact the frequency and severity of climate hazards?
  • How does internal climate variability contribute and influence the extremes? How does model bias influence the prediction of extremes?
  • Will the current committed warming trigger abrupt changes in sea level rise due to ice sheet collapse? 
  • What can we learn from extreme events, circulation changes, and warm climates of the past?
  • To what extent can society and industry adapt to extreme events, including flooding, sea level high stands, landslides and storms? 

Keywords: Tipping points, extreme weather, sea level rise, abrupt climate changes, glacier stability. 

 

Strategic projects

 

CLIFORD - CLImate change and sustainability in Norwegian FjORDs
SeaPR - Sea Level Projection and Reconstruction Unit

 

 

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Climate Hazards research group

 

Research leader
Marius Årthun


Co-leader
Mari Skuggedal Myksvoll

 

Members

Marianna Anichini
Natasha Barbolini
Øivind Bergh
Joao Bettencourt
Antonio Bonaduce
Jan Magne Cederstrøm
David Chandler
Francois Counillon
Basile De Fleurian
Laura Dietrich
Trond Dokken
Vivian Felde
Natalya Gallo
Heiko Goelzer
Haflidi Haflidason
Johannes Hardeng
Nina Hecej
William Helland-Hansen
Manuel Hempel
Friederike Hoffmann
Ashbin Jaison
Ingrid A. Johnsen
Pratik Kad
Adam Klimes
Erik Wilhelm Kolstad
Kjersti Konstali
Petra Langebroek
Lu Li
Jan Mangerud
Fabio Mangini
Carlo Mans
Stephanie Mayer
Priscilla Mooney
Atle Nesje
Inès Ollivier
Øyvind Paasche
Marie Pontoppidan
Kristin Richter
Francesco Saltalamacchia
Anne Gro Salvanes
Alok Samantaray
Annette Samuelsen
Richard Sanders
Alistair Seddon
Rannveig Ørevik Skoglund
Martine Røysted Solås
Asgeir Sorteberg
Mari Steinslid
John-Inge Svendsen
Thomas Thuesen
Talin Tuestad
Willem van der Bilt 
Kristian Vasskog
Mathias Venning