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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.

 

 

 

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
Roshin P. Raj

 

Members

Helene Asbjørnsen
Lars Asplin
Andreea Auer
Mohamed Babiker
Mostafa Bakhoday
Jostein Bakke
Helene Barthelemy
Till Baumann
Laurent Bertino
Tarkan Bilge
Anne Bjune
Andreas Born
Guillaume Boutin
Ailin Dale Brakstad
Jo Brendryen
Anaïs Bretones
Paul Budgell
Svein Olaf Dahl
Elin Darelius
Richard Davy
Stijn De Schepper
Alena Dekthyareva
Vår Dundas
Christiane Duscha
Jakob Dörr
Kjersti Daae
Pirmin Ebner
Léo Edel
Evangelia Efstahtiou
Tor Eldevik
Ilker Fer
Rebekka Frøystad
Danielle Grant
Daniel Gunning
Lucia Gutierrez-Loza
Konstanze Haubner
Robinson Hordoir
Eystein Jansen
Karita Kajanto
Zoe Koenig
Eivind Kolås
Anton Korosov
Marvin Kähnert
Petra Langebroek
Helene R. Langehaug
Stein Erik Lauritzen
Robert Law
Vidar Lien
Henriette Linge
Kjetil Lygre
Anqi Lyu
Martin Miles
Victoria Miles
Kjell Arne Mork
Pål Ringkjøb Nielsen
Jan Even Ø. Nilsen
Kerim H. Nisancioglu
Einar Olason
Achref Othmani
Leilane Passos
Michele Petrini
Charlotte Rahlves
Roshin P. Raj
Heather Regan
Joachim Reuder
Jonathan Rheinlænder
Benjamin Robson
Ann Rowan
Anne Britt Sandø
Andrew Seidl
Stefanie Semper
Johanne Skrefsrud
Lars H. Smedsrud
Timothy Spain
Clemens Spensberger
Hans Christian Steen-Larsen
Kristine Steinsland
Anna-Marie Strehl
Henrik Søiland
Alexios Theofilopoulus
Stefan Thiele
Daniel Thomas
Iris Thurnherr
Alexandra Touzeau
Tamara Trofimova
Willem van der Bilt
Øystein Varpe
Frode Vikebø
Kjetil Våge
Ryan Weber
Julien-Pooyah Weihs
Agnes Weiner
Nicholas Williams
Timothy Williams
Jiping Xie
Maaike Zwier
Svein Østerhus
Lise Øvreås
Bjørn Ådlandsvik
Marius Årthun