Understanding climate
for the benefit of society

Ellen Viste

Rådgiver / Adviser

Bjerknes-UiB

Jahnebakken 5, Bergen

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E-mail: ellen.viste@uib.no

Phone: 55584393

Skiers help Harald Sodemann find out where the Norwegian snow comes from. His project planned for this Easter will, however, be postponed till next year.

Leaving Christmas preparations and northern winter storms behind, geologists from Bergen have travelled to the far south. On the Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Ocean, they will search for the westerlies of ancient times. 

The Gulfstream makes northern Europe warmer by transporting heat. This is well known. New research shows that the sea surface temperature also affects storm tracks as far away as the Pacific.

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.