GC Rieber Climate Institute

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VENTILATE: Ventilation and remineralisation in polar and sub-polar regions as indicators for climate change

VENTILATE will evaluate decadal changes  in ventilation of the Nordic Seas (Greenland, Iceland, and Norwegian Seas) and the Arctic Ocean.

The oceans uptake of atmospheric CO2 is connected both to physical and biological processes. This uptake has been very important for the Earths climate, modulating the effect of man-made CO2 since the industrial revolution.

However, with the continuing increase of CO2 in the atmosphere and the observed climate change, it is uncertain how the ocean’s uptake will be affected in the future.

A key knowledge here is the link between the physical processes and the oceanic carbon cycle. To increase our understanding of this link is the overall aim of VENTILATE. 

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
Research Council of Norway
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Completed

NORTH: NORthern constraints on the Atlantic ThermoHaline circulation

Structure of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation

Den atlantiske termohaline sirkulasjonen kan sies å være Golfstrømmens drivkraft, som en pumpe i den store globale havsirkulasjonen. Når Golfstrømmens forlengelse mot nord driver oppover langs vår kyst, avgir vannet varme til omgivelsene. Det blir avkjølt og tyngre. I De nordiske havene synker vannet ned og returnerer sørover igjen. 

Spørsmålet i dette forskningsprosjektet er enkelt sagt i hvilken grad vi kan si at klimaendringer i De nordiske hav er opphav til globale endringer, eller et resultat av globale endringer. 

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
Research Council of Norway
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Completed

EuraArc: Impact of Arctic sea ice decline on Eurasian Climate

Link the Arctic sea ice and Eurasian climate

The satellite data over past 30 years indicated that the Arctic sea ice is decling fast. Furthermore, results from the CMIP3 and CMIP5 models showed that the summer Arctic sea ice will disapper at the end of 21st century.

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Completed

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Author: 
Date: 
20. June 2016
Source: 
Natural History Magazine, US

Doctoral dissertation; Climate variability research cooperation between Norway, India and China

Dr. Lea Svendsen.Lea Svendsen defended her doctoral thesis Impact of Atlantic multi-decadal variability on the Indo-Pacific and Northern Hemisphere climate at the Nansen Center and Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen to day.

NACLIM: North Atlantic Climate: Predictability of the climate in the North Atlantic/European sector

Impact of Arctic sea ice and sea surface temperature

 

NACLIM aims at investigating and quantifying the predictability of the climate in the North Atlantic/European

sector related to North Atlantic/Arctic sea surface temperature (SST) and sea ice variability and change on

seasonal to decadal time scales. SST and sea-ice forcing have a crucial impact on weather and climate in

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
European Commission
Coordinating Institute: 
University of Hamburg
Project Status: 
Completed
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