Climate change

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INDIA-CLIM: Decadal to multi-decadal variability in the Indian Monsoon Rainfall and teleconnection with Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)

India-CLIM will analyze comprehensive data sets of climate variables for India and output from Earth System model simulations, in order to investigate the variability of the Indian Monsoon with special focus on the wet season of the summer monsoon.

The main hypothesis in the project is that the AMO is an intrinsic oceanic mode and that the associated SST anomalies in Atlantic Ocean can impact the Indian Summer Monsoon through teleconnection.

In order to test our hypothesis, we will use the re-analysis and observed data as well as IPCC/CMIP5 simulations to explore the decadal to multi-decadal variability of Indian Summer Monsoon and the teleconnection with AMO.

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
Research Council of Norway
Project Deputy Leader at NERSC: 
Lasse H. Pettersson
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Completed

GCloudl: Arctic clouds (Research Collaboration)

Significant information from fragmented Russian polar expeditions and stations, need to be processed to improve our capacity to simulate, predict and communicate the vital environmental knowledge.

Project final report [pdf]

Project work flow

The project will be completed in three steps:

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

Climate change will not reduce the wind energy potential over the Black Sea

Nansen Center scientists in Bergen and St. Petersburg have jointly studied how European wind energy resources may change in the future, with a focus on the Black Sea. 

The INDO-MareClim winter school 2013 focusing on climate change, marine ecosystem and coastal zone management

Young Indian and European scientists and students studies the interactions between climate change, marine ecosystem and coastal zone management during the one week long European Commission FP7 INDO-MareClim winter school in Cochin, India.


OC-CCI: The ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative

The ESA has initiated ClimateChange Initiatives for all Essential Climate Variables. the Ocean Colour CCI is the only one of them that related to a "living" variable.

The Ocean Colour CCI (OC_CCI) project focuses on the Ocean Colour ECV encompassing water-leaving radiance in the visible domain, derived chlorophyll and inherent optical properties and will utilise data archives of from ESA’s MERIS and NASA’s SeaWiFS, MODIS and possibly CZCS (after careful evaluation) sensors archives.

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
European Space Agency
Project Deputy Leader at NERSC: 
Laurent Bertino
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
Completed
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