NERSC News Archive

NERSC annual report for 2016

The Nansen Center shall pioneer our understanding of the Earth system and to deliver science-based innovation to the benefit of society. In achieving this the Center conduct marine, cryosphere, and atmosphere research using in situ and remote sensing observations, models, and data assimilation leading to innovation and service development.

Expertise on sea ice research gathered in Bergen

More than 30 sea ice experts and scientists are gathered at the Nansen Center this week. Multi-satellite based sea ice concentration and ice drift for the entire Arctic based on data from the SPICES and ESA CCI Sea Ice projects.Multi-satellite based sea ice concentration and ice drift for the entire Arctic based on data from the SPICES and ESA CCI Sea Ice projects.Their expertise covers both studies of the sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. The Arctic and changes of its sea ice conditions has increased European interest.

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. 

Crash Course on Data Assimilation in Bergen this week

The participants and lecturers at the data assimilation crash course.The participants and lecturers at the data assimilation crash course.The Nordic Centre of Excellence Ensemble-based data assimilation for environmental monitoring and prediction - EmblA coordinated by the Nansen Center in Bergen organises this week a 4-days summer school for 22 students from 13 countries world-wide.

KRONIK: Skru op for den grønne omstilling nu – ellers kommer kloden til at koge

af Sebastian H. Mernild og Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen

Først publisert i Berlinske 14. Mai, 2017

I det seneste årti er der investeret kraftigt i grøn omstilling. Men i forhold til klimaforandringer er der endnu intet at se, da CO2-indholdet i atmosfæren stiger og med tiltagende styrke.

Copernicus Marine Forecasting Services at NorShipping Fair

Melting Arctic sea ice slow down the projected warming of the North Atlantic

Projected warming is inhomogeneous over the globe. The North Atlantic Ocean is one of the regions with minimum projected warming according to climate model projections. Several models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) even projected a slight cooling in 2081-2100 relative to 1986-2005 for the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Copernicus Ocean State Report 2016 - 1. edition

The first Ocean State Report (OSR) is a step forward into the development of regular annual reporting on the state and health of the European regional seas and global ocean based on European Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service products.

Indo-Norwegian cooperative studies on the cold pool in the Bay of Bengal during the Indian summer monsoon

Scientists at the Nansens Centers in Cochin, India and Bergen have published new results in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL) on the appearance of surface cold water pool of the Bay of Bengal associated with the break phase of the Indian summer monsoon. The study was led by Dr.

Anthropogenic Heat Islands in the Arctic: Windows to the Future of the Regional Climates, Ecosystems, and Societies

The Arctic is a rapidly changing region where new economic opportunities meet geopolitical interests and the accelerated climate change. These three intertwined components concentrate in the arctic cities – a remote constellation of the cold frontier settlements, some of them as large as 300 thousands dwellers. The Arctic is rapidly urbanizing attracting worker migrants from southern latitudes, sometimes from as far south as Philippines (to Canada) and Tajikistan (to Russia).

Nansensymposiet: I fotefara til Fridtjof Nansen, Bergen - Oslo 1884 - 2017

Nansensymposiet er den offisielle åpningen av HardingEkspedisjon: I fotefara til Fridtjof Nansen, Bergen - Oslo 1884 – 2017 og finner sted på Nansensenteret onsdag 8. mars.

Kronikk: Inversjon i luften over Bergen

av Tobias Wolf-Grosse, Lasse H. Pettersson og Igor Esau, Nansensenteret.
Først publisert i Bergen Tidende, 26.02.2017.

New model simulations: Impact of algae content on the albedo and melting of snow on glaciers

The first physical model for the spectral ‘bioalbedo’ of snow, which predicts the spectral reflectance of snow packs contaminated with variable concentrations of red snow algae of varying size and pigment concentrations have been developed. The results have been published in the paper A predictive model for the spectral “bioalbedo” of snow by J.M. Cook (University of Sheffiled) et al., including Nansen Center CEO Prof.

Quality assessment of a 23-years ARC MFC reanalysis of the Arctic Ocean

Dr. Jiping XieNansen Center scientists, lead by scientist Dr. Jiping Xie, have published a comprehensive quality assessment of the TOPAZ4 ocean and sea ice model reanalysis for the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans in Ocean Sciences.

Kronikk: Menneskeskabte klimaforandringer: Trump og klimaaftalen fra Paris

Af Sebastian H. Mernild, professor i klimaforandringer (dr. scient) og administrerende direktør for Nansen Centeret, Norge, og
professor i klimafysik Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut.


Kronikk: Stormflo kan bli vanlig

av Jan Even Øie Nilsen, Nansensenteret og Bjerknessenteret, Bergen.
Oda Roaldsdotter Ravndal, Kartverket, Sjødivisjonen, Stavanger.
Kristian Breili, Kartverket, Geodesidivisjonen, Hønefoss.

 

Kronikk: Klimakrise – kloge justeringer i rette tid

Kronikk i Fyn Stiftstidende 13. januar 2017.Kronikk i Fyn Stiftstidende 13. januar 2017.

af Sebastian H. Mernild (Ph.D. og Dr. Scient.), klimaprofessor og CEO ved Nansen Centeret, Bergen, Norge.

 

110 polar scientists gathered in Bergen to kick-off the future observation system for the Arctic

The environment in Arctic region is now changing significantly due to increased temperature, thinning and decrease of the sea ice, melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, thawing permafrost and changes in atmosphere and ocean circulation. Such changes have global as well as regional implications, including e.g.