NERSC News Archive

Nansen Center scientist contributes to IPCC 5th Assessment Report: The observational evidence basis

The Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released today the Working Group 1 contribution to their Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm. Nansen Center Senior Scientist Peter Thorne’s has through his publications and scientific capacity contributed as a Lead Author to the IPCC WG1 report. Dr.

Forskningsdagene: Hav og himmel i bevegelse

Nansensenteret på Forskningstorget.Nansensenteret på Forskningstorget.Nansensenteret deltar på Forskningstorget under Forskningsdagene i Bergen. I vår forskning benytter vi oss av målinger, observasjoner, satellitt fjernmåling og numeriske hav- og atmosfæremodeller til studier av miljøet og klimaet på jorda. Besøk vår "stasjon" på fredag og lørdag på Festplassen og lær mer om vår forskning og møte våre forskere.

50% økning i minimums isareal i Arktis

Nansensenterets Europeiske is-informasjonssystem Arctic-ROOS observerer årsminimum for sjøisarealet i Arktis på 4,588 millioner kvadratkilometer den 11. september. Isarealet i år er ca 50% større enn den absolutte minimumsrekorden som ble rapportert for ett år siden i 2012 da arealet var rekord lite med 2,97 millioner km2.

Nansen Zhu Centre in Beijing 10 years - Special AOSL issue publication

The NZC inauguration in 2003.The NZC inauguration in 2003.The Nansen-Zhu International Research Center (NZC) at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was established on 3 November 2003 on the initiative of Prof. Huijun Wang, IAP/CAS and Prof. Ola M. Johannessen, Nansen Center (NERSC), Bergen. Norway.

New papers on wave-ice interactions in the Marginal Ice Zone.

You probably knew that the sea ice attenuates the propagation of waves. You may also have heard that waves are able to break mechanically the sea ice into smalle floes. But you may not know that these combined effects can be incorporated into realistic numerical models, nor how. If indeed you are living in such shameful ignorance, rejoice! Williams et al.

Prof. Stein Sandven - the new Managing Director of the Nansen Center

Manging Director Stein SandvenManging Director Stein SandvenThe Board of the Nansen Center has in its meeting today unanimously appointed Prof. Stein Sandven as the new Managing Director of the Center. Sandven has been employed at the Nansen Center since its foundation in 1986 and has among others held the positions as leading scientist, research director and managing director.

Nansen Group Annual Reports for 2012

The annual reports for 2012 for the Nansen Centers are published and available on the web.

The annual reports are available under the below links:

Summer school announcement; “Shipping in Arctic Water”

 The NVP-Nansen summer school 2013 “Shipping in Arctic Water: The interaction of sea ice, ship technology, climate change, economy and other operational conditions” will be organized in Longyearbyen at Svalbard from 18th to 26th August. 32 international graduate & postgraduate students are selected to participate. The final program for the summer school is attached here to.

 

Spring Arctic Sea Ice impacting the East Asia summer precipitation

The paper Mechanism on how the spring Arctic sea ice impacts the East Asian summer monsoon has been published in Theoretical and Applied Climatology jointly between scientists at the Nansen-Zhu International Research Center in Beijing, the Nansen Center in Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre.

MoU signed with Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)

Signature of MoU with KUFOS, March 16, 2013.Signature of MoU with KUFOS, March 16, 2013.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) and Nansen Environmental Research Centre India, Nansen Scientific Society, and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, Bergen, Norway on the final day of India-EU workshop on Marine Primary Production organised under the EU-FP7 Indo-MareClim project.

India-EU workshop on MARINE PRIMARY PRODUCTION hosted by the Nansen Centre in Cochin

India-EU workshop on Marine Primary Production jointly organized by Nansen Environmental Research Centre (India) (NERCI) and Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is inaugurated at KUFOS Auditorium, Panangad, Kochi, India. This workshop is under the auspices of INDO-MARECLIM “Indo-European Research Facilities for studies on marine ecosystems and climate in India”, a European Union FP-7 project coordinated by NERCI.

Variations in climate change due to atmospheric heat capacity

The surface air temperature trends and variability as a function of boundary layer depth. See the publication for further explanation. See the publication for further explanation.The surface air temperature trends and variability as a function of boundary layer depth. See the publication for further explanation. See the publication for further explanation.Drs.

Helsefarlig luftforurensning på Danmarksplass i ettermiddag

Stille og klart vær - Bergen har ført til sterk luftforurensing under ettermiddagsrushet i dag. Forurensningen har vært høy hele dagen, men har nå passert grensen for helsefare. 

 

Pierre Rampal laureate of "le prix de La Recherche"

Dr. Pierre Rampal receives the "le Prix de La Recherche"  in Paris.Dr. Pierre Rampal receives the "le Prix de La Recherche" in Paris.Nansen Center scientist Dr. Pierre Rampal has received on Tuesday 23rd October in Paris "le Prix de La Recherche" (9th edition) in the category Environment, for his article published in 2011 in Journal of Geophysical Research:

Ny rapport: Oppdatert framskriving av havnivå langs norskekysten

Havnivået vil forsette å stige i lang tid framover, også hundrevis av år etter at menneskeheten har fått kontroll på klimagassutslippene. Estimert stigning av havnivå i cm relativt til land i et 100 års perspektiv. Grenseverdiene er basert på et standardavvik, som indikerer at det er rundt 68 % sannsynlighet for at havstigningen vil ligge innenfor de oppgitte verdiene.Estimert stigning av havnivå i cm relativt til land i et 100 års perspektiv. Grenseverdiene er basert på et standardavvik, som indikerer at det er rundt 68 % sannsynlighet for at havstigningen vil ligge innenfor de oppgitte verdiene.


SABVABAA til Longyearbyen – 116 år etter Nansens polardrift

Etter 2,5 måneder i isen er luftputebåten SABVABAA nå trygt tilbake og Nansensenterets FRAM-2012 ekspedisjon til det indre av Polarhavet er over for i år. Professor Yngve Kristoffersen og Gaute Hope har tilbrakt ”sommeren” i isødet ved Gakkelryggen på 85°N og gjort unike observasjoner for egen og andres forskning.

Minimumsrekord for isarealet i Arktis

Isareal (øvre) og isutbredelse i Arktis pr. 9. september, 2012. Kilde: http://arctic-roos.orgIsareal (øvre) og isutbredelse i Arktis pr. 9. september, 2012. Kilde: http://arctic-roos.orgNansensenterets Europeiske isinformasjonstjeneste Arctic-ROOS viser en ny minimumsrekord av isareal i Akrtis på ca. 3 millioner kvadratkilometer den 9. september 2012, som er 0,6 millioner kvadratkilometer mindre enn den forrige minimums  rekorden fra 2007 (se figur, øvre).

New book; Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms

Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms by Pettersson and Pozdnyakov, 2012.Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms by Pettersson and Pozdnyakov, 2012.The book Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms has recently been published by Springer- Praxis. The book build on the experience the Nansen Centers have build up during the last 25 years in use of satellite remote sensing, airborne survey, field observations and ocean ecosystem modelling in detection and monitoring of harmful algal blooms in coastal and ocean waters.

Major field investigations in the Fram Strait - between Svalbard and Greenland

Figure: RADARSAT 2 of 8 August 2012, showing the ACOBAR experiment area and the CRYOSAT satellite tracks with ice thickness measurments.Figure: RADARSAT 2 of 8 August 2012, showing the ACOBAR experiment area and the CRYOSAT satellite tracks with ice thickness measurments.The Nansen Center conducts now the ”Fram Strait experiment 2012” (see figure), using the the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel K/V Svalbard. The scientists studies the sea ice conditions and ice-ocean process, including wave conditions in the Marginal Ice Zone, by use of an intgrated drifting ice station.