Climate Dynamics and Prediction

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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: 

Correcting biases in NorCPM for the tropical Atlantic with an innovative approach

Several of our Climate Dynamics and Prediction researchers just published a new article in Climate Dynamics, under the lead of François Counillon (NERSC). They showed how reducing model biases can improve seasonal prediction for the tropical Atlantic Ocean.


Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical Atlantic

New findings on the Atlantic El Niño - Noel Keenlyside (NERSC, UiB/GFI, BCCR) co-author on study published in Nature Communications 

Press release by GEOMAR - Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel - 

New book co-authored by NERSC researchers with ARCPATH project

This month, the book “Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic: Pathways to Action” was published, and two chapters have significant contributions from some of our researchers that are active in the ARCPATH project.

Climate Futures: Climate Futures

Our goal is to generate long-term cooperation between companies, public organizations and research groups across sectors  to tackle climate risk

Climate futures is a Centres for Research-based Innovation funded for 10 years by NFR and lead by NORCE (E. Kolstad).

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

New “Young Research Talents” project led by NERSC started in October: CoRea!

CoRea stands for “Coupled reanalysis of the climate back to 1850”. This project is led by Yiguo Wang from the Climate Dynamics and Prediction group. It is his first time leading a research project himself: Congratulations, Yiguo!


On Thursday the 15th of October, the CoRea members met in Bergen – and online – to kick off the project. CoRea will run over the course of three years, and it has national and international partners.

New article on the Arctic surface climate in CMIP6

Richard Davy and Stephen Outten (NERSC) published an article in the Journal of Climate, titled “The Arctic Surface Climate in CMIP6: Status and Developments since CMIP5”. Their work shows how phase 6 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) has improved from phase 5, with regard to the representation of Arctic climate in the models used in CMIP.


Edson Silva

Research Group: 
Climate Dynamics and Prediction
Job Position: 
PhD Student

Podcast with Igor Ezau – Heatwaves, the weather that can kill thousands in developed countries

Stephen Outten and Ingjald Pilskog host the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research podcast and recently talked to Igor Ezau about heatwaves and their dangers. Don’t miss this episode!


Scientific breakthrough: Winter climate in Norway now more predictable

Scientists from the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit, affiliated with the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, and the University of Bergen, contributed to a recent publication in Nature. The results indicate that it is possible to predict how the atmospheric circulation above the North Atlantic will evolve during the next decade. This is crucial for better predicting the winters in Europe and Eastern North America.

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