• Continued warming, salinification and oxygenation of the Greenland Sea gyre 

      Lauvset, Siv Kari; Brakstad, Ailin Dale; Våge, Kjetil; Olsen, Are; Jeansson, Emil; Mork, Kjell Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-06-18)
      The Greenland Sea gyre is one of the few areas where the water column is ventilated through open ocean convection. This process brings both anthropogenic carbon and oxygen from the atmosphere and surface ocean into the ...
    • Downscaling an intense precipitation event in complex terrain: the importance of high grid resolution 

      Pontoppidan, Marie; Reuder, Joachim; Mayer, Stephanie; Kolstad, Erik Wilhelm (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Floods due to intense rainfall are a major hazard to both people and infrastructure in western Norway. Here steep orography enhances precipitation and the complex terrain channels the runoff into narrow valleys and small ...
    • The dynamic and thermodynamic structure of monsoon low-pressure systems during extreme rainfall events 

      Sørland, Silje Lund; Sorteberg, Asgeir (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-08-12)
      A cyclone-tracking algorithm is used to identify monsoon low-pressure systems (LPS) in the ERA-interim re-analysis (1979–2010). The LPS that are connected to observed extreme rainfall events are picked out and studied with ...
    • How northern freshwater input can stabilise thermohaline circulation 

      Lambert, Erwin; Eldevik, Tor; Haugan, Peter M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      The North Atlantic thermohaline circulation (THC) carries heat and salt towards the Arctic. This circulation is partly sustained by buoyancy loss and is generally believed to be inhibited by northern freshwater input as ...
    • Loss of sea ice during winter north of Svalbard 

      Onarheim, Ingrid Husøy; Smedsrud, Lars Henrik; Ingvaldsen, Randi; Nilsen, Frank (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06-05)
      Sea ice loss in the Arctic Ocean has up to now been strongest during summer. In contrast, the sea ice concentration north of Svalbard has experienced a larger decline during winter since 1979. The trend in winter ice area ...
    • Seasonal-to-decadal predictions with the ensemble kalman filter and the Norwegian earth System Model: A twin experiment 

      Counillon, Francois; Bethke, Ingo; Keenlyside, Noel; Bentsen, Mats; Bertino, Laurent; Zheng, Fei (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-03-10)
      Here, we firstly demonstrate the potential of an advanced flow dependent data assimilation method for performing seasonal-to-decadal prediction and secondly, reassess the use of sea surface temperature (SST) for initialisation ...
    • Wintertime cyclone/anticyclone activity over China and its relation to upper tropospheric jets 

      Chen, Lei; Tan, Benkui; Kvamstø, Nils Gunnar; Johannessen, Ola M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-01-16)
      In this study, the wintertime cyclone/anticyclone activity and its variability over China are examined based on the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) reanalysis ...