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Tor
Eldevik
Professor
, oceanography / Research leader, climate dynamics
Visit Address: 
Allégaten 70, 5008 Bergen
Bergen
Room: 
Center for Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Institute, east wing (opposite the auditorium)
Postal Address: 
Postboks 7803
5020 BERGEN
Phone: 
+47 55 58 87 31
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Research interests:

  • The role of the northern seas in climate - past, present, future
  • The (possible) interannual to decadal predictability of climate 
  • Arctic/Nordic Seas/Atlantic exchanges
  • The North Atlantic thermohaline circulation 
  • Barents Sea ice cover
  • Open ocean convection
  • Mesoscale eddies and frontal dynamics, incl. “spiral eddies”

using theory, observations, conceptual models, and climate/ocean models

 

 

Recent publications: 

Raj, R.P., L. Chafik, J.E.Ø. Nilsen, T. Eldevik, and I. Halo, 2014: The Lofoten Vortex of the Nordic Seas. Deep Sea Res. I, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.10.011.

Glessmer, M.S., T. Eldevik, K. Våge, J.E.Ø. Nilsen, and E. Behrens, 2014: Atlantic origin of Nordic Seas freshwater anomalies. Nature Geoscience7, 801–805.

Eldevik, T., B. Risebrobakken, A.E. Bjune, C. Andersson, H.J.B. Birks, T.M. Dokken, H. Drange, M.S. Glessmer, C. Li, J.E.Ø. Nilsen, O.H. Otterå, K. Richter, and Ø. Skagseth, 2014: A brief history of climate – the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming. In press Quat. Sci. Rev., DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.028.

Eldevik, T., and J.E.Ø. Nilsen, 2013: The Arctic–Atlantic thermohaline circulationJ. Climate, 26, 8690–8705.

Smedsrud, L.H., I. Esau, R.B. Ingvaldsen, T. Eldevik, P.M. Haugan, C. Li, V.S. Lien, A. Olsen, A.M. Omar, O.H. Otterå, B. Risebrobakken, A.B. Sandø, V.A. Semenov, and S.A. Sorokina, 2013: The role of the Barents Sea in the Arctic climate systemRev. Geophys., 51, 415–449.

Sandø, A.B., J.E.Ø Nilsen, T. Eldevik, and M. Bentsen, 2012: Mechanisms for variable North Atlantic-Nordic Seas exchangesJ. Geophys. Res., 117, C12006.

Langehaug, H.R.,  P.B. Rhines, T. Eldevik, J. Mignot, and K. Lohmann, 2012: Water mass transformation and the North Atlantic Current in three multi-century climate model simulationsJ. Geophys. Res., 117, C11001.

Årthun, M., T. Eldevik, L.H. Smedsrud, Ø. Skagseth, and R. Ingvaldsen, 2012: Quantifying the influence of Atlantic heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreatJ. Climate25, 4736–4743.

Langehaug, H.R., I. Medhaug, T. Eldevik, and O.H. Otterå, 2012: Arctic/Atlantic exchanges via the Subpolar GyreJ. Climate25, 2421–2439.

Medhaug, I., H.R. Langehaug, T. Eldevik, T. Furevik, and M. Bentsen, 2012:Mechanisms for decadal scale variability in a simulated Atlantic Meridional Overturning CirculationClim. Dyn., 39, 77–93.

Journal articles
  • Eldevik, Tor; Nilsen, Jan Even Øie. 2013. The Arctic-Atlantic thermohaline circulation. Journal of Climate. 26: 8698-8705. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00305.1
  • Smedsrud, Lars Henrik; Esau, Igor; Ingvaldsen, Randi; Eldevik, Tor; Haugan, Peter M.; Li, Camille; Lien, Vidar Surén; Olsen, Are; Omar, Abdirahman; Otterå, Odd Helge; Risebrobakken, Bjørg; Sandø, Anne Britt; Semenov, Vladimir A.; Sorokina, Svetlana. 2013. The role of the Barents Sea in the arctic climate system. Reviews of geophysics. 51: 415-449. doi: 10.1002/rog.20017
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2012. Universitetsrangeringer sier lite om UiB. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Langehaug, Helene R.; Medhaug, Iselin; Eldevik, Tor; Otterå, Odd Helge. 2012. Arctic/Atlantic exchanges via the Subpolar Gyre. Journal of Climate. 25: 2421-2439. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00085.1
  • Langehaug, Helene R.; Rhines, P.B.; Eldevik, Tor; Mignot, J.; Lohmann, K. 2012. Water mass transformation and the North Atlantic Current in three multicentury climate model simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 117. 22 pages. doi: 10.1029/2012JC008021
  • Medhaug, Iselin; Langehaug, Helene Reinertsen; Eldevik, Tor; Furevik, Tore; Bentsen, Mats. 2012. Mechanisms for decadal scale variability in a simulated Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Climate Dynamics. 39: 77-93. doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1124-z
  • Sandø, Anne Britt; Nilsen, Jan Even Øie; Eldevik, Tor; Bentsen, Mats. 2012. Mechanisms for variable North Atlantic-Nordic seas exchanges. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 117. doi: 10.1029/2012JC008177
  • Årthun, Marius; Eldevik, Tor; Smedsrud, Lars Henrik; Skagseth, Øystein; Ingvaldsen, Randi. 2012. Quantifying the influence of Atlantic heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreat. Journal of Climate. 25: 4736-4743. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00466.1
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2011. Smi mens reaktoren er varm- debattinnlegg. Bergens Tidende. Published 2011-03-17.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2011. Forunderlige klimamyter. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning. Published 2011-07-01.
  • Jeansson, Åke Emil; Olsen, Are; Eldevik, Tor; Skjelvan, Ingunn; Omar, Abdirahman; Lauvset, Siv Kari; Nilsen, Jan Even Øie; Bellerby, Richard; Johannessen, Truls; Falck, Eva. 2011. The Nordic Seas carbon budget: Sources, sinks, and uncertainties. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 25. 16 pages. doi: 10.1029/2010GB003961
  • Våge, Kjetil; Pickart, R.S.; Spall, MA; Valdimarsson, Héðinn; Jónsson, Steingrimur; Torres, Daniel J.; Østerhus, Svein; Eldevik, Tor. 2011. Significant role of the North Icelandic Jet in the formation of Denmark Strait overflow water. Nature Geoscience. 4: 723-727. doi: 10.1038/NGEO1234
  • Drange, Helge; Eldevik, Tor; Furevik, Tore; Jansen, Eystein. 2010. Økt konsentrasjon av CO2 gir varmere klode. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis). Published 2010-04-12.
  • Drange, Helge; Eldevik, Tor; Furevik, Tore; Jansen, Eystein. 2010. Nok eit svar til Kvalheim og Sletten. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis). Published 2010-05-11.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Nilsen, Jan Even Øie; Iovino, Doroteaciro; Olsson, Anders; Sandø, Anne Britt; Drange, Helge. 2009. Observed sources and variability of Nordic seas overflow. Nature Geoscience. 2: 405-409. doi: 10.1038/NGEO518
  • Geyer, Florian; Fer, Ilker; Eldevik, Tor. 2009. Dense overflow from an Arctic fjord: Mean seasonal cycle, variability and wind influence. Continental Shelf Research. 29: 2110-2121. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2009.08.003
  • Lie, Øyvind; Eldevik, Tor. 2009. Klima i de lange linjers perspektiv. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2008. Kampen mot kunnskap. Dagbladet. Published 2008-04-09.
  • Oliver, K.I.C.; Eldevik, Tor; Stevens, D.P.; Watson, A.J. 2008. A Greenland Sea Perspective on the Dynamics of Postconvective Eddies. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 38: 2755-2771. doi: 10.1175/2008JPO3844.1
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2007. Grunnløst i klimadebatten. Bergens Tidende. Published 2007-10-09.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2007. Dårlig kjemi i klimadebatten. Bergens Tidende. Published 2007-10-04.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2006. Tar Golfstrømmen pause? Bergens Tidende. Published 2006-11-09.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2006. En ny istid truer? Dagbladet. Published 2006-01-13.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2006. Golfstrømmen tok ikke pause. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2006-11-02.
  • Thiem, Øyvind; Berntsen, Jarle; Eldevik, Tor; Alendal, Guttorm. 2006. Gas exploration beyond the shelf break: An oceanographic challenge. Environmental Modelling & Software. 21: 136-141.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2005. Klimatiske veivalg i Norskehavet. Cicerone. 3. 22-24.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2005. Det må være lov... Bergens Tidende. Published 2005-02-25.
  • Johannessen, Johnny Andre; Kudryavtsev, Vladimir; Akimov, D; Eldevik, Tor; Winther, N; Chapron, Bertrand. 2005. On radar imaging of current features: 2. Mesoscale eddy and current front detection. Journal of Geophysical Research. 110. 14 pages.
  • Olsson, Anders; Jeansson, E; Anderson, Leif Gunnar; Hansen, B; Eldevik, Tor; Kristiansen, R; Messias, MJ; Johannessen, Truls; Watson, AJ. 2005. Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel: spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 52: 279-294.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2004. Klimaet og The Day After Tomorrow. Bergens Tidende. Published 2004-09-02.
  • Johannessen, Truls; Eldevik, Tor; Olsson, Anders; Hjøllo, Solfrid Sætre. 2004. Spredning av SF6 i Grønlandshavet. Cicerone. 13. 21-24.
  • Olsson, Anders; Jeansson, E.; Anderson, Leif Gunnar; Hansen, B.; Eldevik, Tor; Kristiansen, R.; Messias, M. -J.; Johannessen, Truls; Watson, Andrew. 2004. Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel: spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 52. 279-294.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Skagseth, Øystein; Drange, Helge. 2003. Viktige klimaprosesser i De Nordiske Hav. Cicerone. 6: 20-22.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2002. On frontal dynamics in two model oceans. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 32: 2915-2925.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Drange, Helge; Hjøllo, Solfrid Sætre. 2002. Dypvannsdannelse i ny form. Cicerone. 3: 20-22.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Dysthe, Kristian. 2002. Spiral Eddies. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 32: 851-869.
Reports and theses
  • Eldevik, Tor; Reigstad, Marit; Falck, Eva; Gerland, Sebastian; Jentoft, Sissel; Johnsen, Geir; Lindstrøm, Ulf; Rasmussen, Tine Lander; Røed, Lars Petter; Wassmann, Paul. 2014. Arven efter Nansen. Forskningsplan for det sentrale og nordlige Barentshavet. UiT, Norges Arktiske Universitet, Tromsø. 48 pages.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Eliassen, Inge K; Berntsen, Jarle; Furnes, Gunnar. 2001. On the influence of the thermohaline circulation at Ormen Lange. Part 1. The basin model. MANGLER.
  • Eliassen, Inge K; Eldevik, Tor; Berntsen, Jarle. 2001. The current conditions at Ormen Lange - Storegga. Technical Report. Dept. of Applied Mathematics. Matematisk institutt, UiB.
  • Thiem, Øivind; Eldevik, Tor; Berntsen, Jarle. 2001. Combined effects of thermohaline and atmosphere forcing on the currents at Ormen Lange. MANGLER, Matematisk Institutt.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 2000. On spiral eddies in the ocean. Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Bergen.
  • Eldevik, Tor. 1996. Sub- til supersonisk strømning av ioner mot katode i beamgenerert plasma.
Book sections
  • Johannessen, Johnny Andre; Petterson, Lasse H.; Eldevik, Tor; Evensen, Geir; Winther, N.; Breivik, Ø. 2006. Coastal Physical and Biochemical Processes. Chapter 6. In:
    • Rencz, Andrew B.; Gower, James F.R. 2006. MRS Vol. 6 Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment. 360 pages. ISBN: 1-57083-080-0.
  • Eldevik, Tor; Straneo, Fiamma; Sandø, Anne Britt; Furevik, Tore. 2005. Pathways and export of Greenland Sea water. 158, pages 89-104. In:
    • Drange, Helge; Dokken, Trond Martin; Furevik, Tore; Gerdes, Rudiger; Berger, Wolfgang. 2005. The Nordic Seas - An Integrated Perspective. American Geophysical Union (AGU). 366 pages. ISBN: 0-87590-423-8.
  • Johannessen, Ola M; Lygre, Kjetil; Eldevik, Tor. 2005. Convective Chimneys and Plumes in the Northern Greenland Sea. 158, pages 251-272. In:
    • Drange, Helge; Dokken, Trond Martin; Furevik, Tore; Gerdes, Rudiger; Berger, Wolfgang. 2005. The Nordic Seas - An Integrated Perspective. American Geophysical Union (AGU). 366 pages. ISBN: 0-87590-423-8.

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