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Meteorology

To understand how the weather evolves, how wind, radiation, rain and clouds in the atmosphere are connected on short times has always been an important aim for research at GFI. Modern computers and current theory provide an unprecedented basis for the study of atmospheric phenomena, many still far from understood. We gather new measurements, develop better weather forecast models, new observational techniques, and work with understanding the dynamical and physical conditions that determine what the weather will be.

Professors in the Meteorology group

Weather information

News

GEOF328 Mountain Meteorology Seminar in Ustaoset

When the sad April weather became unbearable, six students went to Ustaoset at the far end of Hardangervidda one week after Easter, together with Professor Thomas Spengler and Course Assistant Sunil Kumar Pariyar, to hold a seminar in Mesoscale Dynamics with special focus on mountain meteorology.

Young scientists

Cold winters natural despite warming climate

When Svetlana Sorokina’s mother calls from Siberia and complains about the cold, Svetlana knows one thing: It has probably been unusually warm in the Arctic

Research

Increase in the number of extremely strong fronts over Europe?

A new research finds an increase of strong and extremely strong fronts in summertime and autumn over Europe. If this is a trend or caused by climate change remains to be seen, according to lead author Sebastian Schemm.

Workshop

GFI / BCCR scientists at MOSAiC Workshop at Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

Some scientists from GFI / BCCR contributed significantly to a MOSAiC Workshop at ASSW in Prague on 4 and 5 April.

New Research projects

Five new research projects to scientists at Geophysical Institute

In the programme FRINATEK, the research counsil distributed 251 mill. NOK on 32 new research projects. Four of these are for researchers at Geophysical Institute. We also got one of five projects in the programme Polarprog.