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Meteorology

One important motivation for our research is to develop better weather forecasts and to further our understanding of atmospheric processes on different space and time scales. In addition, we also work on improvement of measuring techniques, to obtain valuable data for studies of the physical processes in the atmosphere. Studies of solar and terrestrial radiation are also important aspects of our research.

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.

Research

El Niño influences the formation of low pressure systems over the Gulf Stream

Analysis of cyclone tracks and precyclogenesis flow conditions show us that El Niño can shift the preferred cyclogenesis position over the Gulf Stream which influences the cyclone’s track across the North Atlantic. The results are published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

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.

Researchers to watch

Improving climate prediction

What will the earth’s climate be like in the future? Noel Keenlyside works hard to let us know.