Vilhelm Bjerknes, Harald Sverdrup and Bjørn Helland Hansen. Polar expeditions and the theoretical foundation of modern weather forecasting. A wind of history blows through the corridors of our institute.
The physics of air and ocean
Storms, ocean currents, raindrops, avalanches, heat waves and CO2 exchange, it all boils down to physics. At the Geophysical Institute we explore the driving forces of nature.
Deep down, the founder of modern weather forecasting, Vilhelm Bjerknes, would have preferred to work on theoretical physics.Until he got funding for weather research, that is.
Report from Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN) workshop on networking and communication skills.
Researchers now know that the Gulf Stream is not only driven from the south, but also drawn northward by Arctic winds.
A recent study by the PhD student Sigrid Lind shows that the northwest Barents Sea warmed substantially during the last decades.
The weather influences energy resources and the cost of electricity. In BKK I take part in improving decision making tools for power production. Our aim is to optimize the use of resources, with regard to both economy and the benefit to society.
- Fredrik Villanger
Resource planner , BKK
Cand. Scient. (MSc) in meteorology, 1999