Ilker Fers bilde
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Physical oceanography, including the boundary layer processes, dense water overflows, turbulence and mixing, fine and microstructure data acquisition and interpretation, seismic reflection techniques to image oceanic finestructure, convective processes leading to dense water formation, turbulence in the under ice boundary layer, air-ice-sea interaction, internal waves, turbulence parameterizations.

Physical limnology, especially winter cooling dynamics, turbulence and convection.

GEOF110, Innføring i dynamikken til atmosfæren og havet (10 SP)

GEOF310, Turbulens i atmosfærens og havets grenselag (10 SP)

GEOF301, Introduksjonskurs til mastergrad (5 SP)

GEOF337, Fysisk oseanografi i fjordar (10 SP)

  • Sirevaag, Anders; Fer, Ilker. 2009. Small-scale dynamics of the under-ice boundary layer. 135 sider.
  • Daae, Kjersti L.; Fer, Ilker. 2008. Monitoring of the Storfjorden overflow: Current measurements in 2007. Reports in Meteorology and Oceanography, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. 21 sider.
  • Fer, Ilker; Geyer, Florian; Daae, Kjersti L. 2008. Data report from the cruise HM2007 613 with R.V. Håkon Mosby 10 July-4 August 2007. Reports in Meteorology and Oceanography, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. 96 sider.
  • Fer, Ilker. 2007. Current Measurements at the Storfjorden Sill, September 2003 – August 2006. Reports in Meteorology and Oceanography, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen. 26 sider.
  • Fer, Ilker. 2006. Current Measurements at the Storfjorden Sill 76° 58′N, 19° 15′E, September 2003 – August 2004. University of Bergen, Bergen. 41 sider.
  • Fer, Ilker. 2006. Data report from the cruise HM 2004 613 with R.V. Håkon Mosby 1-10 July 2004. Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. 67 sider.
  • Fer, Ilker; Skagseth, Øystein; Orvik, Kjell Arild. 2006. General and fine scale oceanographic properties on the Norwegian Continental slope inferred from a moored CTD- and current profiler. Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. 67 sider.
  • Skogseth, Ragnheid; Fer, Ilker; Haugan, Peter M. 2005. Dense-Water Production and Overflow From an Arctic Coastal Polynya in Storfjorden. 158, sider 73-88. I:
    • Drange, Helge; Dokken, Trond Martin; Furevik, Tore; Gerdes, Rudiger; Berger, Wolfgang. 2005. The Nordic Seas - An Integrated Perspective. American Geophysical Union (AGU). 366 sider. ISBN: 0-87590-423-8.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

66. Fer, I., M. Müller, and A. K. Peterson  (2014). Tidal forcing, energetics, and mixing near the Yermak Plateau. Ocean Sci. Discuss., 11, 2245-2287, doi:10.5194/osd-11-2245-2014.

65. Zhou S., Y. Lu; X. Song, and I. Fer (2014). New layer thickness parameterization of diffusive convection in the ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., under review.

64. Carmack E. and 17 co-authors incl. I. Fer (2014). The new Arctic: towards quantifying the increasing role of oceanic heat in sea ice loss. Bull. Am. Met. Soc., under review.

63. Ghani M.H., L. R. Hole , I. Fer, V. H. Kourafalou, N. Wienders, H. Kang, K. Drushka, and D. Peddie, The SailBuoy remotely-controlled unmanned vessel: measurements of near surface temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Methods in Oceanogr., 10, 104-121, doi:10.1016/j.mio.2014.08.001.

62. Darelius, E., K. Makinson , K. Daae , I. Fer, P.R. Holland, and K. Nicholls (2014). Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2014JC010225.

61. Guo, C, M. Ilicak, I. Fer, E. Darelius, and M. Bentsen (2014). Baroclinic instability of the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0080.1.

60. Peterson, A. K. andI. Fer, (2014). Dissipation measurements using temperature microstructure from an underwater glider. Method. Oceanogr., 10.1016/j.mio.2014.05.002.

59. Vihma, T., and 16 co-authors incl. I. Fer (2014). Advances in understanding and parameterization of small-scale physical processes in the marine Arctic climate system: a review. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13(12): 32703-32816, doi: 10.5194/acpd-13-32703-2013.

58. Fer, I., A. K. Peterson, and J. E. Ullgren (2014). Microstructure measurements from an underwater glider in the turbulent Faroe Bank Channel overflow. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 31, 1128-1150.

57. Fer, I. (2014). Near-inertial mixing in the central Arctic Ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 44, 2031–2049, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0133.1.

56. Waterhouse, A. F., and 18 co-authors incl. I. Fer (2014). Global Patterns of Diapycnal Mixing from Measurements of the Turbulent Dissipation Rate. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44(7): 1854-1872, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0104.1.

55. Darelius, E., K. O. Strand, S. Østerhus, T. Gammelsrød, M. Årthun and I. Fer (2014). On the seasonal signal of the Filchner Overflow, Weddell Sea, Antarctica, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 1230-1243, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0180.1.

54. Ullgren, J. E., I. Fer, E. Darelius, and N. Beaird (2014). Interaction of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow with Iceland Basin intermediate waters, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 228-240, doi: 10.1002/2013JC009437.

53. Støylen, E., and I. Fer (2014), Tidally induced internal motion in an Arctic fjord, Nonlinear Proc. Geophys., 21(1), 87-100, doi: 10.5194/npg-21-87-2014.

52. Bakhoday Paskyabi, M. and I. Fer, (2014). The influence of surface gravity waves on the injection of turbulence in the upper ocean, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 21, 713-733, doi:10.5194/npg-21-713-2014, 2014.

51. Fer, I., and Bakhoday Paskyabi, M. (2014). Autonomous ocean turbulence measurements using shear probes on a moored instrument. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 31(2), 474-490, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00096.1.

50. Fer, I., and K. Drinkwater (2014). Mixing in the Barents Sea Polar Front near Hopen in spring. J. Mar. Sys., 130, 206-218, 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.01.005.

49. Christensen, K. H., J. Röhrs, B. Ward, I. Fer, G. Broström, Ø. Saetra, and Ø. Breivik (2013). Surface wave measurements using a ship-mounted ultrasonic altimeter, Method. Oceanogr., doi:10.1016/j.mio.2013.07.002.

48. Bakhoday Paskyabi, M. and I. Fer, (2013). Turbulence measurements in shallow water from a subsurface moored moving platform. Energy Procedia, 35, 307-316, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.07.183.

47. Jensen, M.F., I. Fer, and E. Darelius (2013). Low-frequency variability on the continental slope of the southern Weddell Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20309.

46. Guthrie, J., J. Morison, and I. Fer, (2013). Revisiting Internal Waves and Mixing in the Arctic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20294.

45. Bakhoday Paskyabi, M. and I. Fer, (2013). Turbulence structure in the upper ocean: a comparative study of observations and modelling. Ocean Dyn., accepted.

44. Darelius, E., J. E. Ullgren, and I. Fer, (2013). Observations of barotropic oscillations and their influence on mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow region. J. Phys. Ocean., 43, 1525-1532, 10.1175/JPO-D-13-059.1.

43. Holbrook, W. S., I. Fer, R. W. Schmitt,D. Lizarralde , J. M. Klymak, L. C. Helfrich, and R. Kubichek (2013). Estimating oceanic turbulence dissipation from seismic images. J. Atm. Ocean. Tech., 30, 1767-1788, 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00140.1

42. Dahlgren, T.G., M-L Schläppy, A. Shashkov, M. Andersson, Y. Rzhanov, and I. Fer (2014). Assessing impact from wind farms at subtidal, exposed marine areas. In: Marine Renewable Energy and Society, Eds. M. A. Shields, Springer, Dordrecht, in press.

41. Beaird, N., I. Fer, P. Rhines, and C. Eriksen (2012). Dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy inferred from Seagliders: an application to the eastern Nordic Seas overflows, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 2268–2282.

40. Bakhoday Paskyabi, M., and I. Fer (2012), Upper ocean response to large wind farm effect in the presence of surface gravity waves, Energy Procedia, 24, 245-254.

39. Sirevaag, A., and I. Fer (2012). Vertical heat transfer in the Arctic Ocean: the role of double-diffusive mixing, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C07910, doi:10.1029/2012JC007910.

38. Fer, I., K. Makinson, and K. Nicholls (2012). Observations of thermohaline convection adjacent to Brunt Ice Shelf, J. Phys. Oceanogr.42(3), 502-508.

37. Jenkins, A. D., M. Bakhoday Paskyabi, I. Fer, A. Gupta, and M. Adakudlu (2012), Modelling the effect of ocean waves on the atmospheric and ocean boundary layers, Energy Procedia, 24, 166-175.

36. Bakhoday Paskyabi, M., I. Fer, and A. D. Jenkins (2012). Surface gravity wave effects on the upper ocean boundary layer: modification of a one-dimensional vertical mixing model. Cont. Shelf Res.,38, 63-78.

35. Seim, K. S., I. Fer, and H. Avlesen (2012). Stratified flow over complex topography: A model study of the bottom drag and associated mixing. Cont. Shelf Res., 34, 41-52.

34. Eakin D., W.S. Holbrook, and I. Fer (2011). Seismic reflection imaging of large-amplitude lee waves in the Caribbean Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L21601, doi:10.1029/2011GL049157.

33. Darelius, E., I. Fer, and D. Quadfasel (2011). Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Mesoscale Variability. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 41(11), 2137-2154

32. Seim, K. S., and I. Fer (2011). Mixing in the stratified interface of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow: the role of transverse circulation and internal waves. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C07022, doi:10.1029/2010JC006805.

31. Sirevaag, A., S. de la Rosa, I. Fer, M. Nicolaus, M. Tjernström, and M.G. McPhee (2011). Mixing, heat fluxes and heat content evolution of the Arctic Ocean mixed layer. Ocean Sci , 7, 335-349, doi:10.5194/os-7-335-2011.

30. Fer, I., P. Nandi, W. S. Holbrook, R. W. Schmitt, and P. Páramo, 2010. Seismic imaging of a thermohaline staircase in the Western Tropical North Atlantic, Ocean Sci., 6, 621-631, doi:10.5194/os-6-621-2010.

29. Chavanne, C. P., K. J. Heywood, K. W. Nicholls, and I. Fer, 2010. Observations of the Antarctic Slope Undercurrent in the Southeastern Weddell Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L13601, doi:10.1029/2010GL043603.

28. Seim, K. S., I. Fer, and J. Berntsen, 2010. Regional simulations of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow using a s-coordinate ocean model. Ocean Modell., 35, 31-44, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.06.002

27. Fer, I., G. Voet, K. S. Seim, B. Rudels, and K. Latarius, 2010. Intense mixing of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L02604, doi:10.1029/2009GL041924.

26. Geyer, F, I. Fer, and L. H. Smedsrud, 2010. Structure and forcing of the overflow at the Storfjorden sill and its connection to the Arctic coastal polynya in Storfjorden. Ocean Sci., 6(1), 401-411.

25. Fer, I., R. Skogseth, and F. Geyer, 2010. Internal waves and mixing in the Marginal Ice Zone near the Yermak Plateau. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 1613-1630, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4371.1.

24. Holbrook, W. S., I. Fer, and R. W. Schmitt,2009. Images of internal tides near the Norwegian continental slope Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L00D10, doi:10.1029/ 2009GL038909.

23. Fer, I., 2009. Weak vertical diffusion allows maintenance of cold halocline in the central Arctic. Atmos. Ocean. Sci. Lett., 2(3)-148-152 (chosen as research highlight).

22. Daae, K.L., I. Fer, and E.P. Abrahamsen, 2009. Mixing on the continental slope of the southern Weddell Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 114, C09018, doi:10.1029/2008JC005259.

21. Geyer, F., I. Fer, and T. Eldevik, 2009. Dense overflow from an Arctic fjord: Mean seasonal cycle, variability and wind influence. Cont. Shelf Res., 29(17), 2110–2121.

20. Sirevaag, A., and I. Fer, 2009. Early spring oceanic heat fluxes and mixing observed from drift stations north of Svalbard. J. Phys. Ocenogr., 39(12), 3049-3069.

19. Fer, I., and W.S. Holbrook, 2008. Seismic reflection methods for study of the water column. In Encylopedia of Ocean Sciences 2nd edn., Eds. J.H. Steele, K.K. Turekian, and S.A. Thorpe. Oxford, Academic Press, 351-360.

18. Fer, I., and B. Ådlandsvik, 2008. Descent and mixing of the overflow plume from Storfjord in Svalbard: An idealized numerical model study. Ocean Science, 4, 115-132.

17. Skogseth, R., L.H. Smedsrud, F. Nilsen, and I. Fer, 2008. Observations of hydrography and downflow of brine-enriched shelf water in the Storfjorden polynya, Svalbard. J. Geophys. Res., 113, C08049, doi:10.1029/2007JC004452.

16. Fer, I., K. Widell, 2007. Early spring turbulent mixing in an ice-covered Arctic fjord during transition to melting. Cont. Shelf Res. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.04.003.

15. Sundfjord, A., I. Fer, Y. Kasajima, H. Svendsen, 2007. Observations of turbulent mixing and hydrography in the Marginal Ice Zone of the Barents Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C05008, doi:10.1029/2006JC003524.

14. Fer, I. and A. Sundfjord, 2007. Observations of upper ocean boundary layer dynamics in the marginal ice zone, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C04012, doi:10.1029/2005JC003428.

13. Widell, K., I. Fer, and P.M. Haugan, 2006. Salt release from warming sea ice. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L12501, doi:10.1029/ 2006GL026262.

12. Fer, I., 2006. Scaling turbulent dissipation in an Arctic fjord. Deep-Sea Res. II. 53, 77-95.

11. Holbrook, W.S., and I. Fer, 2005. Ocean internal wave spectra inferred from seismic reflection transects. Geophys. Res. Lett., L15604, doi: 10.1029/ 2005GL023733.

10. Skogseth, R., I. Fer, and P.M. Haugan, 2005. Dense-water production and overflow from an Arctic coastal polynya in Storfjorden. In The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective, edited by H. Drange, et al., pp. 73-88, AGU Geophys. Monograph, 158.

9. Fer, I., M.G. McPhee, and A. Sirevaag, 2004. Conditional statistics of the Reynolds stress in the under-ice boundary layer. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L15311, doi:10.1029/ 2004GL020475.

8. Fer, I., R. Skogseth, and P.M. Haugan, 2004. Mixing of the Storfjorden overflow (Svalbard Archipelago) inferred from density overturns. J. Geophys. Res., 109, C01005, 10.1029/2003JC001968.

7. Fer, I., R. Skogseth, P.M. Haugan, and P. Jaccard, 2003. Observations of the Storfjorden overflow. Deep-Sea Res. I. 50(10-11), 1283-1303.

6. Fer, I., and P.M. Haugan, 2003. Dissolution from a liquid-CO2 lake disposed in the deep ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48(2), 872-883.

5. Fer, I., U. Lemmin, and S.A. Thorpe, 2002. Winter cascading of cold water in Lake Geneva. J. Geophys. Res. 107(C6), 10.1029/2001JC000828.

4. Fer, I., U. Lemmin, and S.A. Thorpe, 2002. Contribution of entrainment and vertical plumes to the winter cascading of cold shelf waters in a deep lake. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47(2), 576-580.

3. Fer, I., U. Lemmin, and S.A. Thorpe, 2001. Cascading of water down the sloping sides of a deep lake in winter. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(10), 2093-2096.

2. Fer, I., U. Lemmin, and S.A. Thorpe, 2001. Observations of mixing near the sides of a deep lake in winter. Limnol. Oceanogr., 47(2), 535-544.

1. Thorpe, S. A., U. Lemmin, C. Perrinjaquet, and I. Fer, 1999. Observations of the thermal structure of a lake using a submarine. Limnol. Oceanogr., 44(6), 1575-1582.



Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, Lake Hydrodynamics, Ph.D., 2001

Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey, Hydraulics Engineering, M.Sc., 1997

Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey, Civil Engineering, B.Sc., 1995



2008-present Professor, Geophysical Inst., Univ. of Bergen, Norway

2007-2008 Assoc. Prof., Geophysical Inst., Univ. of Bergen, Norway

2004-present Scientist, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

2002 - 2004 Post-doctoral researcher in physical oceanography, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen

2001 - 2002 Scientist at Geophysical Institute, Universtiy of Bergen

1997 -2001 Research assistant at Hydraulics Res. Lab., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

1995 –1997 Research assistant at Hydraulics Res. Lab., Tech. Univ. of Istanbul, Turkey


On Thin Ice (NICE) Role of Ocean Heat Flux in Sea Ice Melt

Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Dynamics and Mixing

Antarctic Ice Shelves and Ocean Climate: Production, Export, Dynamics and Variability of Bottom Water in the Southern Weddell Sea

Arctic Ocean Mixing

Internal hydraulic processes in an Arctic fjord