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Ailin Brakstad

Head Engineer, physical oceanography
  • E-mailAilin.Brakstad@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 70
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am an ocean glider engineer in NorGliders (Norwegian National Facility for Ocean Gliders), which operates a fleet of 12 underwater autonomous gliders. My work involves technical tasks and research related to our glider activity. 

My research focuses on the northern limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and the Nordic Seas climate system. In particular, I am interested in the pathways and processes transforming warm Atlantic Water flowing into the Nordic Seas into dense overflow waters.

L. H. Smedsrud, M. Muilwijk, A. Brakstad, and 14 other co-authors, 2022. 'Nordic Seas Heat Loss, Atlantic Inflow, and Arctic Sea Ice cover over the last century'. Reviews of Geophysics 60 (1)

A. Bretones, K. H. Nisancioglu, M. F. Jensen, A. Brakstad, and S. Yang, 2022. 'Transient Increase in Arctic Deep-Water Formation and Ocean Circulation under Sea Ice Retreat'. Journal of Climate 35 (1), 109-124

J. Huang, R.S. Pickart, R.X. Huang, P. Lin, A. Brakstad, and F. Xu, 2020. 'Sources and upstream pathways of the densest overflow water in the Nordic Seas'. Nature Communications 11 (1), 1-9

N.C. Stenseth and 16 other co-authors including A. Brakstad, 2020. 'Attuning to a changing ocean'. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 177 (34), 20363-20371

I.A. Renfrew and 65 other co-authors including A. Brakstad, 2019. 'The Iceland Greenland Seas Project'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 100 (9), 1795-1817

A. Brakstad, K. Våge, L. Håvik, and G.W.K. Moore, 2019. 'Water mass transformation in the Greenland Sea during the period 1986-2016'. Journal of Physical Oceanography 49 (1), 121-140

S.K. Lauvset, A. Brakstad, K. Våge, A. Olsen, E. Jeansson, and K.A. Mork, 2018. 'Continued warming, salinification and oxygenation of the Greenland Sea gyre'. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 70 (1), 1-9