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Ailin Brakstad

Head Engineer, physical oceanography

My work 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.

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