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The contribution of West Antarctic Ice Sheet melt to sea level rise is identified as the largest source of uncertainty in the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Nearly all the ice sheets in Antarctica terminate on the ice shelves (the floating extensions of the ice sheets) and ice shelf-ocean interaction is one of the most, if not the most, important scientific questions, when seeking to deliver a reliable projection of future sea-level rise. Thinning of ice shelves will reduce the restraints on the flow of grounded ice sheets upstream, thereby increasing the ice sheets’ contribution to sea-level rise. Many of the ice shelves in Antarctica have been thinning with accelerating rates, and the thinning is tightly coupled to increased oceanic heat fluxes.  Despite its importance, the dynamics governing the flow of warm water towards and into the ice shelf cavities are poorly understood and poorly represented in climate models.

I'm involved in projects aiming to quantify and better understand the oceanic heatflux towards Antarctic ice shelves. My work is mainly based on observations and focuses on the Weddell and the Amundsen Sea. 

Me and my collaborators blog about our scientific adventures here: https://skolelab.uib.no/blogg/darelius

GEOF337 and GEOF232: Responsible for fieldwork (Spring 2017)

Academic article
  • 2020. On the effect of climate trends in coastal density on deep water renewal frequency in sill fjords – a statistical approach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
  • 2020. Ice front blocking of ocean heat transport to an Antarctic ice shelf. Nature. 568-571.
  • 2020. Exceptionally warm and prolonged flow of warm deep water toward the Filchner-Ronne ice shelf in 2017. Geophysical Research Letters. 1-10.
  • 2019. Warm Circumpolar Deep Water at the Western Getz Ice Shelf Front, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters. 870-878.
  • 2019. Variability and Mixing of the Filchner Overflow Plume on the Continental Slope, Weddell Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 3-20.
  • 2018. Wind stress mediated variability of the Filchner Trough overflow, Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). 3186-3203.
  • 2018. Seasonal outflow of ISW from the Filchner Ice Shelf cavity. Geophysical Research Letters. 3577-3585.
  • 2017. Seasonal resonance of diurnal coastal trapped waves in the southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Ocean Science. 77-93.
  • 2017. Seasonal cycle of hydrography on the eastern shelf of the Filchner Trough, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 6437-6453.
  • 2017. On the effect of topography and wind on warm water inflow— An idealized study of the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf system. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 2622-2641.
  • 2017. Atlantic water flow through the Faroese Channels Bogi. Ocean Science. 873-888.
  • 2016. Volume transport and mixing of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow from one year of moored measurements. Ocean Science. 451-470.
  • 2016. Subinertial oscillations on the Amundsen Sea Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 2573-2582.
  • 2016. Seasonal resonance of diurnal continental shelf waves in the southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Ocean Science Discussions (OSD).
  • 2016. Observed vulnerability of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf to wind-driven inflow of warm deep water. Nature Communications.
  • 2016. Observations of energetic turbulence on the Weddell Sea continental slope. Geophysical Research Letters. 760-766.
  • 2016. Gravity currents down canyons: effects of rotation. Ocean Dynamics. 1353-1378.
  • 2015. On the modulation of the periodicity of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow instabilities. Ocean Science. 855-871.
  • 2014. On the seasonal signal of the Filchner overflow, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 1230-1243.
  • 2014. Interaction of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow with Iceland Basin intermediate waters. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Biogeosciences. 228-240.
  • 2014. Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 5797-5814.
  • 2014. Baroclinic instability of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 2698-2717.
  • 2013. Observations of barotropic oscillations and their influence on mixing in the Faroe bank channel overflow region. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 1525-1532.
  • 2013. Low-frequency variability on the continental slope of the southern Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 4256-4272.
  • 2011. Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Mesoscale Variability. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 2137-2154.
  • 2009. Structure and variability of the Filchner overflow plume. Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography. 446-464.
  • 2008. Topographic steering of dense overflows: Laboratory experiments with V-shaped ridges and canyons. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 1021-1034.
  • 2008. Laboratory observations of enhanced entrainment in dense overflows in the presence of submarine canyons and ridges. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 737-750.
  • 2007. Downward flow of dense water leaning on a submarine ridge. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 1173-1188.
Lecture
  • 2019. Fra kaldt til Varmt: Norsk Antarktisk forskning i Weddell havet, Antarktis.
  • 2019. Controls on warm water flow into ice shelf cavities.
  • 2016. Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea: one year of moored measurements.
  • 2015. The worlds longest time series in Antarctic Waters - and still no News?
  • 2015. Antarctic bottom water - from the Weddell Sea to a rotating table in Grenoble.
  • 2014. Naturfag i boks: Hav, klimat och densitet.
  • 2014. Naturfag i boks: Hav, klimat och densitet.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2017. Melting ice and warm water in Antarctica.
  • 2017. Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis: thermohalin cirkulation.
  • 2017. Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis: havet är salt!
  • 2015. Antarktis - pingviner och kallt vatten.
  • 2014. Naturfag i boks: Hav, klimat och densitet.
  • 2013. Is, pingviner och en massa kallt vatten: Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis.
  • 2013. Antarktis: is, pingviner och en massa kallt vatten.
  • 2011. Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis: Vad gör en forskare?
  • 2007. Antarktis - pingviner och kallt vatten.
  • 2005. Antarctic Bottom Water Formation and the Ficlhner Overflow Plume.
Academic lecture
  • 2020. Necessary Conditions for Warm Inflow Towards the Filchner​ Ice Shelf, Weddell Sea.
  • 2020. Dynamics of a barotropic current at an ice shelf front.
  • 2018. Warm water circulation toward Antarctic ice shelves: an experimental approach.
  • 2018. Warm Circumpolar Deep Water at the western Getz Ice shelf, Antarctica .
  • 2018. Variability and mixing of the Filchner overflow plume on the continental slope, Weddell Sea.
  • 2018. Topographic barriers controlling Antarctic ice shelf melt – Experiments on the Coriolis platform at LEGI, Grenoble.
  • 2018. TOBACO: TOPOGRAPHIC BARRIERS CONTROLLING WARM WATER INFLOW AND ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MELTING .
  • 2018. Dynamic Barriers Preventing Flow of Warm Ocean Currents into Ice Shelf Cavities.
  • 2018. Circulation and melting beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf.
  • 2017. Inflow of ‘’Warm’’ Water towards the Filchner Ice Shelf .
  • 2016. Smältande isbremer og varmt vann: Amundsenhavet vs Weddell havet .
  • 2016. Dynamics and variability of warm circumpolar deep water exchange with the Antarctic shelf and a deep coastal trough- an idealized model study.
  • 2015. Observations of warm water at the Filchner Ice Shelf front.
  • 2014. The Filchner Overflow - from an ice shelf cavity to the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
  • 2014. Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
  • 2014. Circulation in the Filchner Depression and the seasonality of the Filchner outflow, Antarctica.
  • 2014. Circulation and hydrography in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea Antarctica.
  • 2014. Bottom water formation in the southern Weddell Sea - from an ice shelf cavity to the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
  • 2013. The Filchner Overflow - past, present and future observations.
  • 2013. Observing mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel overflow with gliders.
  • 2013. Observations of water mass interaction and mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel overflow.
  • 2013. Observations of water mass interaction and mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel overflow.
  • 2013. Observations of Barotropic Oscillations and theri Influence on Mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.
  • 2013. Antarktis: is, pingviner och en massa kallt vatten.
  • 2012. Observations of mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.
  • 2012. Low-frequency variability on the continental slope of the Weddell Sea.
  • 2012. Ice shelves and bottom water formation in the Weddell Sea: from historic current meter measurements to climate change.
  • 2012. Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Mesoscale variability.
  • 2012. Faroe Bank Channel Overflow Mixing Experiment.
  • 2011. Long term variations of the Ice Shelf Water in the Southern Weddell Sea.
  • 2010. FBC news.
  • 2010. "Nordic heat" -processes constraining the Nordic Seas" role in climate.
  • 2008. Filchner Overflow: Topographic steering and oscillations.
  • 2008. Dense overflows, small-scale topography, and large-scale models.
  • 2007. Topographic steering of dense overflow plumes by canons and ridges.
  • 2007. On the influence of small-scale topography on dense overflow plumes.
  • 2006. Topographic steering - a lab demonstration.
  • 2006. Topographic Steering of the Filchner Overflow Plume.
  • 2006. Topographic Steering of the Filchner Overflow - in lab, theory and reality.
  • 2006. Topographic Steering of Overflows - in lab and theory.
  • 2006. Topographic Steering of Overflow Plumes - in theory and laborator.
  • 2006. The Filchner Overflow - in lab, theory and reality.
  • 2005. Variability of the Filchner Overflow plume.
  • 2005. Variability of the Filchner Overflow Plume.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 2003. Circulation and Water Mass Formation in an Arctic Fjord.
Popular scientific article
  • 2015. Havets hemmeligheter. Bergens Tidende. 14-15.
  • 2014. Antarktis: inlandsis, shelf is och stigande havsnivå. Naturen.
  • 2006. Det stora blå. AKA.
Feature article
  • 2005. Ovädren blir kraftigare när världen blir varmare. Svenska dagbladet.
  • 2005. Antarktis ger liv åt världshaven. Svenska dagbladet.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2018. Exchange of water masses between the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf and the deep ocean.
  • 2007. On the influence of small-scale topography on dense overflow plumes, with a special focus on the Filchner Overflow Plume.
Interview
  • 2020. I Nature!
  • 2020. Denne fjorden lider av oksygenmangel.
  • 2020. Denne fjorden lider av oksygenmangel.
  • 2019. Nansens minnesföreläsning.
  • 2018. Elins forskning ger ny kunskap om havet.
  • 2016. Varme havstrømmer smelter Antarktis.
  • 2016. Hon vill sprida kunnskap för att stoppa klimathotet.
  • 2016. Fant varmt vann i Antarktis.
  • 2015. Me trekkjer not i forskingas teneste.
  • 2015. Barnas Turlag i Bergen tek ungane med til fjøresteinane for å gjera marinbiologar av dei.
  • 2014. Oceanografi konferens på Hawaii.
  • 2014. Intervju i samband med finansiering av projektet "WARM - Inflow of Warm Deep Water on the Antarctic Continental Shelves" från Fripro.
  • 2013. Med forskningsbåt till Färöarna.
  • 2013. Intervju i samband med populärvetenskalpligt föredrag om Antarktis.
  • 2007. Elin Darelius blir doktor i havmiljö.
Programme management
  • 2019. Kronprinsen på tokt til Antarktis.
Programme participation
  • 2017. Denne koppen har vært på 5000 meters dyp.
  • 2017. Denne koppen har vært på 5000 meters dyp.
  • 2013. Vad har hänt i helgen?
Poster
  • 2020. Dynamics of a barotropic current at an ice shelf front.
  • 2019. Seasonality of the water mass characteristics and circulation in the Filchner Trough region, Weddell Sea.
  • 2019. On the inflow of warm water towards Getz Ice Shelf, West Antarctica.
  • 2019. Idealized studies of warm water intrusion into Antarctic Ice Shelf Cavities.
  • 2019. Idealized modelling of processes at an ice shelf front.
  • 2019. APRES observations from the Fimbul ice shelf, East Antarctica.
  • 2018. Water Masses Circulation and Transformation in the Southern Weddell Sea.
  • 2018. Warm Circumpolar Deep Water at the western Getz Ice shelf, Antarctica .
  • 2018. Topographic controls on warm water intrusion into Antarctic ice shelf cavities —Results from Laboratory Experiments.
  • 2018. Topographic control on flow of warm water towards the Antarctic ice shelves.
  • 2018. Topographic barriers and warm ocean currents controlling Antarctic ice shelf melting.
  • 2018. Idealized modelling of warm water intrusion into Antarctic ice shelf cavities.
  • 2017. Wind-driven control of monthly scale circulation in the southern Weddell Sea.
  • 2017. Seasonal outflow of Ice Shelf Water across the Filchner Ice Shelf front.
  • 2015. Seasonal resonance in the diurnal frequency band on the continental slope in the southern Weddell Sea: Do shelf waves enhance tidal eddy kinetic energy? .
  • 2015. Observations of Modified Warm Water at the Filchner Ice Shelf Front.
  • 2015. Long-term observing system for the oceanic regime of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
  • 2015. Interaction of the Weddell Sea continental shelf, with the Antarctic coastal current and the Antarctic slope front - an idealized model study.
  • 2015. Interaction of the Weddell Sea continental shelf, with the Antarctic coastal current and the Antarctic slope front.
  • 2014. The Filchner overflow region, southern Weddell Sea - diurnal oscillations and a new circulation scheme .
  • 2014. The Filchner Overflow region, Southern Weddell Sea.
  • 2014. The Faroe Bank Channel overflow in one year of continuous current and hydrographic measurements.
  • 2014. Oscillation of the ice shelf water plume on the continental shelf of the southern Weddell Sea.
  • 2014. Baroclinic Instability of the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow .
  • 2013. Hydrography and currents in the Filchner Depression: preliminary results from the 2013 field campaign.
  • 2011. Mesoscale variability of the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.
  • 2007. Topographic steering of dense overflows by ridges and canyons.
  • 2007. Topographic steering of dense overflow plumes by canyons and ridges.
  • 2003. Billefjorden - an arctic fjord.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • 2020. Från kallt till varmt - norsk oceanografisk forskning i Weddelhavet, Antarktis . 293-303.
Website (informational material)
  • 2017. På tokt i Antarktis.
  • 2016. På tokt i Antarktis.

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TOBACO: Topographic Barriers Controlling Warm Water Inflow and Antarctic Ice Shelf Melting (NFR)

LoTUS - WEDDELL: Installation and testing of autonomous bottom temperature recording buoys on the continental shelf in the Weddell Sea (UiB)

WARM: Inflow of Warm Deep Water onto the Antarctic Continental Shelves (NFR)

FRIS-OBS: Observing the sub-ice shelf circulation and the outflow of dense Ice Shelf Water from the Filchner-Ronne Ice shelf (NFR)

Topographic barriers and warm ocean currents controllingAntarctic ice shelf melting (EU - Hydralab+)

 

 

 

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