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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
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Necessary Conditions for Warm Inflow Toward the Filchner Ice Shelf, Weddell Sea. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Ice front blocking of ocean heat transport to an Antarctic ice shelf. Nature. 568-571.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Exceptionally warm and prolonged flow of warm deep water toward the Filchner-Ronne ice shelf in 2017. Geophysical Research Letters. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Warm Circumpolar Deep Water at the Western Getz Ice Shelf Front, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters. 870-878.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Variability and Mixing of the Filchner Overflow Plume on the Continental Slope, Weddell Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 3-20.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Wind stress mediated variability of the Filchner Trough overflow, Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). 3186-3203.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Seasonal outflow of ISW from the Filchner Ice Shelf cavity. Geophysical Research Letters. 3577-3585.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Seasonal resonance of diurnal coastal trapped waves in the southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Ocean Science. 77-93.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Seasonal cycle of hydrography on the eastern shelf of the Filchner Trough, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 6437-6453.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Atlantic water flow through the Faroese Channels Bogi. Ocean Science. 873-888.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Volume transport and mixing of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow from one year of moored measurements. Ocean Science. 451-470.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Subinertial oscillations on the Amundsen Sea Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 2573-2582.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Seasonal resonance of diurnal continental shelf waves in the southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Ocean Science Discussions (OSD).
  • Show author(s) 2016. Observed vulnerability of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf to wind-driven inflow of warm deep water. Nature Communications.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Observations of energetic turbulence on the Weddell Sea continental slope. Geophysical Research Letters. 760-766.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Gravity currents down canyons: effects of rotation. Ocean Dynamics. 1353-1378.
  • Show author(s) 2015. On the modulation of the periodicity of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow instabilities. Ocean Science. 855-871.
  • Show author(s) 2014. On the seasonal signal of the Filchner overflow, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 1230-1243.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Interaction of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow with Iceland Basin intermediate waters. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Biogeosciences. 228-240.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 5797-5814.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Baroclinic instability of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 2698-2717.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Observations of barotropic oscillations and their influence on mixing in the Faroe bank channel overflow region. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 1525-1532.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Low-frequency variability on the continental slope of the southern Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 4256-4272.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Mesoscale Variability. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 2137-2154.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Structure and variability of the Filchner overflow plume. Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography. 446-464.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Topographic steering of dense overflows: Laboratory experiments with V-shaped ridges and canyons. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 1021-1034.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Downward flow of dense water leaning on a submarine ridge. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 1173-1188.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2021. Vippepunkter i klimasystemet. .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. Fra kaldt til Varmt: Norsk Antarktisk forskning i Weddell havet, Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Controls on warm water flow into ice shelf cavities.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea: one year of moored measurements.
  • Show author(s) 2015. The worlds longest time series in Antarctic Waters - and still no News?
  • Show author(s) 2015. Antarctic bottom water - from the Weddell Sea to a rotating table in Grenoble.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Naturfag i boks: Hav, klimat och densitet.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Naturfag i boks: Hav, klimat och densitet.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. Ninja goes South: an outreach project involving school children, public libraries and climate scientists.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Melting ice and warm water in Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis: thermohalin cirkulation.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis: havet är salt!
  • Show author(s) 2015. Antarktis - pingviner och kallt vatten.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Naturfag i boks: Hav, klimat och densitet.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Is, pingviner och en massa kallt vatten: Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Antarktis: is, pingviner och en massa kallt vatten.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Med forskningsbåt till Antarktis: Vad gör en forskare?
  • Show author(s) 2007. Antarktis - pingviner och kallt vatten.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Antarctic Bottom Water Formation and the Ficlhner Overflow Plume.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. Warm water and melting ice shelves in Antarctica – from the continental slope to the ice shelf front.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Norwegian fjords and climate change.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Drivers of intermittent reduction in ocean heat transport into the Getz Ice Shelf cavity.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Necessary Conditions for Warm Inflow Towards the Filchner​ Ice Shelf, Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Dynamics of a barotropic current at an ice shelf front.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Warm water circulation toward Antarctic ice shelves: an experimental approach.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Warm Circumpolar Deep Water at the western Getz Ice shelf, Antarctica .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Variability and mixing of the Filchner overflow plume on the continental slope, Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Topographic barriers controlling Antarctic ice shelf melt – Experiments on the Coriolis platform at LEGI, Grenoble.
  • Show author(s) 2018. TOBACO: TOPOGRAPHIC BARRIERS CONTROLLING WARM WATER INFLOW AND ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MELTING .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Dynamic Barriers Preventing Flow of Warm Ocean Currents into Ice Shelf Cavities.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Circulation and melting beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Inflow of ‘’Warm’’ Water towards the Filchner Ice Shelf .
  • Show author(s) 2016. Smältande isbremer og varmt vann: Amundsenhavet vs Weddell havet .
  • Show author(s) 2016. Dynamics and variability of warm circumpolar deep water exchange with the Antarctic shelf and a deep coastal trough- an idealized model study.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Observations of warm water at the Filchner Ice Shelf front.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Filchner Overflow - from an ice shelf cavity to the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Hydrography and circulation in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Circulation in the Filchner Depression and the seasonality of the Filchner outflow, Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Circulation and hydrography in the Filchner Depression, Weddell Sea Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Bottom water formation in the southern Weddell Sea - from an ice shelf cavity to the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Filchner Overflow - past, present and future observations.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Observing mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel overflow with gliders.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Observations of water mass interaction and mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel overflow.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Observations of water mass interaction and mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel overflow.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Observations of Barotropic Oscillations and theri Influence on Mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Antarktis: is, pingviner och en massa kallt vatten.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Observations of mixing in the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Low-frequency variability on the continental slope of the Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Ice shelves and bottom water formation in the Weddell Sea: from historic current meter measurements to climate change.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Faroe Bank Channel Overflow: Mesoscale variability.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Faroe Bank Channel Overflow Mixing Experiment.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Long term variations of the Ice Shelf Water in the Southern Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2010. FBC news.
  • Show author(s) 2010. "Nordic heat" -processes constraining the Nordic Seas" role in climate.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Filchner Overflow: Topographic steering and oscillations.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Dense overflows, small-scale topography, and large-scale models.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Topographic steering of dense overflow plumes by canons and ridges.
  • Show author(s) 2007. On the influence of small-scale topography on dense overflow plumes.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Topographic steering - a lab demonstration.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Topographic Steering of the Filchner Overflow Plume.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Topographic Steering of the Filchner Overflow - in lab, theory and reality.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Topographic Steering of Overflows - in lab and theory.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Topographic Steering of Overflow Plumes - in theory and laborator.
  • Show author(s) 2006. The Filchner Overflow - in lab, theory and reality.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Variability of the Filchner Overflow plume.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Variability of the Filchner Overflow Plume.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) 2003. Circulation and Water Mass Formation in an Arctic Fjord.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Are Warm Ocean Currents Melting the Ice in Antarctica? Frontiers for Young Minds.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Havets hemmeligheter. Bergens Tidende. 14-15.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Antarktis: inlandsis, shelf is och stigande havsnivå. Naturen.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Det stora blå. AKA.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2005. Ovädren blir kraftigare när världen blir varmare. Svenska dagbladet.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Antarktis ger liv åt världshaven. Svenska dagbladet.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2018. Exchange of water masses between the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf and the deep ocean.
  • Show author(s) 2007. On the influence of small-scale topography on dense overflow plumes, with a special focus on the Filchner Overflow Plume.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2021. Vestantarktis ustabile isbremmer.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Lego Ninja rekrutterer selar til forskningsprosjekt.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Lego Ninja lærer om ulike typar is.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Lego Ninja lærer om fisk som lever under isen.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Lego Ninja er med til Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Interview about the iceberg A74.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Det foregår noe skummelt i flere av fjordene våre. Bli med nedover i dypet.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Antarctique, carnet de bord d’un océanographe, episode 6.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Antarctique, carnet de bord d’un océanographe.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Sea Change.
  • Show author(s) 2020. I Nature!
  • Show author(s) 2020. Denne fjorden lider av oksygenmangel.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Denne fjorden lider av oksygenmangel.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Nansens minnesföreläsning.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Elins forskning ger ny kunskap om havet.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Varme havstrømmer smelter Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hon vill sprida kunnskap för att stoppa klimathotet.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Fant varmt vann i Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Me trekkjer not i forskingas teneste.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Barnas Turlag i Bergen tek ungane med til fjøresteinane for å gjera marinbiologar av dei.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Oceanografi konferens på Hawaii.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Intervju i samband med finansiering av projektet "WARM - Inflow of Warm Deep Water on the Antarctic Continental Shelves" från Fripro.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Med forskningsbåt till Färöarna.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Intervju i samband med populärvetenskalpligt föredrag om Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Elin Darelius blir doktor i havmiljö.
Documentary
  • Show author(s) 2021. Ninja goes south - a photo novel.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Five blogposts on ”Innefrossen i polhavet” at www.blogg.forskning.no/blogg-innefrosset-i-polhavet/: 16/2: Hilsen fra sytti grader sør, 19/2: En god morgen å lete etter oransje bøyer på 23/2: Ein legoninja rekrutterar seler til overvåkningsarbete, 17/3 Et besøk til en ny «Grand canyon», 26/3: Kvifor er det brune flekker på isen.
Programme management
  • Show author(s) 2019. Kronprinsen på tokt til Antarktis.
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) 2017. Denne koppen har vært på 5000 meters dyp.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Denne koppen har vært på 5000 meters dyp.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Vad har hänt i helgen?
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2020. Dynamics of a barotropic current at an ice shelf front.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Seasonality of the water mass characteristics and circulation in the Filchner Trough region, Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2019. On the inflow of warm water towards Getz Ice Shelf, West Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Idealized studies of warm water intrusion into Antarctic Ice Shelf Cavities.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Idealized modelling of processes at an ice shelf front.
  • Show author(s) 2019. APRES observations from the Fimbul ice shelf, East Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Water Masses Circulation and Transformation in the Southern Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Warm Circumpolar Deep Water at the western Getz Ice shelf, Antarctica .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Topographic controls on warm water intrusion into Antarctic ice shelf cavities —Results from Laboratory Experiments.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Topographic control on flow of warm water towards the Antarctic ice shelves.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Topographic barriers and warm ocean currents controlling Antarctic ice shelf melting.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Idealized modelling of warm water intrusion into Antarctic ice shelf cavities.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Wind-driven control of monthly scale circulation in the southern Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Seasonal outflow of Ice Shelf Water across the Filchner Ice Shelf front.
  • Show author(s) 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? .
  • Show author(s) 2015. Observations of Modified Warm Water at the Filchner Ice Shelf Front.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Long-term observing system for the oceanic regime of Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Interaction of the Weddell Sea continental shelf, with the Antarctic coastal current and the Antarctic slope front - an idealized model study.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Interaction of the Weddell Sea continental shelf, with the Antarctic coastal current and the Antarctic slope front.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Filchner overflow region, southern Weddell Sea - diurnal oscillations and a new circulation scheme .
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Filchner Overflow region, Southern Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Faroe Bank Channel overflow in one year of continuous current and hydrographic measurements.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Oscillation of the ice shelf water plume on the continental shelf of the southern Weddell Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Baroclinic Instability of the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow .
  • Show author(s) 2013. Hydrography and currents in the Filchner Depression: preliminary results from the 2013 field campaign.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Mesoscale variability of the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Topographic steering of dense overflows by ridges and canyons.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Topographic steering of dense overflow plumes by canyons and ridges.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Billefjorden - an arctic fjord.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Från kallt till varmt - norsk oceanografisk forskning i Weddelhavet, Antarktis . 293-303.
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) 2017. På tokt i Antarktis.
  • Show author(s) 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+)

 

 

 

Research groups