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  • Precipitation in Ethiopia
  • Precipitation in the Indian monsoon region
  • Moisture transport analysis with the Lagrangian trajectory model FLEXPART
  • Snow in the Himalayas

Articles

This contains only articles in English, for a complete list, see my Norwegian page. Articles in English written for the Bjerknes Centre are found here.

Ellen Viste (2015): Picking spruce for the Sahel. Translated from an essay in the newspaper Aftenposten (in Norwegian).

Ellen Viste (2015): Chasing the strongest winds.

Talks

This contains only talks in English, for a complete list, see my Norwegian page. 

The weather in Bergen: Could it be worse? 
Presentation for the INN Club at the Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, February 2016.

The weather in Bergen: How bad is it really? 
Event for international students and employees at the UiB, September 2015.
Content: Why does it rain, why does it rain som much in Norway, how does this compare to other places in the world, and does the year 2015 differ from previous years? And some words about the author Ludvig Holberg's vies of the rain in Bergent.

Rain
At the multidisciplinary symposium The Rising Ocean: The Pacific Islands and Global Climate Change, May 2015, a multidisciplinary symposium in connection with the dance performance Moana: The Rising of the Sea, May 2015.
Content: Precipitation in the Pacific, using William Somerset Maughams' short-story Rain as a frame.

 

 

Spring 2010 and 2012: GEOF120 - Meteorology
Bergen Summer Research School 2016: Climate change and water

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2017). Skillful prediction of northern climate provided by the ocean. Nature Communications. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Seasonal predictability of Kiremt rainfall in coupled general circulation models. Environmental Research Letters.
  • Show author(s) (2016). The El Niño effect on Ethiopian summer rainfall. Climate Dynamics. 1-19.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Forecasting India's water future. EOS. 14-18.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Snowfall in the Himalayas: an uncertain future from a little-known past . The Cryosphere Discussions. 441- 493.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Snowfall in the Himalayas: An uncertain future from a little-known past. The Cryosphere. 1147-1167.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The effect of moisture transport variability on Ethiopian summer precipitation. International Journal of Climatology. 3106-3123.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Recent drought and precipitation tendencies in Ethiopia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 535-551.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Moisture transport into the Ethiopian highlands. International Journal of Climatology. 249-263.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Moisture transport into the Ethiopian highlands. International Journal of Climatology.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2013). Ekstremvær.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2015). The Influence of Snow and Ice Changes on Water Resources in Himalaya.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Monsoon low-pressure systems - the precipitation response to atmospheric warming.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) (2013). De sier vi er så ulike. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2010). Klima for selvbedrag og paradokser. Prosa - tidsskrift for skribenter. 28-31.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2016). Forecasting India's water future. EOS.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Wilson Alwyn Bentley viste at ingen snøkrystaller er like. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Vi kan ikke stoppe stormene, men vi kan flytte folkene. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Vestlandsregnet - blir det våtere enn før? Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Verdens breer krymper - vi har hovedansvaret. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Supervinden. To Grader.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Idéen som ikke vokste. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Show author(s) (2015). California: tørt, tørrere, tørrest. To Grader.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Værmeldinger varsler sykdom. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Klimaendringene gjorde det hett. To Grader.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Høytrykk gir værtrøbbel. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Global oppvarming gir mer ekstremt regnvær. 2grader C. 24-25.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Etiopia: Livsviktig sesongvarsling. To Grader.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Dårlig hukommelse for vær. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Show author(s) (2014). "Skyldes uværet klimaendringene?". Aftenposten Viten.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2007). Ikke lag klimahysteri! Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2012). Moisture transport and precipitation in Ethiopia.
Interview
  • Show author(s) (2013). To grader. Veien til Klimakunnskap.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Dobbelt så mye regn på 600 meter.
Programme management
  • Show author(s) (2019). Surfing, oljesøl og torskeyngel.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Blir klimaet bedre om vi snakker norsk?
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) (2011). Abels tårn.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2015). Present and future snowfall in the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra Basins.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Estimating snowfall from temperature and precipitation in data-limited Himalayan watersheds.
Popular scientific book
  • Show author(s) (2007). Himmel og Hav. Om klimaendringer i Norge og verden. Schibsted forlagene.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Værårboken 2006. Schibsted Forlag.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Værårboken 2005. Schibsted Forlag.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • Show author(s) (2009). Snømannen. 98-104.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Regnbueregle. 77-85.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Himmelens fargelek. 64-75.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Det gåtefulle nordlyset. 86-89.
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) (2019). Oppdager Polhavet med flygende feltassistent.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Seeing the Arctic from two sides of the world.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Istidstur over en hvalskrott.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2010). Malaria på nye jaktmarker: Klimaendringer og malaria. Bærekraftig helse - Tidsskrift for Norsk Nettverk for Klima og Helse. 6-8.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Articles

S. Gleixner, N. Keenlyside, T. Demissie og E. Viste (2017): Seasonal predictability of Kiremt rainfall in CGCMsEnv. Res. Let., DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa8cfa

M. Årthun, T. Eldevik, E. Viste, H. Drange, T. Furevik, H.L. Johnson og N. Keenlyside (2017): Skillful prediction of northern climate provided by the oceanNature Comm. 8, 15875. doi:10.1038/ncomms15875

S. GleixnerN. KeenlysideE. Viste og D. Korecha (2016): The El Niño effect on Ethiopian rainfallClimate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3421-z.

M.d.S. MesquitaV. VeldoreL. LiR. KrishnanY. OrsoliniR. SenanM.V.S. Ramarao og E. Viste (2016): Forecasting India's water futureEos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO049099.

E. Viste og A. Sorteberg (2015): Snowfall in the Himalayas: an uncertain
future from a little-known past. The Cryosphere, 9, 1147-1167.

E. Viste, D. Korecha and A. Sorteberg (2012): Recent drought and precipitation tendencies in Ethiopia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-012-0746-3. 

E. Viste and A. Sorteberg (2012): The effect of moisture transport variability on Ethiopian summer precipitation. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3566.

E. Viste and A. Sorteberg (2011): Moisture transport into the Ethiopian highlands. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3409.

Theses

E. Viste (2012): Moisture transport and precipitation in Ethiopia. PhD thesis, University of Bergen.

E. Viste (1998): Nedbørfordeling og akkumulasjon på Brøggerhalvøya, Spitsbergen (Distribution and accumulation of precipitation on Brøggerhalvøya, Spitsbergen; in Norwegian). MSc thesis, University of Bergen and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

Education

  • 2012: PhD in meteorology, University of Bergen, with the thesis Moisture transport and precipitation in Ethiopia.
  • 1998: MSc in meteorology, University of Bergen and the University Center on Svalbard (UNIS), with the thesis Precipitation and accumulation on Brøggerhalvøya, Spitsbergen (in Norw.)

Employment

  • 2017-present: Adviser, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.
  • 2011-2016: Researcher/Postdoc, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.
  • 2007-2011: PhD candidate, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.
  • 1999-2007: Meteorologist and business developer, Storm Weather Center (now StormGeo).

Science writing

I have been writing leisurely about weather and climate for 20 years. See Formidling (in Norwegian) for a full overview of completed popular science projects.

Research groups