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Climate dynamics, paleoclimate, and climate modelling.

Interdisciplinary research in Earth Sciences focused on understanding the dynamics of past climate change on a wide range of timescales, including tectonic, orbital and millennial, by using a hierarchy of climate and ice sheet models combined with marine and terrestrial proxy data. 

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Causes of Climate Change

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/causes-of-climate-change/

Online course offereded through Future Learn first offerede 21st of September 2015

 

Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

www.uib.no/rs/acdc

A yearly summer school offered to advanced PhD candidates and early career scientists focusing on current topics relating to climate dynamics and interdisciplinary research within paleoclimate.

ACDC2014: "The Dynamics of the Greenland Ice sheet", Arctic Station, Disko Island, West Greenland

ACDC2013: "The Dynamics of the last Deglaciation", Nyksund, Vesterålen, northern Norway.

ACDC2012: "Landscapes and Climate", Snøheim, Dovre, Norway.

ACDC2011: "Dynamics of Past Warm Climates", Friday Harbor, Washington State, USA.

ACDC2010: "Ice-Ocean Interactions", MIT FabLab, Lyngen, northern Norway.

ACDC2009: "Understanding the basic state, variability, forcing and stability of the Ocean overturning circulation in the past, present and future", Espegrend Marine Research Station, Bergen, Norway.

The summer schools are supported by SiU and ResClim.

  • 2020. Topological Constraints by the Greenland–Scotland Ridge on AMOC and Climate. Journal of Climate.
  • 2020. The role of subglacial hydrology in ice streams with elevated geothermal heat flux. Journal of Glaciology. 1-10.
  • 2020. The ICELEARNING project - Artificial Intelligence techniques for ice core analyses.
  • 2020. SnowHow.
  • 2020. SDG213 Climate Action - Causes and Consequences of Climate Change .
  • 2020. Quantifying Dynamical Proxy Potential Through Shared Adjustment Physics in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans.
  • 2020. Present day Jakobshavn Isbræ close to the Holocene minimum extent. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • 2020. Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from  ∼ 3 million years ago. Climate of the Past.
  • 2020. Large-scale features of Last Interglacial climate: Results from evaluating the lig127k simulations for CMIP6-PMIP4. Climate of the Past Discussions.
  • 2020. Klimaforskere: – Fra nå vil norske utslipp bare synke.
  • 2020. Hun elsket kjøttdeig, plastposer og shopping. Slik fikk hun familien på fem til å leve mer miljøvennlig.
  • 2020. Global Cenozoic Paleobathymetry with a focus on the Northern Hemisphere Oceanic Gateways. 126-143.
  • 2020. Geometric Controls of Fjord Glacier Dynamics.
  • 2020. Forskere deler sine klimabekymringer – Når isen beveger seg, er den ustoppelig.
  • 2020. Exceptionally high heat flux needed to sustain the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. The Cryosphere. 841-854.
  • 2020. Changing sea ice in the Nordic Seas and its effect on water mass transformation.
  • 2020. A return to large-scale features of Pliocene climate: the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2. Climate of the Past Discussions.
  • 2020. A return to large-scale features of Pliocene climate: the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2. Climate of the Past.
  • 2019. Vi burde trekke oss tilbake fra kysten.
  • 2019. Unge forskere strømmer til "klimalaboratoriet" Svalbard. Men engasjementet gjenspeiles ikke blant beslutningstakerne.
  • 2019. Unforced Oscillations in Sea Ice.
  • 2019. Topological constraints by the Greenland-Scotland Ridge on AMOC and climate.
  • 2019. Topological constraints by the Greenland-Scotland Ridge on AMOC and climate.
  • 2019. Togradersmålet vs åttegradersrealiteten på Svalbard.
  • 2019. The impact of vertical mixing on glacial ocean circulation and sea ice.
  • 2019. The impact of H-events on the structure of DO-stadials.
  • 2019. The dynamics of abrupt climate changes during the last glacial cycle.
  • 2019. The MAGPIE Project: Magnetotelluric Analysis of Greenland and Postglacial Isostatic Evolution .
  • 2019. The Dynamics of DO-events.
  • 2019. The Dynamics of DO-events.
  • 2019. The Dynamics of DO-events.
  • 2019. The Dynamics of Abrupt Climate Change.
  • 2019. The Climate of an Ice Free Arctic.
  • 2019. Simulation of the Eemian Greenland ice sheet.
  • 2019. Sensitivity of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream to Geothermal Heat. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Earth Surface. 14 pages.
  • 2019. Reisebyrå: Grønland-interessen tar av.
  • 2019. Magnetotelluric constraints on upper mantle viscosity structure and basal melt beneath the Greenland ice sheet.
  • 2019. Lyden av is.
  • 2019. Large changes in sea ice triggered by small changes in Atlantic Water temperature.
  • 2019. Investigating mechanisms connected to the warming signal in Greenland ice cores using model simulations.
  • 2019. Intermediate water in the Nordic Seas during Greenland Stadials.
  • 2019. Initiating the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream with Geothermal Heat.
  • 2019. How the Greenland-Scotland Ridge shapes the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and Northern Hemisphere climate.
  • 2019. Holocene retreat of Jakobshavn Isbræ .
  • 2019. Havet stiger - flere nasjoner er i ferd med å forsvinne.
  • 2019. Greenland and Nordic Seas/Arctic Variability.
  • 2019. From Evidence to Action: Moving Knowledge to Policy & Practice.
  • 2019. Fra værvarslingsmodeller til klimaforskernes krystallkule.
  • 2019. Farlig svette: Hetebølge gir smelterekord på Grønland.
  • 2019. Exploring the impact of the rise of Greenland-Scotland Ridge on ocean circulation and climate.
  • 2019. Exceptionally high Geothermal heat flux needed to sustain the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream.
  • 2019. Exceptionally High Geothermal Heat Flux Needed to Sustain the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. The Cryosphere Discussions.
  • 2019. Equilibrium simulations of Marine Isotope Stage 3 climate. Climate of the Past. 1133-1151.
  • 2019. Eemian Greenland ice sheet simulated with a higher-order model shows strong sensitivity to surface mass balance forcing. The Cryosphere. 2133-2148.
  • 2019. Eemian Greenland ice sheet simulated with a higher-order model shows strong sensitivity to SMB forcing.
  • 2019. ERC Synergy Project ice2ice.
  • 2019. Dynamics of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream: the role of geothermal heat and subglacial hydrology.
  • 2019. Dynamical sequence of ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice changes during an abrupt stadial-to-interstadial climate transition.
  • 2019. Consistent fluctuations in intermediate water temperature off the coast of Greenland and Norway during Dansgaard-Oeschger events. Quaternary Science Reviews. 16 pages.
  • 2019. Bipolar Synchronicity: Global Atmosphere and Ocean Teleconnections during Dansgaard-Oeschger Oscillations.
  • 2019. Arctic summer sea ice reduction projection: consequences for the hydrography .
  • 2019. Adjoint Modeling and Observing System Design in the Subpolar North Atlantic.
  • 2019. Abrupt changes in sea ice.
  • 2019. ACDC summer school – 10 year anniversary.
  • 2019. A new era of abrupt climate change - perspectives from Marine Isotope Stage 3.
  • 2019. 1,5-graders-rapporten: Hvor mye olje det vil være plass til i et scenario der vi når halvannengradersmålet? .
  • 2018. Update on climate research from Bjerknessenteret.
  • 2018. Toppen av innlandsisen.
  • 2018. The impact of H-events on the structure of Greenland stadials (DO-stadials).
  • 2018. The impact of H-events on the structure of DO-stadials.
  • 2018. The effect of subglacial hydrology when assessing the impact of geothermal heat flux on sliding and ice dynamics.
  • 2018. Simulated retreat of Jakobshavn Isbræ since the Little Ice Age controlled by geometry. The Cryosphere. 2249-2266.
  • 2018. Simulated Eemian Greenland Surface Mass Balance shows strong sensitivity to SMB model choice .
  • 2018. Rapid deglaciation of Norwegian and Greenland fjords.
  • 2018. Magnhild (31) vurderer å forbli barnløs: – Bør jeg ha dårlig miljøsamvittighet hvis jeg velger å få et barn?
  • 2018. Magnhild (31) vurderer å forbli barnløs: – Bør jeg ha dårlig miljøsamvittighet hvis jeg velger å få et barn?
  • 2018. Large changes in sea ice triggered by small changes in Atlantic water temperature. Journal of Climate. 4847-4863.
  • 2018. Large changes in sea ice and climate with small changes in Atlantic water temperature.
  • 2018. Impact of fjord geometry on grounding line stability. Frontiers in Earth Science. 16 pages.
  • 2018. Frykter det er for seint å unngå skrekkscenarioet: - Det er en dødsdom.
  • 2018. Forsker slår alarm: – Havet kan stige over 15 meter de neste 500 årene.
  • 2018. Forsker på 11,000 år gammel is.
  • 2018. Fast retreat of a marine outlet glacier in western Norway at the last glacial termination.
  • 2018. Exhibition: ‘Prospecting Ocean’ by Armin Linke, in Castello.
  • 2018. Eemian surface melt on Greenland? .
  • 2018. Eemian Greenland Surface Mass Balance strongly sensitive to SMB model setup .
  • 2018. Eemian Greenland SMB strongly sensitive to model choice. Climate of the Past. 1463-1485.
  • 2018. ERC SyG ice2ice - deciphering the links between Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet .
  • 2018. Dynamics of abrupt changes in Arctic sea ice.
  • 2018. Dynamical sequence of ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice changes during an abrupt stadial-to-interstadial climate transition.
  • 2018. Deglaciation of the Norwegian fjords .
  • 2018. Atmosphere-driven ice sheet mass loss paced by topography: Insights from modelling the south-western Scandinavian Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews. 32-47.
  • 2018. Abrupt changes in sea ice and dynamics of Dansgaard-Oeschger events.
  • 2018. Abrupt changes in sea ice.
  • 2018. A Comprehensive Study of the Drivers of Surface Snow Isotopes in Greenland.
  • 2017. What controls changes of marine outlet glaciers?
  • 2017. Uncertainty Quantification for Non-Linear Inverse Problems with Sparse Data.
  • 2017. Uncertainty Quantification for Adjoint-Based Data Assimilation with Sparse Data.
  • 2017. Turspor og den Kulturelle skolesekken - erfaringer med forskningsformidling.
  • 2017. Til fonna for å trena.
  • 2017. The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 - Part 4: Scientific objectives and experimental design of the PMIP4-CMIP6 Last Glacial Maximum experiments and PMIP4 sensitivity experiments. Geoscientific Model Development. 4035-4055.
  • 2017. Southern Ocean ventilation and bottom water formation driven by Weddell Sea polynyas.
  • 2017. Simulating the history of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap and its sensitivity to climate change.
  • 2017. Simulating the history of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap and its sensitivity to climate change.
  • 2017. Simulating the evolution of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene and its sensitivity to climate change. The Cryosphere. 281-302.
  • 2017. Simulating the climate of Marine Isotope Stage 3.
  • 2017. Simulated Last Interglacial climates with the Norwegian Earth System Model.
  • 2017. Sensitivity of the Greenland Ice Sheet to model selection – Example: Last Interglacial .
  • 2017. Sea-ice cover in the Nordic Seas and the sensitivity to Atlantic water temperatures.
  • 2017. Role of sea ice in abrupt climate changes following the last glacial maximum.
  • 2017. On the possibility of ice on Greenland during the Eocene-Oligocene transition.
  • 2017. Ny studie: – Klimaforskerne er egentlig enige om global oppvarming.
  • 2017. NorESM simulations of Marine Isotope Stage 3 climates.
  • 2017. Nesten som Grønland.
  • 2017. Nasas smeltesjokk på Grønland er elendig nytt: - Som et tog som løper løpsk.
  • 2017. Mød Kerim Nisancioglu, professor i klimadynamik ved Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research i Norge.
  • 2017. Modelling grounding line retreat during deglaciation of the Western Fennoscandian Ice Sheet using ISSM.
  • 2017. Modelling grounding line retreat during deglaciation of Western Norway using ISSM.
  • 2017. Modeling the retreat of the Jakobshavn Glacier from the LIA and into the future.
  • 2017. Meltwater production in a warmer climate - Influence on NEGIS? .
  • 2017. Lyden av is som smelter.
  • 2017. Is og Klima.
  • 2017. Internationale forskere tildelt legatbolig.
  • 2017. Initiating an ice stream with geothermal heat.
  • 2017. Initiating an ice stream with a geothermal heat flux anomaly.
  • 2017. Impact of past changes in mass balance (Discussion NEGIS in the past) .
  • 2017. Ice2ice scientists involved in the EastGRIP ice core drilling projects.
  • 2017. How fjord geometry controls marine-terminating glacier stability.
  • 2017. How fjord geometry controls marine-terminating glacier stability.
  • 2017. How Informative are Paleoceanographic Observations for an Inverse Problem?
  • 2017. Hardangerjøkulen kan smelte vekk i løpet av dette århundret.
  • 2017. Glacial and interglacial simulations with NorESM BCCR fast version.
  • 2017. Forskerne fikk bekreftet det de fryktet. En av verdens største isbreer smelter nedenfra.
  • 2017. Experiences from the Norwegian PhD research school and SiU partnership between UiB, UWash, MIT, UMass, and MUN.
  • 2017. Evolution of the subglacial water pressure under Russell glacier, a modelling approach.
  • 2017. Enormt isfjell lokkar turistar til Newfoundland.
  • 2017. Elevated topography enables Greenland ice to originiate during the Eocene-Oligocene transition.
  • 2017. ERC synergy project ice2ice - - deciphering the links between Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet.
  • 2017. ERC synergy project ice2ice - deciphering the links between Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet.
  • 2017. Dynamics of open-ocean polynyas in the Weddell Sea.
  • 2017. Bli med til istidens endestasjon – turspor på Merdø for videregående skoler.
  • 2017. Bli med til istidens endestasjon – turspor på Merdø for barnehager.
  • 2017. Abrupt changes in sea ice and dynamics of Dansgaard-Oeschger events.
  • 2017. A stepwise procedure for science communication in the field.
  • 2016. ice2ice - the road to a successful ERC proposal.
  • 2016. Vil avsløre Grønlandsisens hemmeligheter.
  • 2016. Underviser barn om klima for å #hjelpejorda.
  • 2016. The secrets of the Greenland ice sheet.
  • 2016. The interaction between sea ice and salinity-dominated ocean circulation: implications for halocline stability and rapid changes of sea-ice cover.
  • 2016. The interaction between sea ice and salinity-dominated ocean circulation: implications for halocline stability and rapid changes of sea ice cover. Climate Dynamics. 3301-3317.
  • 2016. The effect of sill depth in an idealized setup with the MITgcm.
  • 2016. The Greenland Ice Sheet during the Last Interglacial: Coupling ice and atmosphere.
  • 2016. The Greenland Ice Sheet during the Last Interglacial: Coupling ice and atmosphere.
  • 2016. The Greenland Ice Sheet during the Last Interglacial.
  • 2016. Simulation of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS): How is the GrIS behaving in a warmer climate?
  • 2016. Simulation of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS): Coupling atmosphere and ice sheet.
  • 2016. Simulating asymmetric growth and retreat of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene.
  • 2016. Simulating asymmetric growth and retreat of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene. The Cryosphere Discussions.
  • 2016. Sea level rise from the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Eemian interglacial: Review of previous work with focus on the surface mass balance.
  • 2016. Reconstruction of MIS 3 ocean states from proxy records using an inverse method - a glance at uncertainties.
  • 2016. Reconstructing Ice1 experiments from the Marine-Ice Sheet Intercomparison Project using the Ice Sheet System Model.
  • 2016. On the sea-ice cover of the Nordic Seas in an idealized MITgcm-setup.
  • 2016. On the impact of fjord geometry on grounding line stability.
  • 2016. Norske forskere er for første gang med på iskjerneboring på Grønland.
  • 2016. Moderate Greenland ice sheet melt during the last interglacial constrained by present-day observations and paleo ice core reconstructions. The Cryosphere Discussions.
  • 2016. Modelling the mechanical response of an idealized ice stream to spatial variations in geothermal heat flux.
  • 2016. Modelling marine-terminating glaciers in a warming climate.
  • 2016. Modelled non-linear response to climate of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap, southern Norway, since the mid-Holocene.
  • 2016. Modeling the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Eemian Interglacial: A review with focus on the atmosphere-ice coupling scheme.
  • 2016. Modeling of subglacial water pressure on Russell glacier.
  • 2016. Mid-Pliocene simulations with the new version of the Norwegian Earth System Model.
  • 2016. Marine ice sheet stability and climate interactions.
  • 2016. Kappløp for å løysa eit million år gammalt klimamysterium.
  • 2016. Is og klima.
  • 2016. Is og Klima.
  • 2016. Impact of initial bedrock topography on the stability of the Greenland ice sheet.
  • 2016. Håper å dra studenter til campus: UiB bruker Mooc som lokkemat.
  • 2016. Greenland is melting.
  • 2016. Greenland ice sheet melting during the last interglacial.
  • 2016. Forskerne kan ha løst en av gåtene rundt isen på Antarktis. Og det ser ikke bra ut - Havnivået kan stige med over en meter før 2100.
  • 2016. FRONTLINJEN.
  • 2016. Effect of fjord geometry on tidewater glacier stability.
  • 2016. Effect of fjord geometry on marine-terminating glacier stability.
  • 2016. Effect of fjord geometry on ice sheet stability.
  • 2016. Drastic changes in the Nordic Seas oceanic circulation and deepwater formation in a Pliocene context.
  • 2016. Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles: interactions between ocean and sea ice intrinsic to the Nordic Seas.
  • 2016. Can Paleo Ocean Proxy Data Constrain General Circulation Models Using an Inverse Method?
  • 2016. Calving rates from a fast-flowing glacier in Svalbard & Ice Dynamics of the North-East Greenland Ice Stream.
  • 2015. What happens to ice in the Arctic?
  • 2015. What causes Dansgaard-Oeschger (and H) events?
  • 2015. UiB MOOC on Climate.
  • 2015. The stabilizing effect of sea ice on freshwater perturbations.
  • 2015. The stabilizing effect of sea ice on a freshwater perturbation.
  • 2015. The interaction between sea ice and salinity-dominated ocean circulation.
  • 2015. Past constraints on the contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea level rise.
  • 2015. NRK Urix med tema klima, inkludert innslag og intervju i forbindelse med feltarbeid på Grønland.
  • 2015. Multiple causes of the Younger Dryas cold period. Nature Geoscience. 946-949.
  • 2015. Introduction to the ice2ice project.
  • 2015. Fjord geometry and marine outlet glacier stability on deglaciation time scales.
  • 2015. Fjord geometry and marine outlet glacier stability on centennial time scales.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

(Follow link to Cristin for a complete list, or check Google Scholar)

Dokken, Trond Martin; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Li, Camille; Battisti, David Stephen; Kissel, Catherine
Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles: Interactions between ocean and sea ice intrinsic to the Nordic seas. Paleoceanography 2013 ;Volum 28.(3) s. 491-502

Zhang, Zhongshi; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Ninnemann, Ulysses S
Increased ventilation of Antarctic deep water during the warm mid-Pliocene. Nature Communications 2013 ;Volum 4.

Bethke, Ingo; Li, Camille; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes
Can we use ice sheet reconstructions to constrain meltwater for deglacial simulations?. Paleoceanography 2012 ;Volum 27.

Born, Andreas; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes
Melting of Northern Greenland during the last interglaciation. The Cryosphere 2012 ;Volum 6.(6) s. 1239-1250

Born, Andreas; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Risebrobakken, Bjørg
Late Eemian warming in the Nordic Seas as seen in proxy data and climate models. Paleoceanography 2011 ;Volum 26

Pausata, Francesco S. Rocco; Battisti, David Stephen; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Bitz, Cecilia M.
Chinese stalagmite δ18O controlled by changes in the Indian monsoon during a simulated Heinrich event. Nature Geoscience 2011 ;Volum 4.(7) s. 474-480.

Born, Andreas; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Braconnot, Pascale
Sea ice induced changes in ocean circulation during the Eemian. Climate Dynamics 2010 ;Volum 35.(7-8) s. 1361-1371

Raymo, M.E.; Lisiecki, LE; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes
Plio-pleistocene ice volume, Antarctic climate, and the global delta O-18 record. Science 2006 ;Volum 313. s. 492-495

Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Raymo, Maureen E.; Stone, Peter H.. 
Reorganization of Miocene deep water circulation in response to the shoaling of the Central American Seaway. Paleoceanography 2003 ;Volum 18.(1)

Raymo, M. E.; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes
The 41 kyr world: Milankovitch’s other unsolved mystery. Paleoceanography 2003 ;Volum 18.(1)

ice2ice - ERC Synergy grant on "Arctic Sea Ice and Greenland Ice Sheet Sensitivity" 2014-2019

EISCLIM – Eurasian Ice Sheet and Climate interactions: Reconstructing and modelling the climate and ice sheet evolution of the last glacial cycle (NFR POLARPROG 2014-2017)

ClimVoTe – Coupled climate, volcanism, and ocean tectonics in deep time (NFR ISP-GEOFAG 2015-2020)

SiU - Partnership Program with North America 2012-2016

turspor - communication the science of climate, weather and glaciology (SparebankstiftelsenDnB)

DYNAWARM - Dynamics of past warm climates

Past4Future - Climate change – Learning from the past climate

NICE - Network for Ice sheet and Climate evolution 2007-2010

ARECTREC - Arctic records of climate change - dynamics, feedbacks and processes 2007-2011

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