• E-mailKerim@uib.no
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    5020 Bergen

Climate dynamics, paleoclimate, and climate modelling.

Interdisciplinary research in Earth Sciences focused on understanding the dynamics of 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. 

ResearchGate profile

Causes and Consequences of Climate Change


Interdisplinary course answering to UNs Sustinable Development Goal SDG-13 on Climate Action.


Causes of Climate Change


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


Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses


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.

  • Show author(s) (2021). Vippepunkter i klimasystemet. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Transient Increase in Arctic Deep-Water Formation and Ocean Circulation under Sea Ice Retreat . Journal of Climate. 109-124.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Reduced El Niño variability in the mid-Pliocene according to the PlioMIP2 ensemble. Climate of the Past. 2427-2450.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Mid-Pliocene Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation simulated in PlioMIP2. Climate of the Past. 529-543.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Large-scale features of Last Interglacial climate: results from evaluating the lig127k simulations for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6)–Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP4). Climate of the Past. 63-94.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Greenland climate simulations show high Eemian surface melt which could explain reduced total air content in ice cores. Climate of the Past. 317-330.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Evaluating the large-scale hydrological cycle response within the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2 (PlioMIP2) ensemble. Climate of the Past. 2537-2558.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Cancellation of the precessional cycle in δ18O records during the Early Pleistocene . Geophysical Research Letters. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). A multi-model CMIP6-PMIP4 study of Arctic sea ice at 127 ka: sea ice data compilation and model differences. Climate of the Past. 37-62.

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