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Lea Svendsen

Associate Professor
  • E-mailLea.Svendsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 25 90+47 938 81 398
  • Visitor Address
    Allegt. 70
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 BERGEN

My research interests cover: 

  • Internal climate variability on interannual, decadal and multidecadal timescales
  • Teleconnections within the tropics and from low to high latitudes
  • Inter-basin interactions
  • Tropical interannual variability 
  • Pacific Decadal Variability and Atlantic Multidecadal Variability
  • Monsoons
  • Climate predictions
Academic article
  • Wang, Yiguo; Counillon, Francois; Keenlyside, Noel; Svendsen, Lea; Gleixner, Stephanie; Kimmritz, Madlen; Dai, Panxi; Gao, Yongqi. 2019. Seasonal predictions initialised by assimilating sea surface temperature observations with the EnKF. Climate Dynamics. 5777-5797.
  • Yan, Youfang; Svendsen, Lea; Wang, Chunzai; Keenlyside, Noel; Xu, Dazhi. 2019. A North-South Contrast of Subsurface Salinity Anomalies in the Northwestern Pacific From 2002 to 2013. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics. 1795-1806.
  • Luo, Feifei; Li, Shuanglin; Gao, Yongqi; Svendsen, Lea; Furevik, Tore; Keenlyside, Noel. 2018. The connection between the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and the Indian Summer Monsoon since the Industrial Revolution is intrinsic to the climate system. Environmental Research Letters. 1-9.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi; Omrani, Nour-Eddine. 2018. Pacific contribution to the early twentieth-century warming in the Arctic. Nature Climate Change. 793-797.
  • Luo, Feifei; Li, Shuanglin; Gao, Yongqi; Keenlyside, Noel; Svendsen, Lea; Furevik, Tore. 2017. The connection between the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and the Indian Summer Monsoon in the CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics. 1-17.
  • Sankar, Syam; Svendsen, Lea; Gokulapalan, Bindu; Joseph, Porathur Vareed; Johannessen, Ola M. 2016. The relationship between Indian summer monsoon rainfall and Atlantic multidecadal variability over the last 500 years . Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography. 1-15.
  • Han, Zhe; Luo, Feifei; Li, Shuanglin; Gao, Yongqi; Furevik, Tore; Svendsen, Lea. 2016. Simulation by CMIP5 models of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and its climate impacts. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. 1329-1342.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Hetzinger, Steffen; Keenlyside, Noel; Gao, Yongqi. 2014. Marine-based multiproxy reconstruction of Atlantic multidecadal variability. Geophysical Research Letters. 1295-1300.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Kvamstø, Nils G; Keenlyside, Noel. 2013. Weakening AMOC connects Equatorial Atlantic and Pacific interannual variability. Climate Dynamics. 11 pages.
Lecture
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2018. Stillehavets påvirkning på Arktis.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2018. Arktis blir varmere: en kombinasjon av naturlige variasjoner of eksterne strålingspådrivere.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2016. Etter et år med globale temperaturrekorder: hva skjer nå?
Academic lecture
  • Wang, Yiguo; Counillon, Francois; Keenlyside, Noel; Svendsen, Lea; Gleixner, Stephanie Nikola; Kimmritz, Madlen; Dai, Panxi; Gao, Yongqi. 2019. Seasonal predictions initialised by assimilating SST data with the EnKF.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2019. Pacific impact on decadal surface temperature trends in the Arctic.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Kosaka, Yu; Taguchi, Bunmei. 2019. Pacific contribution to decadal temperature trends in the Arctic during the 20th century.
  • Keenlyside, Noel; Demissie, Teferi Dejene; Koseki, Shunya; Svendsen, Lea; Bethke, Ingo. 2018. Tropical Atlantic model error and regional projections of climate change.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Counillon, Francois; Keenlyside, Noel; Koseki, Shunya; Demissie, Teferi Dejene; Wang, Yiguo; Bethke, Ingo. 2018. Seasonal prediction skill in the tropical Atlantic using anomaly coupling.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2018. Pacific impact on Arctic surface temperature trends.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2018. Pacific decadal variability and Arctic temperature trends.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi; Omrani, Nour-Eddine. 2018. Pacific contribution to the early 20th century warming in the Arctic.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Luo, Feifei; Li, ShuangLin; Gao, Yongqi; Furevik, Tore. 2018. Atlantic multi-decadal variability and the Indian summer monsoon in CMIP5 models.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi. 2017. Pacific contribution to the early 20th century warming in the Arctic.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi. 2017. Pacific contribution to the early 20th century warming in the Arctic.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Luo, Fei-Fei; Sankar, Syam; Gao, Yongqi; Keenlyside, Noel; Joseph, P.V.; Li, ShuangLin; Johannessen, Ola M. 2016. The link between Atlantic multi-decadal variability and the Indian summer monsoon.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Luo, Fei-Fei; Sankar, Syam; Gao, Yongqi; Keenlyside, Noel; Joseph, Porathur Vareed; Johannessen, Ola M. 2016. External forcing as a source for the observed multi-decadal relation between AMV and the Indian summer monsoon.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Gao, Yongqi; Luo, Feifei; Cherchi, Annalisa; Sankar, Syam; Joseph, P.V.; Bethke, Ingo. 2015. The Indian Summer Monsoon and Atlantic Multi-decadal variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi. 2015. Investigating the role of the Atlantic and Pacific in the early 20th century warming.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Rodriguez-Fonseca, Belén. 2015. Influence of an Atlantic Niño on the Indian summer Monsoon.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Gao, Yongqi; Kvamstø, Nils Gunnar; Hetzinger, Steffen; Luo, Feifei; Cherchi, Annalisa. 2014. The influence of Atlantic multi-decadal variability on the Indian summer monsoon.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Kvamstø, Nils G; Keenlyside, Noel. 2013. Weakening AMOC connects equatorial Atlantic and Pacific interannual variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Kvamstø, Nils Gunnar; Keenlyside, Noel. 2013. Weakening AMOC connects Equatorial Atlantic and Pacific interannual variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Kvamstø, Nils G; Keenlyside, Noel. 2013. Weakening AMOC connects Equatorial Atlantic and Pacific interannual variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Hetzinger, Steffen; Gao, Yongqi; Sankar, Syam; Joseph, P.V. 2013. Multi-decadal variability in Atlantic SST and Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall in proxy records.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2013. Atlantic multi-decadal variability and the connection to ISMR.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2016. Impacts of Atlantic multi-decadal variability on the Indo-Pacific and Northern Hemisphere climate.
Interview
  • Fløttum, Kjersti; Svendsen, Lea; Viste, Ellen Marie. 2019. Blir klimaet bedre om vi snakker norsk? PODCAST.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2016. Atlanterhavets påvirkning på globalt klima.
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2016. Atlanterhavets påvirkning på globalt klima.
Programme management
  • Pilskog, Ingjald; Viste, Ellen; Fløttum, Kjersti; Svendsen, Lea. 2019. Blir klimaet bedre om vi snakker norsk?
Poster
  • Wang, Yiguo; Counillon, Francois; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Dai, Panxi; Langehaug, Helene R.; Kimmritz, Madlen; Gleixner, Stephanie; Svendsen, Lea. 2018. Seasonal-to-decadal prediction with the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model.
  • Counillon, Francois; Keenlyside, Noel; Koseki, Shunya; Demissie, Teferi Dejene; Toniazzo, Thomas; Wang, Yiguo; Svendsen, Lea; Bethke, Ingo. 2018. Relating model bias and prediction skill in the tropical Atlantic.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi; Omrani, Nour-Eddine. 2018. Pacific contribution to the early 20th century warming in the Arctic.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Keenlyside, Noel; Bethke, Ingo; Gao, Yongqi. 2016. Investigating the Role of the Atlantic and Pacific in the Early 20th Century Warming.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Rodriguez-Fonseca, Belén; Keenlyside, Noel; Mohino, Elsa; Losada, Teresa; Rodriguez Crespo, Lander. 2016. Does the impact of Atlantic Niños on the Indian summer monsoon depend on the background state?
  • Svendsen, Lea; Hetzinger, Steffen; Keenlyside, Noel; Gao, Yongqi. 2014. Marine-based multiproxy reconstruction of Atlantic multidecadal variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Kvamstø, Nils G; Keenlyside, Noel. 2013. Weakening AMOC connects Equatorial Atlantic and Pacific interannual variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Hetzinger, Steffen; Keenlyside, Noel; Gao, Yongqi. 2013. Marine-based multi-proxy reconstruction of Atlantic multi-decadal variability.
  • Svendsen, Lea; Kvamstø, Nils G; Keenlyside, Noel. 2012. Simulated response of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation to a weakening Atlantic meridional overturning circulation in the Bergen Climate Model.
Website (informational material)
  • Svendsen, Lea. 2018. Three NORPAN members met in Kyoto, Japan.

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