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  • E-mailMarius.Arthun@uib.no
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    Allegt. 70
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    5020 BERGEN

My current research is concerned with the basin-scale ocean circulation and air-sea interaction in the Arctic-Atlantic region, and whether associated climate sea ice and ecosystem variations are predictable on interannual-to-decadal time scales. Previous work has been on regional oceanography and air-sea interaction in both the Arctic and Antarctic, combining observations and fieldwork with numerical models (climate models, regional ice-ocean models and idealized models).

Popular outreach in Norwegian:

Neste Steg - Havet. Konsert og foredrag i Grieghallen, Bergen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y19aJEIcO14&t=7s

Klimavarsling - en arv etter Nansen. https://www.nordisktrykk.no/FLIP/2402-UMB-flip/mobile/index.html

Sjøisen i Arktis kan vokse selv om verden blir varmere. https://www.aftenposten.no/viten/i/K38EvE/sjoeisen-i-arktis-kan-vokse-selv-om-verden-blir-varmere

Isen i Barentshavet er i ferd med å forsvinne: https://www.aftenposten.no/viten/i/B8vKE/Isen-i-Barentshavet-er-i-ferd-m...

Golfstrømmen og klimaprediksjon: https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/klima/forskerne-har-avsloert-nok-en-...

Tror på mer is i Barentshavet denne vinteren: https://forskning.no/meninger/kronikk/2015/01/svalbard-kommer-ut-av-isen

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. The Seasonal and Regional Transition to an Ice‐Free Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Reduced efficiency of the Barents Sea cooling machine. Nature Climate Change. 661-666.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Mechanisms underlying recent Arctic atlantification. Geophysical Research Letters. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Role of Atlantic Heat Transport in Future Arctic Winter Sea Ice Loss . Journal of Climate. 3327-3341.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Atlantic inflow across the Greenland-Scotland ridge in global climate models (CMIP5). Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Mechanisms of Ocean Heat Anomalies in the Norwegian Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. 2908-2923.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Variability along the Atlantic water pathway in the forced Norwegian Earth System Model. Climate Dynamics. 1-20.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Time Scales and Sources of European Temperature Variability. Geophysical Research Letters. 3597-3604.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Seasonal Prediction from Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Journal of Climate. 8197-8210.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Climate based multi-year predictions of the Barents Sea cod stock. . PLOS ONE. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Toward an ice-free Barents Sea. Geophysical Research Letters. 8387-8395.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Skillful prediction of northern climate provided by the ocean. Nature Communications. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2016. On anomalous ocean heat transport toward the Arctic and associated climate predictability. Journal of Climate. 689-704.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the southern Weddell Sea. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Skillful prediction of Barents Sea ice cover. Geophysical Research Letters. 5364-5371.
  • Show author(s) 2014. On the seasonal signal of the Filchner overflow, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 1230-1243.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Spatiotemporal variability of air-sea CO2 fluxes in the Barents Sea, as determined from empirical relationships and modeled hydrography. Journal of Marine Systems. 40-50.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Resolving frontal structures: On the pay-off using a less diffusive but computational more expensive advection scheme. Ocean Dynamics. 1457-1470.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Quantifying the influence of Atlantic heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreat. Journal of Climate. 4736-4743.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Dense water formation and circulation in the Barents Sea. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 801-817.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Ocean surface heat flux variability in the Barents Sea. Journal of Marine Systems. 88-98.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Forecasting the Ocean - from temperature to fish.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Havet konsert med Bergen Filharmonisk Orkestra.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. The dominant spatial patterns of Barents Sea ice variance.
  • Show author(s) 2020. How Atlantic heat makes Arctic sea ice retreat.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The role of Atlantic heat transport in future Arctic winter sea ice loss.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Barents Sea cooler in a warming ocean.
  • Show author(s) 2019. How Atlantic heat makes Arctic sea ice retreat.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Climate based multi-year predictions of the Barents Sea cod stock.
  • Show author(s) 2018. A simple physical model of the Atlantic inflow in the Nansen Basin.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Multi-year prediction of the Barents Sea cod stock.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Atlantic Water pathway in the Norwegian Earth System Model.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Circulation in the Filchner Depression and the seasonality of the Filchner outflow, Antarctica.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Quantifying the influence of Atlantic heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreat.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Quantifying the influence of Atlantic heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreat.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Decadal variability of hydrodynamics and productivity in the Barents Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Ocean acidification response to surface ocean conditioning and transport - processes influencing anthropogenic carbon change in the Arctic and Southern oceans.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Cold Deep Water formation on shallow banks in the Barents Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2010. A carbon system model for the Barents sea.
  • Show author(s) 2010. A CO2 upotake model for the Barents Sea.
  • Show author(s) 2010. "Nordic heat" -processes constraining the Nordic Seas" role in climate.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Ice-Ocean climate variability in the Baretns Sea:model study.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2019. Sjøisen i Arktis kan vokse selv om verden blir varmere. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Klimavarsling - en arv etter Nansen. Bjerknessenteret News.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Klimaendringer bremser Golfstrømmen – men i nord øker farten. NRK Nordland.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Hvor går grensen for iskanten . Dagens næringsliv.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2011. Water mass transformations and air-sea exchange in the Barents Sea.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2012. Nansen fikk rett.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Avdekker smelting i Barentshavet.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2020. Identifying the Time Scale, Pattern, and Mechanisms Underlying North Atlantic Decadal Variability .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Time Scales and Sources of European Temperature Variability.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Sensitivity of submarine melting on North East Greenland towards ocean forcing.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Seasonal Prediction of Temperatures in Europe from Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures.
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) 2020. The elusive sea ice edge.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Iskanten og iskantsonen - Hvor går grensen?
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) 2019. Addressing Arctic Challenges Requires a Synoptic Ocean Survey. EOS.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  1. Årthun, M., Wills, R. C., Johnson, H. L., Chafik, L., & Langehaug, H. R. (2021). Mechanisms of decadal North Atlantic climate variability and implications for the recent cold anomaly. Journal of Climate, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0464.1
  2. Årthun, M., Onarheim, I. H., Dörr, J., & Eldevik, T.. (2021). The seasonal and regional transition to an ice‐free Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GC009054. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090825
  3. Skagseth, Ø., Eldevik, T., Årthun, M., Asbjørnsen, H., Lien, V. S., & Smedsrud, L. H. (2020). Reduced efficiency of the Barents Sea cooling machine. Nature Climate Change, 1-6.
  4. Asbjørnsen, H., Årthun, M., Skagseth, Ø., & Eldevik, T. (2020). Mechanisms Underlying Recent Arctic Atlantification. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(15), e2020GL088036.
  5. Paasche, Øyvind, et al. "Addressing Arctic Challenges Requires a Synoptic Ocean Survey." Eos: Earth & Space Science News 100 (2019).
  6. Årthun, M., Eldevik, T., & Smedsrud, L. H. (2019). The role of Atlantic heat transport in future Arctic winter sea ice loss. Journal of Climate, 32(11), 3327-3341
  7. Asbjørnsen, H., Årthun, M., Skagseth, Ø., & Eldevik, T. (2019). Mechanisms of ocean heat anomalies in the Norwegian Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(4), 2908-2923
  8. Langehaug, H. R., Sandø, A. B., Årthun, M., & Ilıcak, M. (2019). Variability along the Atlantic water pathway in the forced Norwegian Earth System Model. Climate Dynamics, 1-20.
  9. Heuzé, C. & Årthun, M. (2019). The Atlantic inflow across the Greenland-Scotland ridge in global climate models (CMIP5). Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7.
  10. Årthun, M., Bogstad, B., Daewel, U., Keenlyside, N. S., Sandø, A. B., Schrum, C., & Ottersen, G. (2018). Climate based multi-year predictions of the Barents Sea cod stock. PloS one, 13(10), e0206319.
  11. Kolstad, E. W., & Årthun, M. (2018). Seasonal Prediction from Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Journal of Climate, 31(20), 8197-8210.
  12. Årthun, M., E. W. Kolstad, T. Eldevik, N. S. Keenlyside, 2018. Time scales and sources of European temperature variability. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2018gl077401
  13. Onarheim, I. H., and M. Årthun (2017), Toward an ice-free Barents Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 8387–8395.
  14. Årthun, M., T. Eldevik, E. Viste, H. Drange, T. Furevik, H. L. Johnsson, N. S. Keenlyside, 2017. Skillful prediction of northern climate provided by the ocean. Nature Communications 8. 
  15. Årthun, M and T. Eldevik, 2016. On anomalous ocean heat transport toward the Arctic and associated climate predictability. Journal of Climate, 29, 689-704.
  16. Boehme, L., Baker, A., Fedak, M., Årthun, M., Nicholls, K., Robinson, P., ... & Photopoulou, T. (2016). Bimodal winter haul-out patterns of adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the Southern Weddell Sea. PloS one, 11(5), e0155817
  17. Onarheim, I. H., T. Eldevik, M. Årthun, R. B. Ingvaldsen, L. H. Smedsrud, 2015. Skillful prediction of Barents Sea ice cover. Geophysical Research Letters 42 (13), 5364-5371.
  18. Darelius, E., Strand, K. O., Østerhus, S., Gammeslrød, T., Årthun, M., & Fer, I. (2014). On the seasonal signal of the Filchner overflow, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Journal of physical oceanography, 44(4), 1230-1243.
  19. Årthun, M., P. R. Holland, K. W. Nicholls, D. L. Feltham 2013. Eddy-driven exchange between the open ocean and a sub-ice shelf cavity. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 2372-2387.
  20. Årthun, M., K. W. Nicholls, L. Boehme 2013. Wintertime water mass modification near an Antarctic Ice Front. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 359-365.   
  21. Barthel, K., Daewel, U., Pushpadas, D., Schrum, C., Årthun, M., H. Wehde 2012. Resolving frontal structures: on the payoff using a less diffusive but computationally more expensive advection scheme. Ocean Dynamics, 62, 1457-1470.
  22. Årthun, M., K. W. Nicholls, K. Makinson, M. A. Fedak, L. Boehme 2012. Seasonal inflow of warm water onto the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L17601.
  23. Årthun, M., T. Eldevik, L. H. Smedsrud, Ø. Skagseth, R. B. Ingvaldsen, 2012. Quantifying the influence of Atlantic heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreat. Journal of Climate, 25, 4736-4743.    
  24. Årthun, M., R. G. J. Bellerby, A. Omar, C. Schrum., 2012. Spatiotemporal variability of air-sea CO2 fluxes in the Barents Sea, as determined by empirical relationships and modelled hydrography. Journal of Marine Systems, 98-99, 40-50. 
  25. Årthun, M., R. B. Ingvaldsen, L. H. Smedsrud, C. Schrum., 2011. Dense water formation and circulation in the Barents Sea. Deep Sea Research I, 58(8), 801-817.    
  26. Årthun, M. and C. Schrum., 2010. Ocean surface heat flux variability in the Barents Sea. Journal of Marine Systems 83, 88-98.

PATHWAY - Pathways, processes, and impacts of poleward ocean heat transport. Project leader. 

The Nansen Legacy (https://arvenetternansen.com/). Work package leader. 

Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit (https://bjerknes.uib.no/en/project/bjerknes-climate-prediction-unit). Work package leader. 

Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate (http://www.blue-action.eu/). 

Seasonal Forecasting Engine (https://www.norceresearch.no/en/projects/seasonal-forecasting-engine)

Research groups