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  • E-mailMarius.Arthun@uib.no
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My current research is concerned with the basin-scale ocean circulation and air-sea interaction in the Arctic-Atlantic region, and whether associated climate and sea ice 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).

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

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

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

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

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.

Kolstad, E. W., & Årthun, M. (2018). Seasonal Prediction from Arctic Sea Surface Temperatures: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Journal of Climate, 31(20), 8197-8210.

Langehaug, H. R., Sandø, A. B., Årthun, M., & Ilıcak, M. (2018). Variability along the Atlantic water pathway in the forced Norwegian Earth System Model. Climate Dynamics, 1-20.

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

Onarheim, I. H., and M. Årthun (2017), Toward an ice-free Barents Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 8387–8395.

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. 

Årthun, M and T. Eldevik, 2016. On anomalous ocean heat transport toward the Arctic and associated climate predictability. Journal of Climate, 29, 689-704.

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.

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.

Årthun, M., K. W. Nicholls, L. Boehme 2013. Wintertime water mass modification near an Antarctic Ice Front. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 359-365.   

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.

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.

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.    

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. 

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.    

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

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

The Nansen Legacy (https://arvenetternansen.com/)

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

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