Bergen Polar Express - May 10. 2017
An Express overview over 20 recent Polar Science articles from Bergen was presented on May 10.
This event was part of the Bergen Polar Science Network activity, and the occasion that Ole Arve Misund, present director of NIFES and a member, will be the future director of the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø.
We got many recent results presented, from how UNIS has developed, observations of Cod north of Svalbard, to Polar Lows, sea ice changes due to Atlantic inflow variability, new sea ice tracking algorithms and changes in glacial ice over longer time-scales. Each presenter was only given 1 PPT slide and 2 minutes to present each paper, and 1 minute for a short question. The "express" format worked well in many ways, although the director thought that the O-clock timer beeping once every 60 s was a bit overkill.
Lars H. Smedsrud (leader of the Polar Network,https://www.uib.no/polar )
A list of presentations and where to find the articles can be found below:
Title of article in peer review journal:
Web page where paper can be downloaded from:
Lars H. Smedsrud
Fram Strait sea ice export variability and September Arctic sea ice extent over the last 80 years
Changes in marine prokaryote composition with season and depth over an Arctic polar year
Characteristics of the Norwegian Coastal Current during Years with High Recruitment of Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring (Clupea harengus L.)
Past retreat and future response of Jakobshavn Isbræ, West Greenland
The summer 2012 Greenland heat wave: In situ and remote sensing observations of water vapor isotopic composition during an atmospheric river event
Environmental Chemicals Modulate Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARG) and Adipogenesis in Vitro
Operational algorithm for ice–water classification on dual-polarized RADARSAT-2 images
Anne Britt Sandø
Arctic Ocean heat impact on regional ice decay - a suggested positive feedback
Commercial and Economic Aspects of Antarctic Exploration - From the Earliest Discoveries into the ‘Heroic Age’.
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) feeding over deep water in the high
Skillful prediction of northern climate provided by the ocean
Structure of a shear-line polar low
Wave-ice interactions in the neXtSIM sea-ice model
neXtSIM: a new Lagrangian sea ice model
Willem van der Bilt
The Island of Amsterdamøya: a key site for studying past climate in the Arctic
A Combination of Feature Tracking and Pattern Matching with Optimal Parametrization for Sea Ice Drift Retrieval from SAR Data
Ole Arve Misund
A Norwegian pillar in Svalbard: the development of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
How northern freshwater input can stabilise thermohaline circulation
Skillful prediction of Barents Sea ice cover
Lars R Hole
Measurements by controlled meteorological balloons in coastal areas of Antarctica