Climate Dynamics


The main focus of the climate research at the Geophysical institute is the the role of feedback mechanisms between sea ice, oceans and the atmosphere in natural climate variability, and how these relationships may change with the increasing greenhouse effect.

We also work on improving the understanding of the hydrological cycle and how this may change in a warming climate.


New research
Kjetil Våge tokt

Reduced sea ice cover off Greenland may have surprising effect on ocean currents

With global warming, ocean circulation in the Atlantic Ocean is generally thought to weaken. New research shows that less sea ice off the coast of Greenland may work against this.

New research
Fumiaki Ogawa_Fig

The Arctic sea-ice loss and winter temperatures in Eurasia

A long debate of the role of the sea ice and the winter temperatures in Eurasia has got a new contribution. Probably no connection, a new study says.

New research
El Nino_NOAA

Pacific influences European weather

Sea surface temperature in the distant tropical Pacific can influence November weather in Europe.

Front Europa

Increase in the number of extremely strong fronts over Europe?

A new research finds an increase of strong and extremely strong fronts in summertime and autumn over Europe. If this is a trend or caused by climate change remains to be seen, according to lead author Sebastian Schemm.

Researchers to watch
Noel Keenlyside, portrait picture

Improving climate prediction

What will the earth’s climate be like in the future? Noel Keenlyside works hard to let us know.