Climate Dynamics

News archive for Climate Dynamics

6,000 learners signed up for the first open online course at the University of Bergen (UiB).
Would you like to learn about the drivers of the climate system? Take a look at this open online course, provided by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the University of Bergen.
A new research school in the geosciences will assemble scholars from several Norwegian educational institutions. The Research Council of Norway supports the school with funding of close to 20 million Norwegian kroner.
A new study in Nature Communications shows that storm tracks were located further to the south of Europe during the last ice age, 25,000 years ago.
Professor Noel Keenlyside has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is the first University of Bergen researcher to be awarded this prestigious grant.
The first joint PhD conference between ResClim and the Climate Research School at the Bolin Centre in Stockholm was held 28–30 September in and around Bergen.
The University of Bergen gathered its polar researchers for the Polar Day in September 2014. The goal of the meeting is to create a centre for polar research in Bergen.
Camille Li of the Geophysical Institute is co-author on this Nature paper that revises the age of the Sahara Desert
Both Japan and Norway are maritime nations with many shared interests. In early June 2014, marine researchers from Norway and Japan meet in Tokyo.
How does climate change influence the growth and spreading of malaria in Africa? This question is at the core of climate and malaria expert Torleif Markussen Lunde’s work.
A recent Bjerknes study shows that the Gulf Stream’s Arctic limb is constrained by its heat transfer from the south.
Over the last half-century, high performance computing has proved itself as essential a tool for the earth sciences as the weather balloon and the rock hammer.
Outhreach is becoming an increasingly important yardstick for the relevance of scientific research.
Jacob Bjerknes, the father of modern weather forecasting, suggested a connection between European weather and temperatures in the North Atlantic. Fifty years later, the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen helps to prove that Bjerknes was right in his prediction.
A recent study by the PhD student Sigrid Lind shows that the northwest Barents Sea warmed substantially during the last decades.
Can weather forecasts be used to predict diseases such as malaria? UiB researchers cooperate with Ethiopian institutions in an attempt to find out.
The ice cover in the Arctic has decreased dramatically in recent years. Norwegian researchers have discovered that changes in air circulation patterns create winds that push away the ice.