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Meteorology

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To understand how the weather evolves, how wind, radiation, rain and clouds in the atmosphere are connected on short times has always been an important aim for research at GFI. Modern computers and current theory provide an unprecedented basis for the study of atmospheric phenomena, many still far from understood. We gather new measurements, develop better weather forecast models, new observational techniques, and work with understanding the dynamical and physical conditions that determine what the weather will be.

Professors in the Meteorology group
Jan Asle Olseth: Radiation and local meteorology
Joachim Reuder: Boundary layer meteorologyand wind energy
Thomas Spengler: Atmospheric dynamics and air-sea interaction
Harald Sodemann: Atmospheric water cycle and atmospheric transport models

Weather information

New research
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New observations will influence how we interpret paleo-climate archives

A newly published study in Nature Communications shows an important new understanding of the climate system that will allow us to better understand past climate variability. The results were uncovered by expeditions between the North Pole and Antarctica.

Winter school
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Winter School on the Influence of Diabatic Processes on Atmospheric Development

On 3-8 March, 29 participants and 10 expert lecturers attended a winter school at Kvalheim Fritid on Radøy near Bergen.

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Measuring the wind

Floating wind turbines keep getting bigger, giving us more energy. A UiB-project will measure the wind's capabilities in an entirely new fashion, paving the way for more efficient wind energy at sea.

New research
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The rising importance of pan-tropical interactions

Did you know that the El Niño Southern Oscillation is a phenomenon involving two-way interactions among the tropical basins? Noel Keenlyside writes about a recent study he has contributed to.

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Svalbard has experienced warming of 4°C the last 50 years

Since 1971 Svalbard has experienced a winter warming of 7°C. This has caused major changes, and there is an urgent need to plan for the future, states the new “Climate in Svalbard 2100” report.