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Meteorology

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

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

Pacific influences European weather

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

News

Does the world really need more energy? - Professor Finn Gunnar Nielsen (GFI)

Access to clean and affordable energy is essential to eradicate poverty, end hunger and combat climate change, but do we need to change the way we think about energy?

New research

Deciphering ancestry in the cyclones' hencoop

On TV weather maps we see low pressure centers as circles resembling tree-rings, with long tails of red warm fronts and blue cold fronts. But what came first – the low or the fronts?

Young scientists

Cold winters natural despite warming climate

When Svetlana Sorokina’s mother calls from Siberia and complains about the cold, Svetlana knows one thing: It has probably been unusually warm in the Arctic