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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

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New research
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What is the dominant wind direction for air-sea heat exchange?

In the mid-latitudes the weather changes quickly. Changing winds influence the heat exchange between the atmosphere and the ocean. A new study by Fumiaki Ogawa and Thomas Spengler shows how important it is to consider short-term phenomena like extratropical cyclones and cold air outbreaks when...

New research
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The tropical Pacific influences the North Atlantic jet stream

The location of the jet stream influences European weather at all times. A new study links its position both to local weather systems and to the far-away Pacific Ocean. Lead author Erica Madonna explains.

New research
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How can evaporation of rain slow down cyclone growth?

Evaporation demands energy, condensation releases energy. Both can affect the development of midlatitude cyclones, often associated with clouds and rain. A new study addresses how evaporation of rain contributes to cyclone development. Lead author Kristine Flacké Haualand explains.

New journal
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Say hello to Weather and Climate Dynamics!

Camille Li is editor for the new open-access EGU publication.

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Academia Agreement: Several offshore wind projects receive funding

Allocations from the Academy Agreement between UiB and Equinor were announced on 28.06.2019. Four research projects on offshore wind received funding. In addition BOW was allocated funding for two Associate Professor II positions.