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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 projects

Five new Chinese-Norwegian collaboration projects to the Bjerknes Centre

The Research Council of Norway funds eight new project on Chinese-Norwegian climate research in the Arctic. Five of these, awarded a total of NOK 50 million, are led by researchers affiliated by the Bjerknes Centre.
Clemens Spensberger

Predicting weather events months before they happen

Clemens Spensberger's research aims to drastically improve prediction of weather incidents, by describing and establishing climate links between different geographical regions.

New research

No influence from Arctic sea ice on mid-latitude winters

In the last decades, little sea ice in the Arctic in fall has been associated with cold winters in Europe. A new study signals little reason to prepare for frosty nights and heavy snow, despite less than normal ice in the north.
New Podcast

Podcast: How can AI predict floods?

Jenny Sjåstad Hagen is working on taking flood prediction the next step by introducing artificial intelligence.
New research

Cyclone characteristics and cyclone intensification in the Gulf Stream and Kuroshio regions

Cyclones in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean move over regions of strong temperature contrasts associated with the Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio. Their development is influenced by their route across the sea. Leonardo Tsopouridas writes about two new studies where he compares cyclones in the two ocean...