Kjetil Våges bilde
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  • E-postKjetil.Vage@uib.no
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    Allégaten 70
    5007 Bergen
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    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My primary research interests are centered around the northern extremity of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. In particular, I am interested in the pathways and processes through which the warm Atlantic inflow into the Nordic Seas is transformed into dense overflow waters and in deep convection in the subpolar North Atlantic.

Moore G.W.K., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, and I.A. Renfrew, 2022: Sea-ice retreat suggests re-organization of water mass transformation in the Nordic and Barents Seas. Nature Communications, 13, doi:10.1038/s41467-021-27641-6 

Lin P., R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, and J. Li, 2021: Fate of warm Pacific Water in the Arctic Basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, doi:10.1029/2021GL094693

Smedsrud L.H., M. Muilwijk, A. Brakstad, E. Madonna, S.K. Lauvset, C. Spensberger, A. Born, T. Eldevik, H. Drange, E. Jeansson, C. Li, A. Olsen, Ø. Skagseth, D.A. Slater, F. Straneo, K. Våge, and M. Årthun, 2021: Nordic Seas heat loss, Atlantic inflow, and Arctic sea ice cover over the last century. Reviews of Geophysics, 60, doi:10.1029/2020RG000725

Tsubouchi T., K. Våge, B. Hansen, K.M.H. Larsen, S. Østerhus, C. Johnson, S. Jónsson, and H. Valdimarsson, 2021: Increased ocean heat transport into the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean over the period 1993–2016. Nature Climate Change, 11doi:10.1038/s41558-020-00941-3  

Semper S., R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, K.M.H. Larsen, H. Hátún, and B. Hansen, 2020: The Iceland-Faroe Slope Jet: a conduit for dense water toward the Faroe Bank Channel overflow. Nature Communications, 11, doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19049-5

Renfrew I.A., C. Barrell, A.D. Elvidge, J.K. Brooke, C. Duscha, J.C. King, J. Kristiansen, T. Lachlan Cope, G.W.K. Moore, R.S. Pickart, J. Reuder, I. Sandu, D. Sergeev, A. Terpstra, K. Våge, and A. Weiss, 2020: An evaluation of surface meteorology and fluxes over the Iceland and Greenland Seas in ERA5 reanalysis: The impact of sea ice distribution. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi:10.1002/qj.3941

Stenseth N.C., M.R. Payne, E. Bonsdorff, D.J. Dankel, J.M. Durant, L.G. Anderson, C.W. Armstrong, T. Blenckner, A. Brakstad, S. Dupont, A.M. Eikeset, A. Goksøyr, S. Jónsson, A. Kuparinen, K. Våge, H. Österblom, and Ø. Paasche, 2020: Attuning to a changing ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 20363-20371, doi:10.1073/pnas.1915352117

Casanova‐Masjoan M., M.D. Pérez‐Hernández, R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, S.R. Ólafsdóttir, A. Macrander, D. Grisolía‐Santos, D.J. Torres, S. Jónsson, K. Våge, P. Lin, and A. Hernández‐Guerra, 2020: Along‐stream, seasonal, and interannual variability of the North Icelandic Irminger Current and East Icelandic Current around Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, doi:10.1029/2020JC016283 

Bruvik E.M., I. Fer, K. Våge, and P.M. Haugan, 2020: A revised ocean glider concept to realize Stommel's vision and supplement Argo floats. Ocean Science16, 291–305, doi:10.5194/os-16-291-2020

Semper S., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, D.J. Torres, and S. Jónsson, 2019: The emergence of the North Icelandic Jet and its evolution from northeast Iceland to Denmark Strait. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49, 2499-2521, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0088.1

Pacini A., G.W.K. Moore, R.S. Pickart, C. Nobre, F. Bahr, K. Våge, and K.R. Arrigo, 2019: Characteristics and transformation of Pacific Winter Water on the Chukchi Sea Shelf in late spring. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124, doi:10.1029/2019JC015261

Håvik L., M. Almansi, K. Våge, and T.W.N. Haine, 2019: Atlantic-origin Overflow Water in the East Greenland Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49, 2255-2269 doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0216.1

Renfrew I.A., R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, G.W.K. Moore, et al., 2019: The Iceland Greenland Seas Project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 1795-1817, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0217.1 

Brakstad A., K. Våge, L. Håvik, and G.W.K. Moore, 2019: Water mass transformation in the Greenland Sea during the period 1986–2016. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49, 121-140, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0273.1 

Zhao J., J. Yang, S. Semper, R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, H. Valdimarsson, and S. Jónsson, 2018: A numerical study of interannual variability in the North Icelandic Irminger Current. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123doi:10.1029/2018JC013800

Håvik L. and K. Våge, 2018: Wind-driven coastal upwelling and downwelling in the Shelfbreak East Greenland Current. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 6106-6115, doi:10.1029/2018JC014273

Våge K., L. Papritz, L. Håvik, M.A. Spall, and G.W.K. Moore, 2018: Ocean convection linked to the recent ice edge retreat along east Greenland. Nature Communications, 9, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03468-6

Moore GWK and K. Våge, 2018: Impact of model resolution on the representation of the air–sea interaction associated with the North Water Polynya. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144, 1474-1489, doi:10.1002/qj.3295

Lauvset S.K., A. Brakstad, K. Våge, A. Olsen, E. Jeansson, and K.A. Mork, 2018: Continued warming, salinification and oxygenation of the Greenland Sea gyre. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 70, 1-9, doi:10.1080/16000870.2018.1476434

Pickart R.S., M.A. Spall, D.J. Torres, K. Våge, H. Valdimarsson, C. Nobre, G.W.K. Moore, S. Jónsson, and D. Mastropole, 2017: The North Icelandic Jet and its relationship to the North Icelandic Irminger Current. Journal of Marine Research, 75, 605-639, doi:10.1375/002224017822109505

Håvik L., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, B. Harden, W.-J. von Appen, S. Jónsson, and S. Østerhus, 2017: Structure and variability of the shelfbreak East Greenland Current north of Denmark Strait. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47, 2631-2646, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0062.1

Behrens E., K. Våge, B. Harden, A. Biastoch, and C.W. Böning, 2017: Composition and variability of the Denmark Strait Overflow Water in a high-resolution numerical model hindcast simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 2830-2846, doi:10.1002/2016JC012158

Pérez-Hernandez M.D., R.S. Pickart, V. Pavlov, K. Våge, R. Ingvaldsen, A. Sundfjord, A.H.H. Renner, D.J. Torres, and S.Y. Erofeeva, 2017: The Atlantic Water boundary current north of Svalbard in late summer. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 2269-2290, doi:10.1002/2016JC012486

Håvik L., R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, D.J. Torres, A.M. Thurnherr, A. Beszczynska-Möller, W. Walczowski, and W.-J. von Appen, 2017: Evolution of the East Greenland Current from Fram Strait to Denmark Strait: Synoptic measurements from summer 2012. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 1974-1994, doi:10.1002/2016JC012228

Mastropole D., R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, K. Jochumsen, and J. Girton, 2017: On the hydrography of Denmark Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 306-321, doi:10.1002/2016JC012007

de Steur L., R.S. Pickart, A. Macrander, K. Våge, B. Harden, S. Jónsson, S. Østerhus, and H. Valdimarsson, 2017: Liquid freshwater transport estimates from the East Greenland Current based on continuous measurements north of Denmark Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 93-109, doi:10.1002/2016JC012106

Frajka-Williams E., J. Bamber, and K. Våge, 2016: Greenland melt and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Oceanography, 29: 22-33, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2016.96

Fröb F., A. Olsen, K. Våge, G.W.K. Moore, I. Yashayaev, E. Jeansson, and B. Rajasakaren, 2016: Irminger Sea deep convection injects oxygen and anthropogenic carbon to the ocean interior. Nature Communications, 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms13244

Våge K., R.S. Pickart, V. Pavlov, P. Lin, D.J. Torres, R. Ingvaldsen, A. Sundfjord, and A. Proshutinsky, 2016: The Atlantic Water boundary current in the Nansen Basin: Transport and mechanisms of lateral exchange. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121: 6946–6960, doi:10.1002/2016JC011715

Harden B.E., R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, L. de Steur, C. Richards, F. Bahr, D. Torres, E. Børve, S. Jónsson, A. Macrander, S. Østerhus, L. Håvik, and T. Hattermann, 2016: Upstream sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow: Observations from a high-resolution mooring array. Deep Sea Research I, 112: 94-112, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.007

Moore G.W.K., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, and I.A. Renfrew, 2015: Decreasing intensity of open-ocean convection in the Greenland and Iceland seas. Nature Climate Change, 5, 877-882, doi:10.1038/nclimate2688

Våge K., G.W.K. Moore, S. Jónsson, and H. Valdimarsson, 2015: Water mass transformation in the Iceland Sea. Deep Sea Research I, 101: 98-109, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.04.001

Glessmer M.S., T. Eldevik, K. Våge, J.E.Ø. Nilsen, and E. Behrens, 2014: Atlantic origin of observed and modelled freshwater anomalies in the Nordic Seas. Nature Geoscience7: 801-805, doi:10.1038/ngeo2259

Moore G.W.K., R.S. Pickart, I.A. Renfrew, and K. Våge, 2014: What causes the location of the air-sea turbulent heat flux maximum over the Labrador Sea? Geophysical Research Letters, 41: 3628–3635, doi:10.1002/2014GL059940

Våge K., R.S. Pickart, M.A. Spall, G.W.K. Moore, H. Valdimarsson, D.J. Torres, S.Y. Erofeeva, and J.E.Ø. Nilsen, 2013: Revised circulation scheme north of the Denmark Strait. Deep Sea Research I, 79: 20-39, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2013.05.007

Gelderloos R., C.A. Katsman, and K. Våge, 2013: Detecting Labrador Sea Water formation from space. Journal of Geophysical Research118: 2074-2086, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20176

de Jong M.F., H.M. van Aken, K. Våge, and R.S. Pickart, 2012: Convective mixing in the central Irminger Sea: 2002-2010. Deep Sea Research I63: 36-51, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.01.003

Våge K., R.S. Pickart, M.A. Spall, H. Valdimarsson, S. Jónsson, D.J. Torres, S. Østerhus, and T. Eldevik, 2011: Significant role of the North Icelandic Jet in the formation of Denmark Strait Overflow Water. Nature Geoscience4: 723-727, doi:10.1038/NGEO1234

Våge K., R.S. Pickart, A. Sarafanov, Ø. Knutsen, H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, H.M. van Aken, J. Meincke, D. Quadfasel, and S. Bacon, 2011: The Irminger Gyre: Circulation, convection, and interannual variability. Deep Sea Research I58: 590-614, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2011.03.001

Straneo F., R.G. Curry, D.A. Sutherland, G.S. Hamilton, C. Cenedese, K. Våge, and L.A. Stearns, 2011: Impact of fjord dynamics and glacial runoff on the circulation near Helheim Glacier. Nature Geoscience4: 322-327, doi:10.1038/NGEO1109

Våge K., R.S. Pickart, V. Thierry, G. Reverdin, C.M. Lee, B. Petrie, T.A. Agnew, A. Wong, and M.H. Ribergaard, 2009: Surprising return of deep convection to the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean in winter 2007-2008. Nature Geoscience2: 67-72, doi:10.1038/NGEO382

Våge K., T. Spengler, H.C. Davies, and R.S. Pickart, 2009: Multi-event analysis of the Greenland tip jet based upon 45 winters in ERA-40. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society135: 1999-2011, doi: 10.1002/qj.488

Pickart R.S., K. Våge, G.W.K. Moore, I.A. Renfrew, M.H. Ribergaard, and H.C. Davies, 2008: Convection in the western North Atlantic sub-polar gyre: Do small-scale wind events matter? In: Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes: Defining the role of the northern seas in climate, Chapter 26, pp. 629-652

Våge K., R.S. Pickart, G.W.K. Moore, and M.H. Ribergaard, 2008: Winter mixed-layer development in the central Irminger Sea: The effect of strong, intermittent wind events. Journal of Physical Oceanography38: 541-565, doi: 10.1175/2007JPO3678.1


2007-2010: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, USA: Ph.D. in physical oceanography

2003-2006: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, USA: M.Sc. in physical oceanography

1999-2003: University of New Brunswick, Canada: B.Sc. in physics


2021-present: Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen: Professor

2012-2021: Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen: Research scientist

2010-2012: Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen: Post-doctoral investigator