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Articles in press / accepted for publication :

Isachsen, P.E., J.H. LaCasce and J. Pedlosky (2006) Rossby wave instability and apparent phase speeds in large ocean basins. J. Phys. Oceanogr.

Furevik, T., C. Mauritzen, R. Ingvaldsen, 2005: The flow of Atlantic Water to the Nordic Seas and the Arctic Ocean . “Environmental challenges in Arctic-Alpine regions"

LaCasce, J. H. and A. Mahadevan (2006) Estimating sub-surface horizontal and vertical velocities from sea surface temperature. J. Mar. Res.

2006 (7 articles and 1 bookchapter so far ...)

Bethke, I., Furevik, T., and Drange, H. (2006). Towards a more saline North Atlantic and a fresher Arctic under global warming,  Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L21712, doi:10.1029/2006GL027264.

Collins M, Botzet A, Carril AF, Drange H, Jouzeau A, Latif M, Masina S, Otteraa OH, Pohlmann H, Sorteberg A, Sutton R, Terray L (2006)  Interannual to decadal climate predictability in the North Atlantic: A multimodel-ensemble study Journal of Climate 19 (7) 1195-1203

Elderfield, H., Yu, J., Anand, P., Kiefer, T. and Nyland, B. (2006) Calibrations for benthic foraminiferal Mg/Ca paloethermometry and the carbonate ion hypothesis", Earth and Planetary Science letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.07.041

Haugan, P.M. (2006) The Ocean Current Theory" ("Havstrømsteorien", in Norwegian) Chapter 23., pp. 362-375 of the book by Stein Ugelvik Larsen (Ed.): "Teori og metode i geografi", 412 pp., ISBN-13:978-82-7674-878-9, Fagbokforlaget, Bergen.

Kasajima Y., Olsson K.A., Johannessen T., Messias M-J., Jeansson E., Bellerby RGJ. and Skjelvan I., A submesoscale coherent eddy in the Greenland Sea in 2003, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, 1-19, 2006.

Marzeion, B., and H. Drange (2006), Diapycnal Mixing in a Conceptual Model of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation,
Deep Sea Research Part II 53 (1-2): 226-238

Mauritzen, C, S.S.Hjøllo and A.B.Sandø (2006) Passive tracers and active dynamics: A model study of the hydrography and circulation in the northern North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research (111), C08014 doi:10.1029/2005JC003252

Nyland, B.F., Jansen, E, Elderfield, H. and Andersson, C. (2006) Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex. and sin.) Mg/Ca and d18O form the Norwegian Sea", Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, Volume 7 (10), Q10P17, doi:10.1029/2005GC001055.

2005 (18 articles + 1 bookchapter)

Budgell, W.P. (2005) Numerical simulation of ice-ocean variability in the Barents Sea region Towards dynamical downscaling. Ocean Dynamics (2005) DOI 10.1007/s10236-005-0008-3

Curry, R., C. Mauritzen (2005) Dilution of the northern North Atlantic Ocean in recent decades. Science Vol 308, Issue 5729, 1772-1774 , 17 June.

Eldevik, T, F. Straneo, A. B. Sandoe and T. Furevik (2005) Pathways and export of Greenland Sea Water. In The Nordic Seas: an integrated perspective , Ed. H.Drange,T.Furevik,R.Gerdes and W.Berger. Geophysical Monograph Series, AGU

Drange, H., T. Dokken, T. Furevik, R. Gerdes, W. Berger, A. Nesje, A. A. Orvik, Ø. Skagseth, I. Skjelvan, and S. Østerhus (2005), The Nordic Seas: An introduction, in The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective. (Drange, H., T. Dokken, T. Furevik, R. Gerdes, and W. Berger, Eds.), AGU Monograph 158, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 1-10

Drange, H., R. Gerdes, Y. Gao, M. Karcher, F. Kauker, and M. Bentsen (2005), Ocean general circulation modelling of the Nordic Seas, in The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective, (Drange, H., T. Dokken, T. Furevik, R. Gerdes, and W. Berger, Eds.), AGU Monograph 158, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 199-220

Furevik, T. and J.E.Ø. Nilsen (2005) The large-scale atmospheric circulation variability and its impact in the Nordic Seas ocean climate: a review. In The Nordic Seas: an integrated perspective , Ed. H.Drange,T.Furevik,R.Gerdes and W.Berger. Geophysical Monograph Series, AGU .

Hátún,H., Sandø,A.B., Drange,H. , Hansen,B. and Valdimarsson,H (2005) Influence of the Atlantic Subpolar Gyre on the Thermohaline Circulation. Science Sept 16

Kuzmina, S. I., L. Bengtsson, O. M. Johannessen, H. Drange and M. W. Miles (2005) The North Atlantic Oscillation and greenhouse-gas forcing, Geophysical Research Letters 32, L04703, doi:10.1029/2004GL021064.

LaCasce, J. H., 2005. Statistics of low frequency currents over the western Nordic shelf and slope; part I, current meters. Ocean Dyn, (DOI:10.1007/s10236-005-0021-6).

LaCasce, J. H., 2005. Lagrangian statistics from oceanic and atmospheric observations. In Transport in Geophysical Flows, Ten Years After, Provenzale and Weiss, eds.. chapter of Book. Springer-Verlag.

LaCasce, J. H. and H. Engedahl (2005) Statistics of low frequency currents over the western Nordic shelf and slope; part II, model. Ocean Dyn., (DOI:10.1007/s10236-005-0022-5).

LaCasce, J. H., 2005. The Eulerian and Lagrangian velocity distributions in the North Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography 35 (12): 2327-2336

Mauritzen, C, J. Price, T. Sanford, D. Torres (2005) Circulation and Mixing in the Faroese Channels. Deep-Sea Research, 52(6), 883-913.

Mork, K. A. and Ø. Skagseth (2005) Annual Sea surface variability in the Nordic seas, In The Nordic Seas: an integrated perspective , Ed. H.Drange, T.Furevik, R.Gerdes and W.Berger. Geophysical Monograph Series, AGU

Olsson, K. A., E. Jeansson, L. G. Anderson, B. Hansen, T. Eldevik, R. Kristiansen, M.-J. Messias, T. Johannessen, and A. J.Watson (2005) Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel: spreading of released sulphur hexauoride, Deep Sea Research I, 52 (2) 279-294

Orre, S., B. Gjevik and J.H. LaCasce (2005) Characterizing chaotic dispersion in a coastal tidal model. Continental Shelf Research 26, 1360-1374.

Orvik, Kjell Arild; Skagseth, Øystein (2005) Heat flux variations in the eastern Norwegian Atlantic Current toward the Arctic from moored instruments, 1995–2005. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, No. 14, L14610 10.1029/2005GL023487

Polyakov, Igor V.; Beszczynska, Agnieszka; Carmack, Eddy C.; Dmitrenko, Igor A.; Fahrbach, Eberhard; Frolov, Ivan E.; Gerdes, Rüdiger; Hansen, Edmond; Holfort, Jürgen; Ivanov, Vladimir V.; Johnson, Mark A.; Karcher, Michael; Kauker, Frank; Morison, James; Orvik, Kjell A.; Schauer, Ursula; Simmons, Harper L.; Skagseth, Øystein; Sokolov, Vladimir T.; Steele, Michael; Timokhov, Leonid A.; Walsh, David; Walsh, John E. (2005) One more step toward a warmer Arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, No. 17, L17605 10.1029/2005GL023740

Sorteberg A, Furevik, T, Drange H, and Kvamstø, N.G. (2005) Effects of simulated natural variability on Arctic temperature projections Geophysical Research Letters 32 (18): Art. No. L18708 

2004 (13 articles)

Bentsen, M., H. Drange, T. Furevik and T. Zhou (2004), Simulated variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation Climate Dynamics doi:10.1007/s00382-004-0397

Gascard, J.-C., G. Raisbeck, S. Sequeira, F. Yiou, and K.A. Mork (2004) The Norwegian Atlantic Current in the Lofoten basin inferred from hydrological and tracer data (129I) and its interaction with the Norwegian Coastal Current. Geophysical Research Letters 31, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018303.

Hátún,H. Bogi Hansen and Peter M. Haugan (2004) Using an “Inverse Dynamic Method” to Determine Temperature and Salinity Fields from ADCP Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 21(3), 527-534,doi: 10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021.

Johannessen, O. M., L. Bengtsson, M. W. Miles, S. I. Kuzmina, V. A. Semenov, G. V. Alekseev, V. F. Zakharov, A. P. Nagurnyi, K. Hasselmann and H. Cattle (2004) Arctic climate change – observed and modelled temperature and sea ice. Tellus 56A, 328–341.

Kershaw, P.J., Heldal H.E., K.A. Mork and A.L. Rudjord (2004)  Variability in the supply, distribution and transport of the transient tracer 99Tc in the NE Atlantic. Journal of Marine System, 44, 55-88.

LaCasce, J. H. (2004) Diffusivity and viscosity dependence in the linear thermocline. Journal of Marine Research 62 (6) 743-769

LaCasce, J. H. and J. Pedlosky (2004) The instability of Rossby basin modes and the oceanic eddy field. Journal of Physical Oceanography 34 (9): 2027-2041

Orvik, K.A (2004) The deepening of the Atlantic water in the Lofoten Basin of the Norwegian Sea, demonstrated by using an active reduced gravity model. Geophysical Research Letters, 31

Otteraa, O. H. and H. Drange (2004): Effects of solar irradiance forcing on the ocean circulation in the North Atlantic in an isopycnic coordinate OGCM, Tellus, 56, 154, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2004.00046

Otteraa, O. H. H. Drange, M. Bentsen, N. G. Kvamstoe and D. Jiang (2004): Transient response of enhanced freshwater to the Nordic Seas-Arctic Ocean in the Bergen Climate Model, Tellus, 56A, 342-361

Saloranta,T.M. and P.M. Haugan (2004) Northward cooling and freshening of the warm core of the West Spitsbergen Current. Polar Research., 79-88, 23(1).

Skagseth, Ø. (2004) Monthly to annual variability of the Norwegian Atlantic slope
current: connection between the northern North Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea. Deep-Sea Research I 51 349-366

Skagseth, Ø, K.A. Orvik, K.A., and T. Furevik (2004), Coherent variability of the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current derived from TOPEX /ERS altimeter data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L14304, doi:10.1029/2004GL020057

2003 (3 articles)

Isachsen, P.E., J.H. LaCasce, C. Mauritzen and S. Hakkinen (2003) Wind-driven variability of the large-scale recirculating flow in the Nordic seas and Arctic Ocean J. Phys. Oceanogr.,33, 2534-2550.

Orvik, K.A. and Skagseth, Ø. (2003) Monitoring the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current using a single moored current meter. Continent shelf research (23) pp159-176

Orvik, K. A. and Skagseth, Ø. (2003) The impact of the wind stress curl in the North Altantic on the Atlatic inflow to the Norwegian Sea toward the arctic. Geophysical Research Letters, 30


Dokken, T. (2004) Cruise Report R/V G.O. Sars to the North Atlantic UoB Cruise No. GS138-04

Dokken, T. and Ninnemann, U. (2006) Cruise Report R/V G.O. Sars, UoB Cruise No: GS06-144

Ingvaldsen, R., Loeng, H., Mork, K.A., Svendsen, E., Danielssen, D. (2005) Norwegian waters. Pp. 111-120 i:  Report on the Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography (WGOH). ICES CM 2005/C:06.

Melle, W., Mork, K.A., Holst, J.C., Rey, F (2004) The Norwegian Sea ; Hydrography, plankton and herring feeding. Status report April 2004. ICES WG NPBW, Copenhagen , 27 April - 6 May

Mork, K.A. (2005) Monitoring the ocean climate with Argo floats. Nordic Space Activities, 13, 214-15.

POSTERS and PRESENTATIONS at International meetings


Marzeion, B., A. Levermann, J. Mignot (2006): Stratification-­dependent Mixing Decreases the Stability of the Atlantic Overturning in a Coupled Climate Model, RAPID conference, Birmingham, UK. Poster.

Marzeion, B., H. Drange, A. Levermann, J. Mignot (2006): Parameterizations of Vertical Mixing in Ocean Models and their Influence on the Stability of the Atlantic Overturning Circulation, Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium IV, Honolulu, USA. Presentation.

Marzeion, B., A. Levermann, J. Mignot (2006): Stratification-­dependent Mixing Decreases the Stability of the Atlantic Overturning in a Coupled Climate Model, ESF/JSPS Frontier Science Meeting for Young Researchers on 'Climate Change', Nynäshamn, Sweden. Poster

Marzeion, B., J. Mignot, A. Levermann (2006): The Role of Stratification-dependent Mixing for the Stability of the Atlantic MOC in a Coupled Global Climate Model, EGU Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Poster.

Nyland, B.F.,  E. Jansen, H. Elderfield and C. Andersson: "Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex. and sin.) Mg/Ca and d18O records from the Norwegian Sea", 36th International Arctic Workshop, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, USA, 16. -18. March 2006.


Berzinskaya-Møller, A.., E. Fahrbach , R. Gerdes, M. Karcher, F. Kauker, K. Orvik, U. Schauer, Ø. Skagseth (2005) Warm anomalies in Fram Strait in 1997-2004: comparison between observations and model results, EGU, Vienna, Austria, abstract.

Ivanov, E. Fahrbach, M. Steele, L. Timokhov, E. Hansen, O. Skagseth, D. Walsh (2005) A new pulse of warm North Atlantic water arrived into the Arctic Ocean, EGU, Vienna Austria, abstract

Marzeion, B. (2005): How Ice and Rain May Influence the MOC, poster at EGU Assembly, Vienna, Austria


Iovino, D., and B. Marzeion (2004): Influence of Idealized Forcing and Basin Configuration on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, EGU Assembly, Nice, France. Poster.

Marzeion,B. and Drange,H. (2004) Time-Dependent Behavior of Conceptual Models of the Atlantic Ocean. Bjerknes Centenary 1. - 3. September, Bergen, Norway. Poster.

Marzeion,B. and Drange,H.:"Eddies vs. Upwelling: Freshwater Perturbations and Mixing in Conceptual Ocean Models". IAPSO/SCOR Symposium on Ocean Mixing. Victoria/Canada October 2004. Poster.

Nyland,B.F.,  T. Eldevik, T. Dokken and S. Østerhus."Reconstructing the thermocline in the Faroe- Shetland Channel from paleo proxies and estimating the associated fluxes" ICP IV, 5. - 10. September, 2004, Biarritz, France. and Bjerknes Centenary, 1. - 3. September 2004. Bergen, Norway. Poster.

Nyland, B.F., E. Jansen and H. Elderfield :"Paired Mg/Ca and Oxygen isotopes in N. pachyderma dex and sin from high latitudes" CESOP 3rd Workshop, 14. - 15. June 2004, Gif, Paris, France. Presentation.

Nyland,B.F., E. Jansen and H. Elderfield.:"Paired Mg/Ca and Oxygen isotopes in N. pachyderma dex and sin from high latitudes" ICP IV, Mg/Ca workshop, 5. - 10. September 2004, Biarritz, France. Poster.

Nyland,B.F. E. Jansen and H. Elderfield: "A high resolution record of Mg/Ca in Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex and sin) from a northern high latitude site during the last 1200 years" EGU, 26. - 30. April. 2004, Nice, France. Poster.


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15.11.06   Bergens Tidende Tar ikke klima-trusselen på alvorlig
13.06.06   Aftenposten Kommentar Klimakoden skal knekkes

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29.06.05   MSNBC Global warming makes sea less salty
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31.01.2004     Reportasje i NRK-Radio     Golfstrømmen i fare
18.03.2004     Fra     Klimaforskernes dilemma

Submitted articles / in review:

Nøst, O.A.,  J. Nilsson and J. Nycander (2006) On the asymmetry between cyclonic and anticyclonic flow in basins with sloping boundaries. Submitted to Journal of Physical Oceanography, october.

Hurrell, J. W, M. Visbeck, A. Busalacci, R.A. Clarke, T.L. Delworth, R.R. Dickson, W.E. Johns, K.P. Koltermann, Y. Kushnir, D. Marshall, C. Mauritzen, M.S: McCartney, A. Piola, C. Reason, G. Reverdin, F. Schott, R. Sutton, I. Wainer, D. Wright (2005) Atlantic Climate Variability and Predictability: A CLIVAR perspective. Submitted to Journal of Climate.

Isachsen, P. E., C. Mauritzen, H. Svendsen (2005) The Arctic Mediterranean overturning circulation: Can its strength be diagnosed from regional sea surface buoyancy fluxes? Submitted to Deep-Sea Research.

Marzeion, B., J. Mignot, A. Levermann (2006) Stratification-dependent Mixing May Decrease Stability of Atlantic Overturning under Global Warming, submitted to Geophysical Research Letters.

Marzeion, B., J. Mignot, A. Levermann (2006): The Role of Stratification-dependent Mixing for the Stability of the Atlantic Overturning in a Global Climate Model, resubmitted to Journal of Physical Oceanography

Mork, K.A. (2005) Decadal Climate Variability in the Norwegian Sea based on observations and theory. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research

Skagseth, O., Furevik, T., Ingvaldsen, R., Loeng, H., Mork, K.A., Orvik, K.A., and Ozhigin, V. (2007).Volume and heat transports to the Arctic Ocean via the Norwegian and Barents Seas,  Chapter in the Arctic - Subarctic Ocean Fluxes (ASOF) book

Articles in preparation:

Berner, K. S.1,2, Koç, N.1,2 and Godtliebsen, F. HIGH FREQUENCY CLIMATE

Berner, K. S.1,2, Koç, N. 1,2, Godtliebsen, F. 1,3 and Divine, D. HOLOCENE

Melson, A. and LaCasce, J. H., Horizontal resolution running HYCOM in an idealized basin", 15 pp.

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