To learn more about future climate change, scientist will for the first time examine sediment cores from the bottom of lakes to reconstruct past floods in western Norway.
About this research group
The Regional Climate & Climate Services group engages in research on the global climate system with a focus on regional scales and processes. The group also engages with a wide range of user communities to distill decision-relevant climate information. We aim to further understand how the climate varies and how feedbacks impact the climate system from daily to decadal time scales. Our investigations are based primarily on combinations of dynamical and statistical models of varying complexity. Throughout the research process, we identify and engage in trans-disciplinary research challenges with national and international research partners, stakeholders and decision makers. Currently, our project portfolio comprises projects with Norwegian and European partners as well as with partners from Cuba, Bangladesh, India and Brazil.
The Regional Climate & Climate Services group collaborates closely with the Climate Dynamics group.
• Distillation of climate information into user-tailored products based on physical processes in the climate system that influence real-world problems (”Climate services”)
• Development of the next generation dynamical and statistical tools and approaches in the service of adaptation, impacts assessment and mitigation efforts
• Investigation of physical mechanisms driving climate change and variability at local to regional scales, i.e. meteorological and hydrological responses to both human and natural forcings, and their impacts