Trial lecture – Eva @ Auditorium 5, Realfagsbygget
May 22 @ 13:15 – 14:00

Ph.d.-kandidat Evangeline Sessford holder prøveforelesning over følgende oppgitte emne for ph.d.-graden:

The nature of MIS 3 stadial-interstadial transitions in terrestrial archives


Tid:        Onsdag 22. mai 2019, kl. 13.15

Sted:     Auditorium 5, Realfagbygget



Professor Haflidi Haflidason, Institutt for geovitenskap (leder)

Professor Jostein Bakke , Institutt for geovitenskap

Førsteamanuensis Kikki Flesche Kleiven, Institutt for geovitenskap

PI meeting @CPH
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day
PhD defense Eva @ Auditorium 5, Realfagsbygget
Jun 14 @ 10:15 – 12:30
Friday, June 14 at 10:15 Evangeline Sessford will give her final lecture for the defense of her PhD degree.
Title: Hydrography in the Nordic Seas during Dansgaard-Oeschger events 8-5
Venue: Auditorium 5, Science building (Realfagbygget), Allégaten 41, Bergen
Msc defenses@NBI
Jun 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Masters thesis defense by Nicholas Emiliano Robles

Title: “Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Impurities in Northern Greenland from NEEMEGRIP Traverses”


Master thesis defense by Mirjam Martina Läderach

Title: “Continuous flow analysis on EastGRIP ice core for the midHolocene period”


Master thesis defense by Michelle Shu-Ting Lee

Title: “Climate projections based on the NEEM ice core for the Holocene period between 3.000 and 9.000 years before present”


Supervisors Helle Kjær, Paul Vallelonga and Anders Svensson and or a combination thereof


Trial lecture – Nora
Jun 27 all-day

Information on time and venue will come.

Ida Ringaard PhD defense
Jun 28 @ 13:00 – 16:00

13.00 – Ida Margrethe Ringgaard will be having her PhD defense in room 0-08.

Title: Sensitivity of Arctic sea ice change on climate in the coupled climate model EC-Earth

Abstract: The climate system has throughout time been sensitive to changes in the Arctic sea ice. During the last glacial period, the climate experienced abrupt climatic changes (Dansgaard-Oeschger events), likely due to a rapid retreat of the Nordic Seas sea ice. Present climate experiences a sea ice loss as well, where the regional sea ice loss in the Barents-Kara Seas has been linked to cold European winters. In the future, Arctic sea ice is projected to disappear. This PhD project aimed at investigating the sensitivity of the climate to changes in the Arctic sea ice. For this, the atmosphere-ocean coupled climate model EC-Earth was used. Focus was on the impact of the regional sea ice loss in the Barents-Kara Seas, as well as the pan-Arctic sea ice loss projected in the RCP8.5 emission scenario. Testing the sensitivity to sea ice changes in a coupled climate model required a method for constraining sea ice. Two methods using the surface sensible heat flux to nudge sea ice were tested, one of them conserving energy. This latter method required a fine balance to avoid model instabilities, a balance that we did not succeed in finding for longer simulations. Our results showed that Barents-Kara sea ice loss might be linked to a cooling over parts of Europe in winter, but the response was weak and only present for the temporal mean winter temperatures. The coldest winters did not show a statistically significant cooling over Europe for any amount of sea ice loss in the Barents-Kara Seas. The RCP8.5 scenario simulation was run for 1350 years (1850-3200) using EC-Earth-PISM, where EC-Earth is coupled to an interactive Greenland Ice Sheet. During the simulation, the Arctic transitioned from having a perennial sea ice cover to an ice-free Arctic Ocean. The overall evolution of the RCP8.5 simulation resembled that of the CMIP5 ensemble, although the loss of the Arctic sea ice appeared to lead to a shift in trends for some key parameters: the precipitation variability increased, the AMOC stabilized after an initial reduction and the Arctic Ocean stratification strengthened. However, as changes in sea ice coincided with increasing global temperature and anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas emissions, more work is required to separate the effects.


For more information on the PhD defense, please visit the cic website:

PhD defense – Nora
Aug 30 @ 13:15 – 14:00

Nora Loose disputerer for ph.d.-graden:

Avhandlingens tittel:
”Adjoint Modeling and Observing System Design in the Subpolar North Atlantic”

Professor, D.Phil. Andrew M. Moore
Ocean Sciences Department, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

Førsteamanuensis, ph.d. Céline Heuzé
Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Göteborgs universitet, Sverige

Øvrig medlem i komiteen:
Professor, ph.d. Stéphane Rondenay
Institutt for geovitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen

Leder av disputasen:
Professor Tore Furevik
Institutt for geovitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen

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