Author Archives: Iselin Medhaug

About Iselin Medhaug

I am a PostDoc in climate dynamics at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. My main research interest is the climate variability in the North Atlantic ocean, with focus on ocean circulation and heat transport from the tropics to the pole on time scales from years to decades.

Glaciers bulldozing the landscape the slow way

If we bulldoze a hill to make way for a road or a house, the scars are very apparent in the landscape. When a glacier does the same, we don’t notice it because it takes so much longer. Clemens explained … Continue reading

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To index or not to index?

Imagine trying to explain whether or not it is a wet and warm winter on the western coast of Norway based on the surface air pressure in Iceland. Sounds far fetched? That’s in a way what researchers do to simplify … Continue reading

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If temperatures aren’t rising, where does the heat go?

The globe is warming, glaciers are melting, sea level is rising and ice caps are starting to disappear. This is predominantly due to the increasing amount of greenhouse gases, like for example CO2 and methane, in the atmosphere through fossil … Continue reading

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