2023/2024

Heterogeneous Climate Forcing

Linking Regional Perturbations to Climate Implications Across Multiple Scales (HETCLIF)

Natural Sciences
HETCLIF. Smog over Delhi. Photo: Bjørn H. Samset.

Principal investigators

Marianne Tronstad Lund

Senior Researcher
Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO)
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research /
Geosciences /
Natural Sciences

Bjørn Hallvard Samset

Senior Researcher
Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO)
Year at CAS

Abstract

How the climate responds to regional forcing is poorly known. Progress is hampered, in part, by limited observations, incomplete process understanding and poor model performance at regional scales, but even more by a lack of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. To address these issues, HETCLIF will co-locate and draw on the expertise and ongoing activities of world-leading researchers in aerosol forcing and regional feedback processes, advanced modeling, and atmosphere and ocean dynamics. Our key goal is to quantify the country-to-global scale implications of regional forcing through applications of dynamical theory, high and intermediate complexity modelling, and statistical pattern analysis. We will build on ongoing efforts to understand emerging and expected patterns of change in response to future heterogeneous forcing and develop a timely community approach for an emerging scientific discipline.

Fellows

Robert J. Allen

Associate Professor
University of California Riverside
Year at CAS

Annica Ekman

Professor
Stockholm University
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research /
Natural Sciences

Manoj Joshi

Professor
University of East Anglia
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research

Fei Fei Luo

Researcher
Chengdu University of Information Technology
Year at CAS

Geeta Persad

Assistant Professor
University of Texas
Year at CAS

Catherine Toolan

PhD Candidate
University of Reading
Year at CAS

Daniel Westervelt

Associate Professor
Columbia University
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research

Kayla White

PhD Candidate
University of Texas
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research

Laura Wilcox

Associate Professor
University of Reading
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research

Affiliated researchers

Terje K.
Berntsen

Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)

Carley
Iles

Senior Researcher
Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO)

Srinath
Krishnan

Senior Researcher
Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO)

Camilla Weum
Stjern

Senior Researcher
Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO)

Trude
Storelvmo

Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)

News

A recent article in 'Forskningspolitikk' focuses on the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) and its significance in basic research. The article, written by Lisbet Jære, features researchers like Bjørn Samset and Svenn-Erik Mamelund, who highlight the unique opportunities provided by CAS.

On Wednesday, 20 September, CAS proudly participated in Forskningsdagene, an annual festival where researchers from across the country showcase their work.

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