Arctic Geophysics

Dec
13

Temperature variations and trends at 90 km height in the Arctic atmosphere

13 December 2016

Silje Eriksen Holmen has investigated temperatures in the middle atmosphere (the mesosphere) over Longyearbyen and Tromsø and has found that temperature varies periodically according to atmospheric wind patterns and waves. Holmen will defend her PhD thesis at UNIS on 19 December 2016.

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Nov
21

New UNIS weather station – now in the sea!

21 November 2016

UNIS has recently deployed a new underwater measurement station in Isfjorden. Now everyone can monitor the temperature, currents, tides and biological activity via the internet.

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Oct
19

SuperDARN officially opened

19 October 2016

Norway’s first SuperDARN radar was officially opened today. From now on data from the radar, which signals reach well over the North Pole, will be available to the rest of the world.

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Sep
23

Impurities of glacier ice

23 September 2016

The Greenland ice sheet is not entirely white. Parts of the ice sheet have darkened since 1996, leading to increased melting. PhD candidate Thomas Gölles has developed tools to study the interplay of particle accumulation, ice flow and ice melt. Gölles will defend his dissertation at UNIS on 29 September.

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Jun
03

Summer and autumn courses with extended application possibility

3 June 2016

Some courses in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics, and technology have an extended application possibility – Apply today!

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Mar
22

Any hope for sea ice this winter?

22 March 2016

If you are longing for sea ice, the development so far is indeed depressing. This winter is unusually warm in Svalbard and we may face the largest failure in sea ice formation in West-Spitsbergen ever, according to scientists from UNIS and the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute.

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Mar
04

Autumn courses open for application

4 March 2016

Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! There are 39 courses on bachelor, master and PhD level that are now open for application. The duration of the courses ranges from two weeks up to a whole semester. The application deadline is 15 April 2016.

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Jan
25

Apply for summer courses now

25 January 2016

Application is now open for UNIS courses that start in summer (June/July), and early autumn semester. The application deadline is 15 February 2016.

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May
15

The final act for Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica?

15 May 2015

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and is likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade. UNIS associate professor Chris Borstad is part of the scientific team behind the study.

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