Kjersti Kalhagen

PhD candidate, Physical Oceanography

B 322

PhD project (2019-2023)

Cross-slope exchange processes and frontal dynamics north of Svalbard and in the Barents Sea.


Ilker Fer (UiB/UNIS), Ragnheid Skogseth, Eva Falck, Till Baumann (UiB), Martin Ludvigsen (NTNU/UNIS) og Frank Nilsen.

The position is affiliated with The Nansen Legacy – Norway’s largest marine research project , and the goal is to study vorticity dynamics along continental slopes and in troughs into the Barents Sea, water mass exchange processes and lateral mixing across shelf breaks, water mass modifications along the Atlantic boundary current north of Svalbard, and heat fluxes into the Nansen basin and northern Barents Sea.


Impact of winter freshwater from tidewater glaciers on fjords in Svalbard and Greenland; A review

Kjersti Kalhagen