Skip to 0 minutes and 15 seconds Did you ever wonder what drives the climate system? Or did you ever wonder why there is such a large contrast in climate between our location here on the west coast of Norway, compared to southern Greenland, which are all at the same latitude?
Skip to 0 minutes and 30 seconds My name is Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu, I am a professor at the Department of Earth Science at the University of Bergen. Here in Bergen it is not uncommon that it rains up to 3 meters in one year. This is because of the frequent storms coming off the ocean and hitting the mountains surrounding our beautiful city. It is therefore no surprise that modern meteorology was developed here in Bergen. In this course we will try to answer many of the key questions relating to the dynamics of the climate system and what drives it. We will also take you on a brief tour of past changes in climate and their causes, as well as discuss the implications of man made emissions of greenhouse gases.
Skip to 1 minute and 11 seconds My energy source today is this sandwich. Together with professor Asgeir Sorteberg we’ll be guiding you through 6 lectures, including interactive problem sets and background reading. Along the way we will visit heavy snowfall in the mountains surrounding Bergen, as well as calving glaciers on the coast of Greenland. On behalf of the University of Bergen I hope you’ll find this course both stimulating, challenging and fun.