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Photo: Sindre Skrede/NRK
Photo: Sindre Skrede/NRK


Håvik, L., R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, A. Beszczynska-Moller, W. Walczowski, and W.-J. von Appen, 2017. Evolution of the East Greenland Current from Fram Strait to Denmark Strait: Synoptic measurements from summer 2012. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012228.

Pickart, R. S., M. A. Spall, D. J. Torres, K. Våge, H. Valdimarsson, C. Nobre, G. W. K. Moore, S. Jonsson, and D. Mastropole, 2017.The North Icelandic Jet and its relationship to the North Icelandic Irminger Current. Journal of Marine Research, 75, 605-639.

Håvik, L., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, B. Harden, W.-J. von Appen, S. Jónsson, and S. Østerhus, 2017. Structure and variability of the shelfbreak East Greenland Current north of Denmark Strait. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012228.

Almansi, M., T.W.N. Haine, R.S. Pickart, M.G. Magaldi, R. Gelderloos, and D. Mastropole, 2017. Variability in the circulation and hydrography of Denmark Strait from a high-resolution numerical model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47, 2999—3013. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0129.1.

Behrens E., K. Våge, B. Harden, A. Biastoch, and C.W. Böning, 2017: Composition and variability of the Denmark Strait Overflow Water in a high-resolution numerical model hindcast simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 2830-2846, doi:10.1002/2016JC012158

Mastropole D., R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, K. Jochumsen, and J. Girton, 2017: On the hydrography of Denmark Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 306-321, doi:10.1002/2016JC012007

de Steur L., R.S. Pickart, A. Macrander, K. Våge, B. Harden, S. Jónsson, S. Østerhus, and H. Valdimarsson, 2017: Liquid freshwater transport estimates from the East Greenland Current based on continuous measurements north of Denmark Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 93-109, doi:10.1002/2016JC012106



Sergeev, D. E., I. A. Renfrew, T. Spengler 2018: Modification of Polar Low Development by Orography and Sea Ice, Monthly Weather Review, 146, 3325- 3341. doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-18-0086.1.

Våge, K., L. Papritz, L. Håvik, M. A. Spall, G. W. K. Moore, 2018: Ocean convection linked to the recent ice edge retreat along east Greenland. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03468-6

Zhao, J., J. Yang, S. Semper, R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, H. Valdimarsson, and S. Jónsson, 2018. A numerical study of variability in the North Icelandic Irminger Current. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 8994-9009.

Harden, B. E., R. S. Pickart, 2018. High-frequency variability in the North Icelandic Jet. Journal of Marine Research, 76, 47-62.

Katsman, C. A., S. S. Drijfhout, H. A. Dijkstra, and M. A. Spall, 2018: Sinking of dense North Atlantic waters in a global ocean model: locations and controls. Journal of Geophysical Research.

Bringedal, C., T. Eldevik, Ø. Skagseth, and M. A. Spall, 2018: Structure and forcing of observed exchanges across the Greenland-Scotland Ridge.  Journal of Climate, submitted.

Lambert, E. T. Eldevik, and M. A. Spall, 2018: On the dynamics and water mass transformation of a boundary current connecting alpha- and beta-oceans. Journal of Physical Oceanography.

Jensen, M. F., K. H. Nisancioglu, and M. A. Spall, 2018: Large changes in sea ice triggered by small changes in Atlantic water temperature. Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0802.1

Waldman, R., N. Bruggemann, A. Bosse, F. Sevault, S. Somot, and M. A. Spall, 2018: Overturning the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation. Geophysical Research Letters.

Håvik L. and K. Våge, 2018: Wind-driven coastal upwelling and downwelling in the Shelfbreak East Greenland Current. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 6106-6115, doi:10.1029/2018JC014273

Lauvset S.K., A. Brakstad, K. Våge, A. Olsen, E. Jeansson, and K.A. Mork, 2018: Continued warming, salinification and oxygenation of the Greenland Sea gyre. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 70, 1-9, doi:10.1080/16000870.2018.1476434



Renfrew, I. A., A. D. Elvidge, J. Edwards 2019: Atmospheric sensitivity to marginal-ice-zone drag: local and global responses, Quarterly J. Royal Meteorol. Soc., 145, 1165-1179. doi:10.1002/qj.3486

Renfrew, I.A., R.S. Pickart, and 56 co-authors, 2019. The Iceland-Greenland Seas Project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 1795-1817, doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0217.1.

Huang, J. R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, P. Lin, M.A. Spall, and F. Xu, 2019. Structure and Variability of the North Icelandic Jet from two years of mooring data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 2019JC015134.

Spall, M., R. S. Pickart, P. Lin, W.-J. von Appen, D. Mastrople, H. Valdimarsoon, T. W. N. Haine, and M. Almansi, 2019. Frontogenesis and variability in Denmark Strait and its influence on overflow water. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49, 1889-1904.

Semper, S., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, D.J. Torres, and S. Jónsson, 2019. The emergence of the North Icelandic Jet and its evolution from northeast Iceland to Denmark Strait. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2499-2521, 40, DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-19-0088.1.

Johnson, H. L., P. Cessi, D. P. Marshall, F. Schloesser, M. A. Spall, 2019: Recent contributions of theory to our understanding of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 5376-5399. doi:10.1029/2019JC015330

Brakstad, A., Våge, K., Håvik, L., and Moore, G. W. K., 2019. Water Mass Transformation in the Greenland Sea during the Period 1986–2016, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(1), 121-140.

Håvik L., M. Almansi, K. Våge, and T.W.N. Haine, 2019: Atlantic-origin Overflow Water in the East Greenland Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49, 2255-2269 doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0216.1


Lin, P., R.S. Pickart, K. Jochumsen, M. Moritz, G.W.K. Moore, H. Valdimarsson, T. Fristedt, 2020. Kinematic Structure and Dynamics of the Denmark Strait Overflow from Ship-based Observations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50, 3235-3251.

Foukal, N.P., R. Gelderloos, and R.S. Pickart, 2020. A continuous pathway for fresh water along the East Greenland shelf. Science Advances, 6(43), eabc4254, DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abc4254.

Almansi, M., T.W.N. Haine, R. Gelderloos, and R.S. Pickart, 2020. Evolution of Denmark Strait overflow cyclones and their relationship to overflow surges. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2019GL086759.

Huang, J., R. S. Pickart, R. X. Huang, P. Lin, A. Brakstad, and F. Xu, 2020. Sources and upstream pathways of the densest overflow in the Nordic Seas. Nature Communications,

Semper, S., R.S. Pickart, K. Våge, K.M. Larsen, H. Hátún, and B. Hansen, 2020. The Iceland-Faroe Slope Jet: A conduit for dense water toward the Faroe Bank Channel overflow. Nature Communications,

Casanova-Masjoan, M, M.D Pérez-Hernández, R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, A. Macrander, P. Vélez-Belchí, D. Grisolía-Santos, D. J. Torres, S. Jónsson, K. Våge, A. Hernández-Guerra, 2020. Alongstream, seasonal and interannual variability of the North Icelandic Irminger Current and East Icelandic Current around Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research, 125, e2020JC016283.

Ypma, S. L., M. A. Spall, E. Lambert, S. Georgiou, J. D. Pietrzak and C. A. Katsman, 2020: The contrasting dynamics of the buoyancy-forced Lofoten and Greenland Basins.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50, 1227-1244. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0280.1

Pope, J.O., Bracegirdle, T.J., Renfrew, I.A. and Elvidge, A.D. (2020) The impact of wintertime sea-ice anomalies on high surface heat flux events in the Iceland and Greenland Seas. Climate Dynamics. 54. 1937–1952. Link

Elvidge, A. D., Kuipers Munneke, P., King, J. C., Renfrew, I. A. and Gilbert, E. (2020). Atmospheric drivers of melt on Larsen C Ice Shelf: surface energy budget regimes and the impact of foehn. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125 (17).

Duscha, C., Bakhoday Paskyabi, M. and Reuder, J. (2020). Statistic and coherence response of ship-based lidar observations to motion compensation. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1669, 012020, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1669/1/012020



Terpstra, A., I. A. Renfrew, D. E. Sergeev 2021: Characteristics of cold air outbreaks and associated polar mesoscale cyclogenesis over the North Atlantic region, J. Climate, doi:10.1175/ JCLI-D-20-0595.1

Renfrew, I.A., C.  Barrell, A. D. Elvidge, J. K. Brooke, C. Duscha, J. C. King, J. Kristiansen, T. Lachlan Cope, G. W. K. Moore, R.S. Pickart, J. Reuder, I. Sandu, D. Sergeev, A. Terpstra, K. Våge, A. Weiss 2021: An evaluation of surface meteorology and fluxes over the Iceland and Greenland Seas in ERA5 reanalysis: the impact of sea ice distribution, Quarterly J. Royal Meteorol. Soc., 147, 691–712. doi:10.1002/qj.3941

Tsubouchi T., K. Våge, B. Hansen, K.M.H. Larsen, S. Østerhus, C. Johnson, S. Jónsson, and H. Valdimarsson, 2021: Increased ocean heat transport into the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean over the period 1993–2016. Nature Climate Change, 11, doi:10.1038/s41558-020-00941-3

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Huang, J., R.S. Pickart, F. Bahr, L.T. McRaven, and F. Xu. Wintertime water mass transformation in the western Iceland and Greenland Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research, submitted.

Spall, M.A., M. Almansi, J. Huang, T.W.N. Haine, and R.S. Pickart. Lateral redistribution of heat and salt in the Nordic Seas. Progress in Oceanography, submitted.

Pacini, A., R. S. Pickart, I. A. LeBras, F. Straneo, N. P. Holliday, M. A. Spall. Cyclonic eddies in the West Greenland boundary current system. Journal of Physical Oceanography, submitted.

Gu, S., Z. Liu, H. C. Ng, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, J. F. McManus, M. Spall, A. Jahn, C. He, L. Li, M. Yan, L. Wu: Intensified AMOC interior pathway of glacial North Atlantic intermediate water due to open ocean convection. Science, submitted.

Duscha, C., C. Barrell, I. A. Renfrew, I. M. Brooks, H. Sodemann, J. Reuder: A ship-based characterization of coherent boundary-layer structures over the lifecycle of two marine cold air outbreaks. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, submitted.

Elvidge, A. D., Renfrew, I. A., Brooks, I. M., Srivastava, P., Yelland, M. J., Prytherch, J. Surface heat and moisture exchange in the marginal ice zone: Observations and a new parameterization scheme for weather and climate models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, submitted.

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