I am a senior researcher in the Earth Systems group at NORCE Climate and Environment, and am affiliated with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. My research interests center around polar ocean dynamics and their role in the past, present, and future climate. To understand polar ocean dynamics I use a variety of numerical models, ranging from turbulence-resolving simulations, resolving the smallest scales relevant to ocean circulation, to fully coupled climate models, used to understand the role of the ocean in the climate system. When not sitting behind a computer I can also be found at sea, taking measurements off (ice-breaking) research vessels, in particular in the Southern Ocean where a lack of data holds back our understanding of its dynamics.
Over the last few years I have increasingly worked together with paleo-oceanographers to understand the role of polar oceans in past climates, in particular past warmer climates to help us understand the role of the oceans in how our climate system might evolve in the future. Using my knowledge of Southern Ocean dynamics, I have also worked closely with ecologists interested in understanding Antarctic Krill, one of the species with the largest total biomass on our planet which hold a vital position in the marine food chain.