Team leaders

Publications ‘Physical drivers’

Arild Sundfjord
RF1 leader
Norwegian Polar Institute

Erica Madonna
RF1 co-leader
University of Bergen


Asbjørnsen H, Årthun M, Skagseth Ø, Eldevik T (2020) Mechanisms Underlying Recent Arctic Atlantification. Geophysical Research Letters 47: e2020GL088036. doi: 10.1029/2020GL088036 

Duarte P, Sundfjord A, Meyer A, Hudson SR, Spreen G, Smedsrud LH (2020) Warm Atlantic Water Explains Observed Sea Ice Melt Rates North of Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 125: e2019JC015662.

Fer I, Koenig Z, Kozlov IE, Ostrowski M, Rippeth TP, Padman L, Bosse A, Kolås E (2020) Tidally Forced Lee Waves Drive Turbulent Mixing Along the Arctic Ocean Margins. Geophysical Research Letters 47: e2020GL088083.

Koenig Z, Fer I, Kolås E, Fossum TO, Norgren P, Ludvigsen M (2020) Observations of Turbulence at a Near-Surface Temperature Front in the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 125: e2019JC015526.

 Kolås EH, Koenig Z, Fer I, Nilsen F, Marnela M (2020) Structure and Transport of Atlantic Water North of Svalbard From Observations in Summer and Fall 2018. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 125: e2020JC016174.

Madonna E, Hes G, Li C, Michel C, Siew PYF (2020) Control of Barents Sea Wintertime Cyclone Variability by Large-Scale Atmospheric Flow. Geophysical Research Letters 47: e2020GL090322. 

Park H, Watanabe E, Kim Y, Polyakov I, Oshima K, Zhang X, Kimball JS, Yang D (2020) Increasing riverine heat influx triggers Arctic sea ice decline and oceanic and atmospheric warming. Science Advances 6: eabc4699. 

Shen H, Li F, He S, Orsolini YJ, Li J (2020) Impact of late spring Siberian snow on summer rainfall in South-Central China. Climate Dynamics 54: 3803-3818.

Siew PYF, Li C, Sobolowski SP, King MP (2020) Intermittency of Arctic–mid-latitude teleconnections: stratospheric pathway between autumn sea ice and the winter North Atlantic Oscillation. Weather Climate Dynamics 1: 261-275. 

Skagseth Ø, Eldevik T, Årthun M, Asbjørnsen H, Lien VS, Smedsrud LH (2020) Reduced efficiency of the Barents Sea cooling machine. Nature Climate Change 10: 661-666.


Crews L, Sundfjord A, Hattermann T (2019) How the Yermak Pass Branch Regulates Atlantic Water Inflow to the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 124: 267-280.

Melsom A, Palerme C, Müller M (2019) Validation metrics for ice edge position forecasts. Ocean Sci 15: 615-630. doi:10.5194/os-15-615-2019

Palerme C, Müller M, Melsom A (2019) An Intercomparison of Verification Scores for Evaluating the Sea Ice Edge Position in Seasonal Forecasts. Geophysical Research Letters 46: 4757-4763. doi:10.1029/2019GL082482


Renner AHH, Sundfjord A, Janout MA, Ingvaldsen RB, Beszczynska-Möller A, Pickart RS, Pérez-Hernández MD (2018) Variability and Redistribution of Heat in the Atlantic Water Boundary Current North of Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 123: 6373-6391.