Team leaders

Publications ‘Physical drivers’

Arild Sundfjord
RF1 leader
Norwegian Polar Institute

Erica Madonna
RF1 co-leader
University of Bergen


Duarte, P., Sundfjord, A., Meyer, A., Hudson, S. R., Spreen, G., Smedsrud, L. H. (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, I. E., Ostrowski, M., Rippeth, T. P., Padman, L., et al. (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, T. O., 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, E. H., 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, P. Y. F. (2020). Control of Barents Sea wintertime cyclone variability by large-scale atmospheric flow. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090322.

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

Siew, P. Y. F., Li, C., Sobolowski, S. P., Kin, M. P. (2020). Intermittency of Arctic–mid-latitude teleconnections-stratospheric pathway between autumn sea ice and the winter North Atlantic Oscillation. Weather and Climate Dynamics, 1: 261–275.

Skagseth, Ø., Eldevik, T., Årthun, M., Asbjørnsen, H., Lien, V. S., Smedsrud, L. H. (2020). Reduced efficiency of the Barents Sea cooling machine. Nature Climate Change.


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

Melsom, A., Palerme, C. and Müller M. (2019). Validation metrics for ice edge position forecasts. Ocean Science, 15(3): 615-630. doi:10.5194/os-15-615-2019

Palerme, C., Müller, M. and Melsom A. (2019). An intercomparison of verification scores for evaluating the sea ice edge position in seasonal forecasts. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(9): 4757-4763. doi:10.1029/2019GL082482


Renner, A.H.H., Sundfjord, A., Janout, M.A., Ingvaldsen, R.B., Beszczynska-Möller, A., Pickart, R.S., and Pérez-Hernández (2018). Variability and redistribution of heat in the Atlantic Water boundary current north of Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123: 6373-6391.