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E-mail: amund.aasbrenn@cicero.oslo.no

Amund has his education from the University of Oslo and holds a master’s degree in mathematics didactics with a specialization in online video teaching. He has worked with communication, video production and social media for the University of Oslo since 2017. He has experience both as a science teacher in the classroom and with science dissemination on video in different forms and styles, and started working for CICERO in September 2021.

Projects

  • AVIATE: How can aviation contribute to a low-carbon society? The AVIATE (Aviation in a low-carbon society) project will provide better understanding of the climate impact of aviation, both for Norway and globally, and explore options for reducing that impact.
  • VOM – insentiver til Virkemidler for Omstilling av Matsystemet Emissions of greenhouse gases must be reduced drastically and rapidly to keep the climate goals in the Paris Agreement within reach. The food system is an important source of emissions, with a major impact on land use, biodiversity, and health.
  • CATHY Emissions of Asian Anthropogenic Aerosols (A3) are rapidly changing - most notably black carbon and sulphate aerosol precursors from India and China. The resulting range of climate impacts and societal hazards may dominate regionally over greenhouse gas induced trends for the next several decades, but the implications are as yet insufficiently explored. CATHY (Climate implications of rapid changes in Asian Anthropogenic Aerosol emissions: Temperature, Hydrological cycle and variabilitY) tackles the urgent need for quantifying climate related hazards resulting from ongoing and projected changes in A3 emissions.
  • ARIDITY Dust is the most abundant species of aerosol in the atmosphere. While mineral dust from deserts is the largest source, an important but less well-studied component is soil dust from sparsely vegetated surfaces. Commonly referred to as “anthropogenic dust”, arising from the influence of human activities on land surfaces and subsequent increase in wind erosion and dust emissions, this source is believed to contribute a substantial fraction to the total global dust load. However, the contribution and climate impact of anthropogenic dust, through interactions with radiation, clouds and precipitation, is poorly quantified.

Web articles

  • Global warming on a steady course In a recent study published in Nature Communications, international scientists have taken on a persistent problem in climate science: near-term climate evolution.