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Unseasonal temperatures for Norway

The unusual warm temperatures this winter and forecasts indicating milder winter conditions for January, February and March in Europe are partly due to an atmospheric circulation pattern called the North Atlantic Oscillation, or NAO. This atmospheric circulation pattern explains well the weather we get in Europe, especially in winter.

New book on climate extremes and how they are addressed

A new book edited by CICERO researcher Jana Sillmann, presents challenges, opportunities and various methodologies for the analysis of climate extremes related to impacts across different sectors.

Natural gas and oil use push up global CO2¬ emissions in 2019, according to latest data

Global CO2 emissions are projected to rise a low 0.6% in 2019 due to robust growth in natural gas and oil use, and despite a decline in coal consumption. Natural gas has been the dominant driver of global emissions since 2012.

CICERO researchers give advice for Norwegian wind power development

Kristin Linnerud and Merethe Dotterud Leiren, researchers at CICERO Center for International Climate Research, have recently presented advice for wind power development at three large conferences in Norway.

Forecasts agree: Northern Europe will see a mild and wet winter

Something unusual has happened: All existing global weather models agree that there is a high chance of a wetter and milder winter than normal in northern Europe this year. CICERO researcher and climatologist Nathalie Schaller explains why.