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Iris investigates the role of land-atmosphere interactions on temperature variability and extremes in Norway, Sweden and Finland
Her research combines physical geography, meteorology, synoptic climatology and land surface modelling.
Iris completed her B.Sc. degree in Geography at the University of Zagreb focusing on spatial analysis using GIS and causality relations between the elements of society and the natural environment. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science from Lund University with a minor from the University College Cork. During her Master, she analysed the feedback mechanisms between the physical and chemical processes in the climate system and terrestrial ecosystems. Her thesis project was on changes in radiative forcing due to clear-cutting in Sweden. Given that she has been actively enrolled in field studies as a research assistant at Lund University, the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo, her research interests include both observational and modelling approaches.
Currently, Iris is a PhD candidate examining the coupling effect between terrestrial biogeophysical forcing and atmospheric blocking for the assessment of high-temperature extremes using the state-of-the-art coupled climate model WRF-CTSM. Her research aims to disentangle the extent to which different land cover types affect the severity of heatwaves at high northern latitudes.
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