RegClim – the Norwegian co-ordinated science project “Regional Climate Development Under Global Warming” pronounces in a press release that there is an increased risk for strong precipitation and wind in parts of the Norwegian coastline; that it’s a limit risk for a weakened Gulf Stream; and that particles in polluted air displaces tropical rain climate further south.
RegClim scenarios for the climate have calculated an increased risk for extreme weather for the next fifty years in Norway. These are the main results that were delivered by the project management group on a press conference in Oslo 21. November.
Along with an increasingly warmer climate, especially during winters, there is a boosted danger for intense precipitation calculated in parts of the Norwegian coastline, and there will be strong wind more often on the coast and the ocean outside the two counties in the northern part of Norway.
RegClim has its own web site – www.nilu.no/regclim - where the results that were presented at the press conference are displayed along with the press release, the report and a new colour brochure.
What is RegClim?
The RegClim is the acronym for a co-ordinated scientific project to estimate probable changes in the regional climate in Northern Europe, bordering sea areas and major parts of the Arctic (“our region”), given a global climate change.
The second aim is to quantify, as far as possible, uncertainties in these estimates, inter alia, by investigating the significance of regional scale climate forcings pertaining specifically to our region.
Six Norwegian reseach institutions participate in the project:
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (met.no)
Institute of Marine Research
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Geophysical Institute - The University of Bergen
Department of Geophysics - The University of Oslo
Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU)
The RegClim project is financed by The Research Council of Norway (“The Environment and Development Division”, “The Programme Committee of the Climate Research Programme (KlimaProg)”). In addition there are considerable financing made by the above institutions. There about 35 scientists involved in the project.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has the main responsibility for co-ordination. The project has management group of three scientists, where Professor Trond Iversen, Department of Geophysics - The University of Oslo, is leader.
The web site www.nilu.no/regclim is hosted and conducted by Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), who also have scientific secretary of the project by scientist Chris R. Lunder at NILU.