Curriculum Vitae


Name: Asgeir Sorteberg
Born: 06.02.1970
Nationality: Norwegian
Researcher unique identifier ORCID: 0000-0001-6003-9618
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2012-present: Professor Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.
2008-2012: Associate Professor Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.
2002-2008: Researcher Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, , University of Bergen.
Jun-Oct 2006: Guest Researcher International Arctic Reseasrch Center, University of Fairbanks, Alaska.
1999-2001: Researcher Research and Development Department, Norwegian Meteorological Institute
1998: Researcher Department for Integrated Environmental Systems, Norwegian Institute for Air Research
1994-1998: Dr. Scient in meteorology, Geophysical Institute , University of Bergen.
1993-1994: Cand. Scient. in meteorology, Geophysical Institute , University of Bergen.
Jun-Dec 1993: Guest Researcher (part of Cand. Scient. degree) Department of Meteorology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
1989-1993: Cand. Mag. with mathematics, physics, oceanography and meteorology. University of Bergen (UoB).


2011-present: Leader Climate Dynamics group at Geophysical Institute, Univ. of Bergen.
2007: Scientific coordinator Nile Basin Research Programme (climate and health)
2005-2007: Board member Norwegian Climate Center
2004-2007: Leader Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Univ. of Bergen activity 5: Predictability and future climate change


Present: Review editor IPCC Assessment Report 6 WG1, Chap. 11: Weather and climate extreme events in a changing climate.
Present: Lead author Climate in Svalbard 2100. Commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency
2015: Lead author Climate in Norway 2100 – a knowledge base for climate adaptation. Commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency
2012: Lead author IPCC Special Report "Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters'" (SREX). Chapter 3: Changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the natural physical environment).
2009: Lead author Climate in Norway 2100 – Background material for Official Norwegian Report NOU 2010:10 - Adapting to a changing climate. Commissioned by the Norwegian Environment Agency
2009: Lead author Climate development in North Norway and the Svalbard region during 1900-2100. Commissioned by NorACIA as part of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA).


Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen:
GEOF100. Introduction to climate, atmosphere and ocean physics (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
GEOF120. Meteorology (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014).
GEOF324: The general circulation of the atmosphere (2009, 2010)
GEOF212: Physical Climatology (2008,2011,2012).
MNF344: Causes of Climate Change (2017, 2018)

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
FutureLearn: Causes of Climate Change (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Guest lecturer:
Department of Earth Physics (GEO), Univ. of Bergen: GEOV217: Geohazards (2016, 2017, 2018)

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH): ENE452: Global Aspects of Climate Change and Ethical Challenges (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Centre for International Health (CIH), Univ. of Bergen: INTH313: Globalisation and Health (2014)

Bergen Summer Research School, UiB: GDC08-05/GDC10-05: Research Methods in Climate change and Health (2008, 2010), GDC16-05: Climate change and water (2016)

Department of Physics and Technology (IFT), Univ. of Bergen: PHYS109: Introduction in Astrophysics (2012, 2013)

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS):
AGF-213: Polar Meteorology (2000,2001,2002).
AGF-212: Processes in Snow and Ice (2002).
AG-204: The Physical Geography of Svalbard (2002,2003, 2004,2005)
AGF-211: Air/Ice/Sea Interaction (2004,2005,2006,2007).


2008-2018: PhD: Main supervisor: 10 students (8 finished, 2 ongoing)..
2003-2018 MSc: Main supervisor: 19 students (18 finished, 1 ongoing).


2015-2018: Project co-ordinator ExPrecFlood: Climatic changes in short duration extreme precipitation and rapid onset flooding - implications for design values (Norwegian Research Council)
2015-2016: Project co-ordinator WaCyEx: Water Cycle Extremes across Scales (Center for Climate Dynamics)
2012-2015: Principal Investigator NorIndia: Climate Change and its Impacts on Selected Indian Hydrological Systems using Earth System and High-Resolution Modelling (Norwegian Research Council)
2011-2014: Principal Investigator EarthClim: An Integrated Earth System Approach to Explore Natural Variability and Climate Sensitivity (Norwegian Research Council)
2011-2014: Project co-ordinator IPCC AR5 Task Force (Center for Climate Dynamics)
2009-2012: Project co-ordinator SnowHim: "The Influence of Snow and Ice Changes on Water Resources in Himalaya (Norwegian Research Council)
2007-2012: Principal Investigator EMAPS: Ethiopian Malaria Prediction System. Observations and modelling of the relationship between climatic variability and malaria in Ethiopia. (NORAD)
2007-2010: Principal Investigator POCAHONTAS: "Polar Climate and Heat Transport (Norwegian Research Council)
2005-2009:Principal Investigator GEOEXTREME: Geohazards, Climatic Change, and Extreme Weather Events (Norwegian Research Council)