ADVISEE (to top)

I advised/co-advised the following M.Sc. and Ph.D work:


Kjersti L. Daae, “Production, export, dynamics and variability of bottom water in the southern Weddell Sea” (ongoing)

Mostafa Bakhoday Paskyabi, “Effects of air-sea interaction processes and movement of measurement platforms” (ongoing)

Knut Sponheim Seim, “Faroe Bank Channel overflow” (NTNU, Feb. 2011)

Florian Geyer, “Gravity-driven flow of dense water from a shelf or a sill to the stratified deeper ocean” (Jan. 2010)

Anders Sirevaag, “Turbulence and heat exchange in the under-ice boundary layer” (Jan. 2009)

Karolina Widell, “Ice-Ocean interaction and the under-ice boundary layer in an Arctic fjord” (Jun. 2006)


Algot K. Peterson, “Microstructure measurements using a glider in the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow” (Jun. 2013)

Tuva K.B. Fjellsbø, “Circulation, mixing and tidally-induced energy fluxes in Van Mijenfjorden” (Jun. 2013)

Mari F. Jensen, “Low-frequency variability on the continental slope of the eastern Weddell Sea” (Nov. 2012)

Anja K. Meyer, “Vertical mixing in the Arctic Ocean inferred from expendable current profilers” (May 2011)

Itzel Ruvalcaba-Baroni, “Internal waves and mixing in Sognefjorden” (Jun. 2009)

Kjersti L. Daae, “Mixing on the continental slope of the southern Weddell Sea” (May 2008)

Kristin Richter, “Turbulent dissipation and diapycnal mixing at high latitude: Western Barents Sea” (Jun. 2005)


GEOF310: Boundary Layer Turbulence in the Atmosphere and the Ocean (to top)

This is a 10 credits course. I am teaching it together with Prof. Jochen Reuder who is responsible for the atmosphere part. During the course we follow S.A. Thorpe's "An Introduction to Ocean Turbulence" book as well as an under-ice boundary layer article by McPhee and Morison.


GEOF110: Introduction to Atmopshere and Ocean Dynamics (to top)

(Innføring i dynamikken til atmosfæren og havet)
Now thought by Helge Drange. I was responsible for GEOF110 in 2008 and 2009. GEOF110 is an introductory course and will give a good basis for further studies in meteorology and oceanography. A broad introduction to the theory of motion in the atmosphere and ocean is given. First principles are used to describe and interpret the structure and evolution of the large scale motions.

The course is 10 Credits given in English or Norwegian. Assessment is through one midway exam (written, 2 hours. Counts 20% on the final grade) and a final exam (written, 4 hours. Counts 80% on the final grade).

During the course we follow:
1. Pond and Pickard: Introductory Dynamical Oceanography
2. Tor Gammelsrød: Tyngdebølger, kompendium.
3. Wallace and Hobbs: Atmospheric science (Ch.7)

Download the pensum here.

Download the compendium on gravity waves (surface and internal) here.

There are 10 sets of practical problems solved. This pdf file, prepared by Ole Henrik Segtnan includes the problems sets used in 2007 and 2008.


Other (to top)

AGF311: Air-Ice-Ocean Interaction

This course is in UNIS and is co-ordinated by Dr. Frank Nilsen. In fall 2007, I gave a series of lectures (10 hours in total) on thermohaline circulation, overflow, cascading and mixing using selected seminal papers.


Ilker Fer ; Last updated: September 2013.