Homepage of Harald Sodemann

Professor in Meteorology at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen

My continued research interest is on gaining a better understanding of the Earth system through model and observation approaches, focusing on the atmospheric branch of the hydrological cycle. Further research interest include atmospheric transport processes, and the representation of physical processes in numerical weather prediction models.

Much of my work is related to understanding atmospheric water transport in the troposphere. The source regions of precipitation and water vapour are an important ingredient of precipitation extremes. But they are also key for understanding many archives of the past climate, such as ice cores and stalagmites. Taking a weather systems perspective and using stable water isotopes as a tool, my aim is to understand how individual weather events form climatic information.

Research topics

  • Evaporation sources and atmospheric transport of water vapour
  • Atmospheric transport processes of trace gases and aerosols
  • Inter-annual variability of stable isotopes in precipitation
  • Export of dust from the Sahara desert
  • Energy fluxes in high-latitude stable boundary layers

Further interests

  • Active and effective teaching and learning approaches
  • Developing scientific software as research tools
  • Scientific writing and presentation