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Øystein Skagseth

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Arbeider med

  • Hydrographic changes in the Nordic Seas
  • Shelf-deep ocean interaction
  • Atlantic Water from the North Atlantic to the Arctic - transformation and variability
  • The Norwegian Coastal Current: forcing and hydrographic changes, and relations to recruitment of Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring.

Curriculum Vitae

Updated list of publications can be found at


  1.  Lien, VS, Schlictholz, P, Skagseth, Ø, Vikebø, F (2016) Wind-driven Atlantic water inflow as a direct mode for reduced Barents Sea ice cover. Accepeted J. Climate
  2. Sandvik, AD, Skagseth, Ø, Skogen, M. (2016) Model validation: Issues regarding comparison of point measurements and high- resolution model results. Ocean Modeling, pp. 68-73,DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.007
  3. Skagseth, Ø., Slotte, A., Stenevik, E.K., Nash, RDM (2015) Characteristics of the Norwegian Coastal Current during years with high recruitment of Norwegian spring spawning herring (Clupea harengus L.), PLOS ONE, PloS one 10 (12), e0144117
  4. Chafik, L., Nilsson, J., Skagseth, Ø, and Lundberg, P (2015) On the Flow of Atlantic Water and Temperature Anomalies in the Nordic Seas Towards the Arctic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120 (12), 7897-7918
  5. Skardhamar, J., Skagseth, Ø., Albretsen, J. (2015) Diurnal tides on the Barents Sea continental slope. Deep-Sea Research, I, 97, 40-51
  6. Bøe, R., Skarðhamar, J., Rise, L., Dolan, D., Bellec, V., Winsborrow, M., Skagseth, Ø., Knies, J., King, E., Walderhaug, O., Chand, S., Buenz, S., Mienert, J (2015) Sandwaves and sand transport on the Barents Sea continental slope offshore northern Norway. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 60, 34-53 On-line
  7. K.A. Mork, Ø. Skagseth, V. Ivshin, V. Ozhigin, S.L. Hughes and H. Valdimarsson (2014) Advective and atmospheric forced changes in heat and fresh water content in the Norwegian Sea, 1951-2010 Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2014GL061038
  8. Eldevik, T., Skagseth, Ø, et al. (2014) A brief history of climate –the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming. Quat. Sci. Rev, DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.028
  9. Lien, V., Vikebø, F., Skagseth, Ø. (2013) One mechanism contributing to covariability of the Atlantic inflow branches to the Arctic. Nature Com., article, doi: 10.1038/ncomms2505
  10. Årthun, M, Eldevik, T., Smedsrud, LH, Skagseth,Ø., Ingvaldsen, R. (2012) Quantifying the influence of Atlant heat on Barents Sea ice variability and retreat. Journal of Climate 2012 ;doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00466.1
  11. Skagseth, Ø, KA, Mork (2012) Heat Content in the Norwegian Sea, 1995-2010. Ices Journal of Marine Science, ICES J. Mar. Sci. (2012) doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fss026. http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/02/24/icesjms.fss026.full.pdf
  12. Skagseth, Ø., K. Drinkwater, and E. Terrile (2011) Wind and buoyancy induced transport of the Norwegian Coastal Current in the Barents Sea, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C08007, doi:10.1029/2011JC006996, 2011 http://www.agu.org/journals/pip/jc/2011JC006996-pip.pdf
  13. C. Mauritzen, E. Hansen, M. Andersson, B. Berx, A. Beszczynska-Möller, I. Burud, K.H. Christensen, J. Debernard, L. de Steur, P. Dodd, S. Gerland, Ø. Godøy, B. Hansen, S. Hudson, F. Høydalsvik, R. Ingvaldsen, P.E. Isachsen, Y. Kasajima, I. Koszalka, K.M. Kovacs, M. Køltzow, J. LaCasce, C.M. Lee, T. Lavergne, C. Lydersen, M. Nicolaus, F. Nilsen, O.A. Nøst, K.A. Orvik, M. Reigstad, H. Schyberg, L. Seuthe, Ø. Skagseth, J. Skarðhamar, R. Skogseth, A. Sperrevik, C. Svensen, H. Søiland, S.H. Teigen, V. Tverberg and C.W. Riser, (2011), Closing the loop – Approaches to monitoring the state of the Arctic Mediterranean during the International Polar Year 2007–2008 Prog. Oceanogr., doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.010,
  14. Mork, K.A., Skagseth, Ø. (2010), A quantitative description of the Norwegian Atlantic Current by combining altimetry and hydrography. Ocean Science, 6, 901-911, 2010   -
  15. Rawlins, M.A., Steele, M., Holland, M.M., Adam, J.C., Cherry, J.E., Francis, J.A., Groisman, P.Y., Hinzman, L.D., Hunthington, T.G., Kane, D.L., Kimball, J.S., Kwok, R., Lammers, R.B., Lee, C.M., Lettenmaier, D.P., McDonald, K.C., Podest, E., Pundsack, J.W., Rudels, B., Serreze, M.C., Shiklomanov, A., Skagseth, Ø., Troy, T.J., Vorosmarty, C.J., Wenesnahan, M., Wood, E.F., Woodgate, R., Yang, D., Zhang, K., Zhang, T. (2010), Analysis of the Arctic System for Freshwater Cycle Intensification: Observations and Expectations. Journal of Climate, Nov. 2010, 5715-5737, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3421.1 
  16. Smedsrud, L.H., R. Ingvaldsen, R., Nilsen, J. E. Ø., and Skagseth, Ø. (2010) Barents Sea heat – transport, storage and surface fluxes. Ocean Science, 6 (1), 219–234.  
  17. Skagseth, Ø. (2008) Recirculation of Atlantic Water in the western Barents Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L11606, doi:10.1029/2008GL033785  
  18. Skagseth, Ø., Furevik, T., Ingvaldsen, R., Loeng, H., Mork, K.A., Orvik, K.A., Ozhigin, V. (2008) Volume and heat transports to the Arctic via the Norwegian and Barents Seas, pp. 45-64. In Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes: Defining the role of the Northern Seas in Climate. Eds. R. Dickson, J. Meincke and P. Rhines, Springer Netherlands, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6774-7
  19. Mork, K.A., Skagseth, Ø. (2005) Annual sea surface height variability in the Nordic Seas. In The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective, AGU Monograph 158, 51-64. 
  20. Drange, H., Dokken, T., Furevik, T., Gerdes, R., Berger, R., Nesje, A., Orvik, K., Skagseth, Ø., Skjelvan, I., Østerhus, S. (2005) The Nordic Seas: An overview, in The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective, AGU Monograph 158, 1-10. 
  21. Polyakov I. V., Beszczynska, A., Carmack, E., Dmitrenko, I., Fahrbach, E., Frolov, I., Gerders, R., Hansen, E., Holfort, J., Ivanov, V., Johnson, M., Karcher, M., Kauker, F., Morrison, J., Orvik, K., Schauer, U., Simmons, H., Skagseth, Ø., Sokolov, V., Steele, M., Timkhov, L., Walsh, D., Walsh, J. (2005), One more step toward a warmer Arctic, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L17605, doi:10.1029/2005GL023740.  
  22. Orvik K. A., Ø. Skagseth (2005), Heat flux variations in the eastern Norwegian Atlantic Current toward the Arctic from moored instruments, 1995–2005, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14610, doi:10.1029/2005GL023487.   -
  23. Skagseth, Ø., Orvik, K.A., Furevik, T. (2004) Coherent variability of the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current derived from TOPEX/ERS altimeter data, Geophysical Research Letter, 31, L14304, doi:10.1029/2004GL020057, 2004.  
  24. Skagseth, Ø (2004) Monthly to annual variability of the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current: connection between the northern North Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea. Deep-Sea Resarch, I, 51, 3, 349-366 
  25. Orvik, K.A., Skagseth, Ø. (2003) The impact of the wind stress curl in the North Atlantic on the Atlantic inflow to the Norwegian Sea toward the Arctic. Geophys. Res. Letters, 30, 17 1884, doi:10.1029/2003GL017932  
  26. Orvik, K.A, Ø. Skagseth (2003) Monitoring the Atlantic Inflow to the Norwegian sea by using one moored current meter and one profiling CTD. Cont. Shelf Res., 23, 159-176.  
  27. Skagseth, Ø, K.A. Orvik (2002) Identifying fluctuations in the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current by means of Empirical Orthogonal Functions. Cont. Shelf Res., 22, 547-563. 
  28. Orvik, K.A, Ø. Skagseth, M. Mork (2001) Atlantic Inflow to the Nordic Seas. Current structure and volume fluxes from moored current meters, VM-ADCP and SeaSoar-CTD observations, 1995-1999. Deep-Sea Res., 48, 937-957.
  29. Skagseth, Ø., and K.A. Mork (1998) Stability of the Thermohaline Circulation to Noisy Buoyancy Forcing for the Present and a Warm Climate in an Ocean General Circulation Model. Journal of Phys. Oceanography, Vol 28: No 5: 842-57.
  30. K.A. Mork, K.A., and Ø. Skagseth, (1996), Modeling the ocean response to secular surface temperature transitions, in Climate Dynamics, Vol 12: 653-666.
  31. Gammelsrød, T., L.A. Anderson, E. Fogelquist, A. Foldvik, E.P. Jones, O.A. Nøst, K. Olsson, Ø. Skagseth, T. Tanuha and S. Østerhus (1994) Distribution of Water Masses on the Continental Shelf in the Southern Weddel Sea: in The Polar Ocean and Their Role in Shaping the Environment, Geophysical Monograph 84.
  32. Davidson, K. L., C. E. Skupniewicz, D. Ross, R. G. Onstott, J. A. Johannessen, and O. Skagseth, 1991: Relationship between wind stress, backscatter, and the directional wave spectrum. Proc. OCEANS ’91, Honolulu, HI, IEEE, 998–1005.