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E-mail: borgar.aamaas@cicero.oslo.no

Borgar Aamaas is a Senior Researcher with a background in Meteorology.

His education in meteorology and climate is from the University in Oslo (UiO). The bachelor degree (2004-2007) was in physics, astronomy, and meteorology, with specialization in meteorology and oceanography. The master degree was in geophysics, with specialization in meteorology and oceanography. The master thesis was on soot (BC) in snow in Svalbard with the title: “Elemental carbon in Svalbard snow from local sources and its impact on surface albedo.” Three years of his studies were done at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Longyearbyen. In the period 2014-2016, he took a Philosophiae doctor (Ph.d.) in geophysics, with specialization in meteorology and oceanography, at UiO. The theme of the doctorate thesis was climate and emissions from the transport sector and with the title “Developing, evaluating, and applying emission metrics for the assessment of the climate impact of transportation.”

He has been employed at CICERO since September 2010. In the period September 2010 – February 2011, he was a Research Assistant, followed by being a Researcher (Researcher 3) until March 2016. He is currently a Senior Researcher (Researcher 2). At CICERO, he is the leader of the local group of the union Tekna. Since May 2016, he has been a board member in the group Tekna Researchers.

Previously, he was a Research Assistant at UNIS (September 2009 – May 2010). He was also a board member at UNIS for the period August 2008 – July 2009.

He was a Contributing Author in Chapter 8 in the Fifth Assessment Report Working Group 1 published in 2013. In addition to doing research, he is an active science communicator and writer, giving roughly 20 popular science talks a year about climate. For a complete and updated list of publications and talks, both academic and popular science, as well as media appearances, go to CRIStin. His research is also available from  Google Scholar.

The models he use are mainly emission metrics and Oslo Simple Climate Model. He is interested in scientific collaboration on developing these methods and estimating global and regional temperature impacts of various research questions.

Some of my current research interests: Emission metrics (GWP/GTP/RTP), climate impact of the transportation sector, climate impact of travel behavior, greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions, life cycle (LCA) emissions

Projects

  • ACCRI CIC-MOD The objective of the ACCRI CIC-MOD project is to investigate how aviation emissions in different regions affect the atmosphere and climate on regional and global scales.
  • The role of short-lived climate forcers in the golbal climate regime The primary objective of the project is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the potential of mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs) in the emerging global climate regime.
  • Bio4Clim Comparative climate impact assessment of the forest based bio-economies of Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Nordic green to scale Report commissioned by Nordic Council of Ministers

Publications and outreach at CICERO

Gå til: Journal article Part of a book/report Conference lecture and academic presentation

Journal article

2017

2016

2015

  • Andreas Stohl, Borgar Aamaas, M Amann, LH Baker, N Bellouin, Terje K. Berntsen, O Boucher, R Cherian, W Collins, N Daskalakis, Maria Dusinska, Sabine Eckhardt, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Mikael Harju, C Heyes, Øivind Hodnebrog, J Hao, U Im, M Kanakidou, Z Klimont, K Kupiainen, KS Law, Marianne Tronstad Lund, R Maas, CR MacIntosh, Gunnar Myhre, S Myriokefalitakis, Dirk Jan Leo Oliviè, J Quaas, B Quennehen, JC Raut, ST Rumbold, Bjørn Hallvard Samset, M Schulz, Øyvind Seland, Keith P. Shine, Ragnhild Bieltvedt Skeie, Shuxiao Wang, Karl Espen Yttri, T Zhu, 2015 Evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Copernicus, EN

2013

2011

Part of a book/report

2014

Conference lecture and academic presentation

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2009

Web articles

  • Norwegians klimaprofil Norwegian hevdar at flyreiser er like miljøvennlege som togreiser i Noreg. Det stemmer ikkje.
  • Lynande godt alternativ? I januar vart forslag for lyntog presentert med brask og bram, mens interessa var mindre då planar for InterCity kom i februar. Kor klimavennlege desse alternativa framstår, avheng av val som blir tatt ved utrekningane.
  • Å måle global oppvarming Om vi skal kunne sjå på effekten av framtidige utslepp, må vi kunne samanlikne gassar og partiklar som har ulike levetider i atmosfæren. Dessverre finst det ikkje ei samlande måleining som gjev den fulle og heile sanninga.
  • Fjellbønder med oske i ermet I gamle dagar spreidde bønder i fjellbygdene oske og jord over snøen om våren for å få fortgang i våronna. Dette kunne vere avgjerande for om ein skulle få korn i hus om hausten eller ikkje.
  • Skitten straum i stikkontakten I dag kan du kjøpe garanti på opphavet til straumen du brukar. Denne lite brukte ordninga kan sikre norske forbrukarar rein straum på papiret. Dette kompliserer utsleppsutrekningar.
  • Du grøne, gnistrande I fjor rulla dei første elbilane av typen Tesla Model S inn i landet. Les kva som skjedde då klimaforskaren som aldri har hatt bil, fekk broren sitt glis på 416 hestekrefter mellom hendene.
  • Kuleramma avslører politikken Det er drygt sju år att til 2020. Kor sannsynleg er det at dei ambisiøse kuttlovnadane oppfyllest innan då, med dei tiltaka som skisserest i klimameldinga?