Olav Kjeldseth-Moe

Biography

Olav Kjeldseth-Moe is emeritus professor of astrophysics at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo. He is married to Else Wiestad, Ph.D. and Professor of Philosophy, University of Oslo.

Kjeldseth-Moe was born in 1940 in a small industrial community on the west coast of Norway. Since 1970 he has been involved in studying the Sun using space instruments. Educated in Oslo, he spent 6 years at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

At NRL Kjeldseth-Moe worked on calibrating NRL's spectrometer SO82B for Skylab. He took part in the operation of Skylab in 1973-74 as a science planner for NRL at JSC in Houston. Later he analyzed and interpreted Skylab observations in terms of physical conditions in the solar atmosphere. Returning to Oslo in 1977 he kept his contacts with NRL as a coinvestigator on the High Resolution Telescope and Spectrograph (HRTS) from its first flight in 1975. From 1986 to 2006 he was leading the Norwegian participation in the Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) on ESA's and NASA's SOHO satellite. The Norwegian contribution to CDS was the Quick Look Software and Electrical Ground Support Equipment.

The scientific interests of Professor Kjeldseth-Moe and his collaborators in Oslo have particularly covered dynamics and time variability of the solar corona. These were new aspects of the solar atmosphere, which were first revealed by SOHO. Presently his interest has shifted to the study of the Sun’s influence on Earth’s temperature.

Employment history

  • 01.02.64–28.02.67: Observing assistant, Harestua Observatory, UiO
  • 01.03.67–31.09.68: Research assistant, NAVF
  • 01.10.68–31.09.69: Assistant professor, UiO
  • 01.10.69–01.10.74: Junior research associate, UiO
  • 01.10.69–31.09.71: Physicist GS 12, NRL, Washington, DC
  • 22.05.73–22.05.77: Physicist GS 13, NRL, Washington, DC
  • 23.05.77–29.07.77: Special consultant, NRL, Washington, DC
  • 01.07.78–31.07.78: Special consultant, NRL, Washington, DC
  • 01.08.77–31.12.88: Research fellow, NAVF/UiO
  • 01.01.89–31.12.92: Associate professor, UiO
  • 01.01.93–30.09.10: Professor, UiO
  • 01.10.10–Present: Emeritus professor, UiO

Honoraria and grants

  • Norsk varekrigsforsikringsfond, 1969
  • H H Mashmanns legat, 1983

Appointments and memberships

  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) – since 1975
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS)
  • European Physical Society
  • European Astronomical Society (founding member)
  • Associate of COSPAR (since 1978)
  • European Geophysical Society (EGS)
  • Norsk fysisk selskap (Norwegian Physical Society)
  • Norsk astronautisk selskap (Norwegian Astronautical Society)
  • ESA's Solar System Working Group (SSWG) 1992–1995
  • ESA's Solar Physics Planning Group (SPPG) 1998–2000

Cooperation

  • Co-Investigator on NRL's HRTS instrument since 1975
  • Co-Investigator on CDS – Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer on SOHO
  • Associated scientist on SUMER – Solar Ultraviolet Measurements of Emitted Radiation on SOHO
  • Associated with the IBIS imager on ESA's INTEGRAL mission
Tags: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Solar Physics

Publications

  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wedemeyer-Böhm, Sven (2010). Are there variations in Earth's global mean temperature related to the solar activity?. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union.  ISSN 1743-9213.  5, s 320- 325 . doi: 10.1017/S1743921309992869
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2007). Energetics, dynamics and fine-scale structure of the Sun's magnetized atmosphere : observational strategies for the solar orbiter. Proceedings of the Cluster and Double Star Symposium - 5th Anniversary of Cluster in Space.  ISSN 1609-042X.  641
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Foley, CR; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2004). Oscillations in the umbral atmosphere. Solar Physics.  ISSN 0038-0938.  221(2), s 237- 260
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K (2004). Dual flows with supersonic velocities in the sunspot transition region. The Astrophysical Journal.  ISSN 0004-637X.  612, s 1193- 1195
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Brekke, P.; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2003). Search for a chromospheric resonator above sunspots. Advances in Space Research.  ISSN 0273-1177.  32(6), s 1097- 1102
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2003). Oscillations in the wings of sunspot transition region lines. Astronomy and Astrophysics.  ISSN 0004-6361.  398, s L15- L18
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). Oscillations above sunspots. Solar Physics.  ISSN 0038-0938.  207, s 259- 290
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). Redshift in sunspot plumes. Advances in Space Research.  ISSN 0273-1177.  30, s 529- 534
  • Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Haugan, Stein Vidar Hagfors; Brekke, Pål; Gurman, Joe B. & Wilhelm, K (2002). Variability and dynamic state of active region loops. Advances in Space Research.  ISSN 0273-1177.  30(3), s 635- 640
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2001). Sunspot plumes and flow channels. Solar Physics.  ISSN 0038-0938.  198, s 89- 131
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2001). Dual flows and oscillations in the sunspot transition region. The Astrophysical Journal.  ISSN 0004-637X.  552, s L77- L80
  • Maltby, Per; Brynildsen, Nils; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2001). Plumes and oscillations in the sunspot transition region. Astronomy and Astrophysics.  ISSN 0004-6361.  373, s L1- L4
  • Brekke, P.; Brynildsen, Nils; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wilhelm, K. (2000). Signatures of magnetic reconnection and observed EUV emission line profiles in an active region. Advances in Space Research.  ISSN 0273-1177.  26(3), s 457- 460
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Brekke, P.; Haugan, S. V. H.; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wikstøl, Øivind (2000). Structure and dynamics in the atmosphere above sunspot regions. Advances in Space Research.  ISSN 0273-1177.  25(9), s 1743- 1746
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Leifsen, Torben; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2000). Observations of sunspot transition region oscillations. Solar Physics.  ISSN 0038-0938.  191, s 129- 159
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2000). The dynamical and time variable solar transition region as observed with CDS. Advances in Space Research.  ISSN 0273-1177.  25(9), s 1713- 1722
  • Maltby, Per; Brynildsen, Nils; Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2000). On the sunspot transition region. Solar Physics.  ISSN 0038-0938.  190(December 1999), s 429- 450
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wilhelm, K. (1999). Nonlinear sunspot transition region oscillations in NOAA 8378. The Astrophysical Journal.  ISSN 0004-637X.  517, s L159- L162
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Leifsen, Torben; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wilhelm, K. (1999). Sunspot transition region oscillations in NOAA 8156. The Astrophysical Journal.  ISSN 0004-637X.  511, s L121- L124
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Brekke, P.; Haugan, S. V. H. & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). SOHO observations of the structure and dynamics of sunspot region atmospheres. Solar Physics.  ISSN 0038-0938.  186, s 141- 191
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). Annual report to JOSO 1998 - Norway, I:  Annual Report 1998 - Joint Organization for Solar Observations.   s 35 - 38

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  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wedemeyer-Böhm, Sven (2009). Are there variations in Earth’s global mean temperature related to the solar activity?.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2008). Astrofysikeren Per Eugen Maltby, I: Ole Didrik Lærum (red.),  Norske Forskerprofiler, 2006-2007.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-0848-7.  Artikkel.  s 135 - 139
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2008). Dannelsen av solsystemer - vaart eget og andres.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2008). Minnetale over professor Per Eugen Maltby: holdt i fellesmoete 6 desember 2006. Årbok / Det norske videnskaps-akademi. 2006 (2007).
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2007). Obituary: Per E. Maltby, 1933-2006. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society.  ISSN 0002-7537.  39(4), s 1072- 1073
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2006). Per E. Maltby (1933-2006). Fra Fysikkens Verden.  ISSN 0015-9247.  2, s 31- 32
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2006). Per E. Maltby (1933-2006) - Norwegian Solar Physicist. Space Research Today.  167, s 107- 108
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2004). Oscillations above the umbra of sunspots.
  • Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2004). Multi Wavelength Observations of Solar Active Region Loops.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2004). Per Maltby 70 år. Fra Fysikkens Verden.  ISSN 0015-9247.  (1), s 3- 4
  • Brekke, P.; Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2003). Sunspot Oscillations and Acoustic Wave Propagation.
  • Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2003). The Upper Temperature Limit for Rapid Intensity Variations in the Solar Transition Region.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). Sunspot oscillations from the chromosphere to the corona.
  • Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Curdt, Werner (2002). An upper temperature limit for strong dynamic activity in the solar transition region.
  • Brekke, P.; Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). The 6mHz oscillations above sunspots.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). 3 minute oscillations above sunspots.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). Sunspot oscillations in the chromosphere, transition region, and corona.
  • Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). The transition from strong to weak dynamic activity with increasing temperature in solar AR loops.
  • Hansteen, Viggo; Wikstøl, Øivind; Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2002). On the nature of the 3 minute oscillations above sunspots.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2001). Temporal variations in the sunspot atmosphere.
  • Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wikstøl, Øivind (2001). Temperature structure and dynamic velocities in active region loop structures.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2001). Solar telescopes and instruments: space, I: Paul Murdin (red.),  Encyclopedia of astronomy and astrophysics.  IOP Publishing, Bristol ; Nature Publishing Group, London.  ISBN 0-333-75088-8.  s 2785 - 2791
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Wilhelm, K. (2000). Plumes and oscillations in the sunspot transition region.
  • Fredvik, Terje & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (2000). The continuous transience and dynamic state of active region loops.
  • Haugan, S. V. H.; Brekke, P.; Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Wilhelm, K. & Gurman, Joe B. (2000). Observed variability and dynamics of active region loops.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Fredvik, Terje (2000). The time variable solar atmosphere.
  • Maltby, Per; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Brynildsen, Nils (2000). Velocities in sunspot plumes.
  • Brekke, P.; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Fredvik, Terje; Haugan, S. V. H.; Tarbell, T.D. & Gurman, Joe B. (1999). A transition region eruption observed with CDS, TRACE and EIT.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wilhelm, K. (1999). Linear and nonlinear sunspot transition region oscillations.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wilhelm, K. (1999). On sunspot transition region oscillations.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Maltby, Per & Wilhelm, K. (1999). Sunspot transition region oscillations.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). Dynamics in sunspot region atmospheres.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). EUV line emission and dynamics in sunspot regions.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). On sunspot plumes and dynamics above sunspot regions.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Maltby, Per & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). Sunspot plumes and dynamics in the atmospheres of sunspot regions.
  • Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Brekke, P. & Haugan, S. V. H. (1999). Time variation of active region loops observed with CDS on SOHO.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1999). Solas indre: overraskende resultater fra SOHO. Astronomi.  ISSN 0802-7587.  29(1), s 20- 21
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Brekke, P.; Haugan, S. V. H.; Tarbell, T.D. & Gurman, Joe B. (1999). An eruption in the transition region and corona observed with CDS, EIT and TRACE.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Lemstad, Frank (1999). Lydbølger avslører solas indre. Astronomi.  ISSN 0802-7587.  29(1), s 22- 24
  • Brekke, P. & Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1998). Norwegian space weather initiatives.
  • Brekke, P.; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Tarbell, T.D. (1998). An eruption in the transition region observed with CDS and TRACE, on May 19, 1998.
  • Brekke, P.; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav; Tarbell, T.D. & Gurman, Joe B. (1998). Jets and eruptions in the transition region observed with CDS, EIT and TRACE.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Brekke, P.; Haugan, S. V. H.; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Maltby, Per (1998). EUV observations of sunspot regions with CDS on SOHO.
  • Brynildsen, Nils; Fredvik, Terje; Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Maltby, Per (1998). Transition region oscillations in a sunspot region.
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav (1998). SOHO - supplier of new knowledge about the sun. Nordic space activities.  ISSN 0805-7397.  6(4), s 4- 7
  • Kjeldseth-Moe, Olav & Brekke, P. (1998). The time variable solar atmosphere - dynamical and variable active region loops observed with CDS on SOHO.

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