Henning Åkesson

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Department of Geosciences

Research interests

My main interests are ice dynamics, ice-flow modelling, ice-climate and ice-ocean interactions, and paleoclimate. I also care about ethics and knowledge-based policy.

Teaching

Background

2021- Postdoctoral researcher, UiO

2018-2021 Postdoctoral researcher, Stockholm University and Bolin Centre for Climate Research

2014-2017 PhD. Dept. of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Thesis: Deglaciation of the Norwegian fjords. [Web] [PDF]

2012-2014 MSc. Dept. of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway.
Thesis: Simulating the climatic response of Hardangerjøkulen in southern Norway since the Little Ice Age. [PDF]

2009-2012 BA. Dept. of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway.
Thesis: Glacial geology of Virkisjökull glacier, Iceland (in Norwegian).

 

Tags: Glaciology, Climate change, Cryosphere, Climate, Ice caps, Ice sheets, Geomorphology

Publications

Åkesson, H., Morlighem, M., Nilsson, J., Stranne, C., Jakobsson, M. Petermann ice shelf may not recover after a future breakup. Nat Commun 13, 2519 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29529-5 [Web] [PDF]

Frank, T., Åkesson, H., de Fleurian, B., Morlighem, M., Nisancioglu, K. H (2022). Geometric controls of tidewater glacier dynamics, The Cryosphere, 16, 581–601, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-581-2022 [Web] [PDF]

Åkesson, H., Morlighem, M., O’Regan, M., & Jakobsson, M. (2021). Future projections of Petermann Glacier under ocean warming depend strongly on friction law. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126, e2020JF005921. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005921 [Web] [PDF]

Åkesson, H., Gyllencreutz, R., Mangerud, J., Svendsen, J.I., Nick, F.M., Nisancioglu, K.H. (2020). Rapid retreat of a Scandinavian marine outlet glacier in response to warming at the last glacial termination. Quat. Sci. Rev. 250, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106645. [Web] [PDF]

Jakobsson, M., Mayer, L.A., Nilsson, J. ... Åkesson, H. ... Ryder Glacier in northwest Greenland is shielded from warm Atlantic water by a bathymetric sill. Commun Earth Environ 1, 45 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-020-00043-0. [Web] [PDF]

Paasche, Ø., and Åkesson, H. (2019), Let’s start teaching scientists how to withstand attacks on fact, EOS, June 2019, 100(6), 13-15, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO118499. [Online version] [EOS magazine]

Reinardy, B. T. I., Booth, A. D., Hughes, A. L. C., Boston, C. M., Åkesson, H., Bakke, J., Nesje, A., Giesen, R. H., and Pearce, D. M.: Pervasive cold ice within a temperate glacier – implications for glacier thermal regimes, sediment transport and foreland geomorphology, The Cryosphere, 13, 827-843, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-827-2019, 2019. [Web] [PDF]

Åkesson, H., Morlighem, M., Nisancioglu, K. H., Svendsen, J. I., & Mangerud, J. (2018). Atmosphere-driven ice sheet mass loss paced by topography: Insights from modelling the south-western Scandinavian Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews, 195, 32-47. [Web] [PDF]

Steiger, N., Nisancioglu, K. H., Åkesson, H., de Fleurian, B., and Nick, F. M.: Simulated retreat of Jakobshavn Isbræ since the Little Ice Age controlled by geometry, The Cryosphere, 12, 2249-2266, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2249-2018, 2018. [Web] [PDF]

Åkesson H, Nisancioglu KH and Nick FM (2018) Impact of Fjord Geometry on Grounding Line Stability. Front. Earth Sci. 6:71. doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00071. [Web] [PDF]

Åkesson, H., Nisancioglu, K. H., Giesen, R. H., and Morlighem, M.: Simulating the evolution of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene and its sensitivity to climate change, The Cryosphere, 11, 281-302, doi:10.5194/tc-11-281-2017, 2017. [Web] [PDF]

  • Åkesson, Henning Martin; Morlighem, Mathieu; Nilsson, Johan; Stranne, Christian & Jakobsson, Martin (2022). Petermann ice shelf may not recover after a future breakup. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723. 13. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29529-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Frank, Thomas; Åkesson, Henning; Fleurian, Basile de; Morlighem, M. & Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes (2022). Geometric controls of tidewater glacier dynamics. The Cryosphere. ISSN 1994-0416. 16(2), p. 581–601. doi: 10.5194/tc-16-581-2022.
  • Åkesson, Henning; Morlighem, Mathieu; O'Regan, Matt & Jakobsson, Martin (2021). Future Projections of Petermann Glacier Under Ocean Warming Depend Strongly on Friction Law. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Earth Surface. ISSN 2169-9003. 126. doi: 10.1029/2020JF005921.
  • Jakobsson, Martin; Mayer, Larry; Nilsson, Johan; Stranne, Christian; Calder, Bryan & O'Regan, Matt [Show all 31 contributors for this article] (2020). Ryder Glacier in northwest Greenland is shielded from warm Atlantic water by a bathymetric sill. Communications Earth & Environment. ISSN 2662-4435. 1. doi: 10.1038/s43247-020-00043-0.
  • Åkesson, Henning; Gyllencreutz, Richard; Mangerud, Jan; Svendsen, John-Inge; Nick, Faezeh M. & Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes (2020). Rapid retreat of a Scandinavian marine outlet glacier in response to warming at the last glacial termination. Quaternary Science Reviews. ISSN 0277-3791. 250. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106645. Full text in Research Archive
  • Åkesson, Henning; Morlighem, Mathieu; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Svendsen, John-Inge & Mangerud, Jan (2018). Atmosphere-driven ice sheet mass loss paced by topography: Insights from modelling the south-western Scandinavian Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews. ISSN 0277-3791. 195, p. 32–47. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.004. Full text in Research Archive
  • Steiger, Nadine; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Åkesson, Henning; de Fleurian, Basile & Nick, Faezeh M. (2018). Simulated retreat of Jakobshavn Isbræ since the Little Ice Age controlled by geometry. The Cryosphere. ISSN 1994-0416. 12(7), p. 2249–2266. doi: 10.5194/tc-12-2249-2018. Full text in Research Archive
  • Åkesson, Henning; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes & Nick, Faezeh M. (2018). Impact of fjord geometry on grounding line stability. Frontiers in Earth Science. ISSN 2296-6463. 6. doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00071. Full text in Research Archive
  • Åkesson, Henning; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Giesen, Rianne H. & Morlighem, Mathieu (2017). Simulating the evolution of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene and its sensitivity to climate change. The Cryosphere. ISSN 1994-0416. 11, p. 281–302. doi: 10.5194/tc-11-281-2017. Full text in Research Archive
  • Åkesson, Henning; Nisancioglu, Kerim Hestnes; Giesen, Rianne H. & Morlighem, Mathieu (2016). Simulating asymmetric growth and retreat of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene. The Cryosphere Discussions. ISSN 1994-0432. doi: 10.5194/tc-2016-62.

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