The interdisciplinary research team behind the Vikings project, represented by Manon Bajard and Ingar M. Gundersen are announced as winners of the first 'Inter Circle U. Prize. See this new film which give an presentation of the project.
The Circle U: ICUP Evaluation Panel has selected the "VIKINGS: Volcanic Eruptions and Their Impacts on Climate, Environment and Viking Society from 500 to 1250 Common Era" research project as one of the three Circle U. ICUP 2022 award recipients!
The GeoWednesday seminar entitled 'VIKINGS - Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500-1250 CE', was presented by Kirstin Krüger for a full audience in The Science Library@UiO, 16. March 2022. She presented exciting multidisciplinary results, and a tree core sample found in the Raknehaugen burial mound showing bad years of growth around the volcanic winter year 536.
Farming practices of the Vikings and their ancestors could provide inspiration for resilient food systems today. A new study from the VIKINGS project, GEO, UiO exploring how Scandinavian societies adapted their agricultural activities in a period of European history marked by stark climate fluctuations. Read about their study in 'News by AGU'.
This April the VIKINGS team had seven presentations of research and new findings at The EGU General Assembly 2021. Also this year this conference was helt digitally due to covid-19.
Ifølge norrøn mytologi skulle fimbulvinteren bli etterfulgt av ragnarok. Klimaforskerne har nå påvist en kuldeperiode i jernalderen, trolig på grunn av to store vulkanutslipp i 536 og 540. Forskerne tilknyttet Vikings-prosjektet/UiO ser nå etter samenhenger, og hvordan kuldeperioden påvirket befolkningen i Skandinavia. Les mer i UiOs Apollon.
Historiske kilder beskriver kulde og tåke over Europa, Midt-Østen, deler av Asia. De norrøne sagaene forteller om Fimbulvinteren og at Fenrisulven hadde slukt sola. Hva skjedde året 536? Det tverrfaglige UiO-forskerteamet i VIKINGS vil finne ut om det kjølige klimaet gav uro, folkevandring og vikingtokt. Årringer i gamle trestammer gir verdifull informasjon. Les artikkelen i A-magasinet.
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. Like the famous eruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Tambora (1815), Pinatubo is located in the tropics, which has been considered an important factor underlying its strong climate forcing. Now researchers find that explosive extratropical eruptions can have a strong impact on the climate as well.
The Department of Geosciences has several externally financed projects, in 2017 external research support contributed 50% of the department's economy. On Monday the 27th of August there was a start-up meeting for one of the newest projects - Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500-1250 CE (VIKINGS). The project is supported by FRIPRO/Toppforsk/FRINATEK.
Nylig ble årets tildelinger av FRIPRO Toppforsk midler fra NFR gjort kjent. En av de heldige er professor Kirstin Krüger fra Institutt for geofag. Hun skal lede et prosjekt om vulkanutbrudd og påvirkning på klimaet, og hva dette kan ha betydd for vikingene.