Rasmus E. Benestad

Rasmus E. Benestad. Photo: Bård Gudim. Download picture 1,5 MB

Title: Senior researcher

E-mail: rasmus.benestad@met.no

Phone: (+47) 2296 3377


Research Interests:

  • Climate change - enhanced greenhouse effect, the effect of solar activity on climate
  • Empirical-statistical downscaling
  • Seasonal forecasting
  • Data analysis
  • Communication of scientific knowledge
  • El Niño Southern Oscillation
  • Solar influency on climate


Projects Involvement:


Recent publications:

  • I.S.A. Isaksen, C. Granier, G. Myhre, T.K. Berntsen, S.B. Dalsøren, M. Gauss, Z., Klimont, R. Benestad, P. Bousquet, W. Collins, T. Cox, , V. Eyring, D. Fowler, S. Fuzzi, , P. Jöckel, P. Laj, U. Lohmann, M. Maione, P. Monks, A.S.H. Prevot, F. Raes, A. Richter, B. Rognerud, M. Schulz, D. Shindell, D.S. Stevenson, T. Storelvmo, W.-C. Wang, M. van Weele, M. Wild, D. Wuebbles (2009):
    "Atmospheric Composition Change: Climate-Chemistry interactions",
    Atmospheric Environment 43 (2009) 5138–5192

  • Benestad, R.E.:
    "Downscaling Precipitation Extremes: Correction of Analog Models through PDF Predictions"
    Theor. & Appl. Clim, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0158-1.

  • Benestad, R.E. and Schmidt, G.A.:
    "Solar trends and global warming", 
    JGR-atmospheres, 114, D14101, doi:10.1029/2008JD011639.

  • Benestad, R.E. (2009):
    "On Tropical Cyclone Frequency and the Warm Pool Area"
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 635-645, 2009
    (earlier version: "An explanation for the lack of trend in the hurricane frequency", arXiv 'physics/0603195')

  • [31] Snäll T, Benestad R.E, Stenseth N.C (2009):
    "Expected future plague levels in a wildlife host underdifferent scenarios of climate change",
    Global Change Biology (2009) 15, 500-507, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01725.x



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