Jón Egill Kristjánsson, Professor of Meteorology at the Department of Geophysics at the University of Oslo, is influential in atmospheric science and an internationally leading climate scientist. He has a wide area of expertise in theoretical and experimental meteorology, but is best known as a climate scientist. A common theme in Kristjánsson’s research is the description of clouds in numerical models of the atmosphere. Since 2005, he has had a leading role in the development of NCAR/CAM, which is one of the most advanced climate models.

As a frequent guest in Sweden and Stockholm University Professor Kristjánsson has been consulted as an expert in many different contexts such as the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education´s evaluation of the meteorology topic and to appointments and disputations. But even as a teacher in the graduate program, both at the Department of Meteorology and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. His objective and knowledgeable contributions have been of great importance for this department.  

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