Background and activities
Oddbjørn Bruland is a professor in Hydraulic Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineer from Agder Engineering College, a MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering from NTNU. He has in addition a master's degree in Technology management from NTNU / NHH / MiT.
Oddbjørn has more than 10 years of varied experience from research in polar hydrology, snow processes and snow as a resource in power production. He has worked for several years as a consultant with everything from water supply to waste management and has since 2012 lectured at NTNU, from 2016 as professor with responsibility for the international master's program "Hydropower Development".
His research interests range from digital transformation in watercourse management, flood forecasting, warning and prevention, snow as a resource for hydropower and recreation, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, and multipurpose interests in watercourses.
Oddbjørn is the initiator and project manager for one of NTNU's strategic portefolio projects World of Wild Waters
- TVM5140 - Economic Assessment of Hydropower Projects
- TVM5135 - Planning of Hydropower
- TVM5132 - Prefeasibility Study in Hydropower Development
- TVM4106 - Hydrological Modelling
- VM8208 - Topics in Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2022) Realistic visualization of debris flow type landslides through virtual reality. Landslides. Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides.
- (2021) The Story of a Steep River: Causes and Effects of the Flash Flood on 24 July 2017 in Western Norway. Water. vol. 13 (12).
- (2020) How extreme can unit discharge become in steep Norwegian catchments?. Hydrology Research. vol. 51 (2).
- (2016) Changes to freshwater systems affecting Arctic infrastructure and natural resources. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Biogeosciences. vol. 121 (3).
- (2015) Weather SDM: estimating snow density with high precision using snow depth and local climate. Hydrology Research. vol. 46 (4).
- (2006) The physical environment of Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden, an Arctic fjord system in Svalbard. Polar Research.
- (2004) Modelling the snow distribution at two high arctic sites at Svalbard, Norway, and at an alpine site in central Norway. Hydrology Research. vol. 35 (3).
- (2004) Estimating latent heat over a melting arctic snow cover. Hydrology Research. vol. 35 (3).
- (2003) Regional Variations of Snow Accumulation on Spitsbergen, Svalbard, 1997-99. Hydrology Research. vol. 34 (1).
- (2003) Snow research in Svalbard–an overview. Polar Research. vol. 22 (2).
- (2002) Glacial mass balance of Austre Brøggerbreen (Spitsbergen), 1971–1999, modelled with a precipitation-run-off model. Polar Research. vol. 21 (1).
- (2002) An Energy Balance Based HBV-Model with Application to an Arctic Watershed on Svalbard, Spitsbergen. Hydrology Research. vol. 33 (2).
- (2001) Energy and water balance studies of a snow cover during snowmelt period at a High Arctic site. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. vol. 70 (1).
- (2001) Snow Distribution at a High Arctic Site at Svalbard. Hydrology Research. vol. 32 (1).
- (2001) Improved Measurements and Analysis of Spatial Snow Cover by Combining a Ground Based Radar System With a Differential Global Positioning System Receiver. Hydrology Research. vol. 32 (3).
- (2000) Snow and blue-ice distribution patterns on the coastal Antarctic Ice Sheet Article. Antarctic Science. vol. 12 (1).
- (1999) Below-surface ice melt on the coastal Antarctic ice sheet. Journal of Glaciology. vol. 45 (150).
- (1999) Meltwater production in Antarctic blue-ice areas: sensitivity to changes in atmospheric forcing. Polar Research. vol. 18 (2).
- (1998) Application of Georadar for Snow Cover Surveying. Hydrology Research. vol. 29 (1).
- (1998) Snow accumulation distribution on Spitsbergen, Svalbard, in 1997. Polar Research. vol. 17 (2).