Entries by promice_geus_dk

PROMICE weather data now fully transparent

The Programme for Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet has published a full description of calculations, code and models behind the automatic weather stations located in the ice sheet making it easier for researchers all over to incorporate the information. A PROMICE automatic weather station (UPE_U) photographed on 4 August 2018. The numbers shown in the […]

Study presents new view on geothermal heat flow in Greenland and Antarctica

Researchers from The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), University of Colorado, NASA, John Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of California and University of Alaska have developed a new method to account for variations in geothermal heat flow caused by sub-glacial bed topography under the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.   View over […]

Open Science: Iceberg calving has increased

New study shows the iceberg calving from the Greenlandic glaciers has increased with almost 20 percent since 1986. The data and code from the research is accessible for anyone interested.     A new study led by The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and published with Earth Systems Science Data estimate the ice […]

New Cause of Exceptional Greenland Melt Revealed

A new study by researchers from Denmark and Canada, published inGeophysical Research Letters, has found that the climate models commonly used to simulate melting of the Greenland ice sheet tend to underestimate the impact of exceptionally warm weather episodes on the ice sheet. The study investigated the causes of ice melt during two exceptional melt […]