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Journal announces PROMICE paper as ‘most read’ in 2021

The scientific journal GEUS Bulletin just announced the most popular publications of 2021 and a paper with three PROMICE researchers are at the top.   A scientific paper with authors from the PROMICE team just made the top of ‘2021 most read and downloaded’ publications in the scientific journal GEUS Bulletin. The publication ‘Greenland bare-ice […]

Algae blooms: “I never saw the ice as dark as this”

GEUS and PROMICE professor Jason Box recently made the front page in Danish national media with testimony of algal blooms and rain on the Greenland ice sheet. PROMICE field work helps quantify the ice algae blooms and their effect on melting.   Autumn 2021, Professor Jason Box and two PROMICE colleagues landed on what could […]

Updated PROMICE model shows mass balance 24/7

Every type of loss and influx of ice and snow on the Greenland Ice Sheet has now been gathered in one model, a so-called input/output-model, which provides scientists worldwide with the best information about what is actually happening with the large ice area in the north. It’s clear to everyone, that the Greenland Ice Sheet […]

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 […]

GEUS takes over American climate stations on the Greenland ice sheet

The recently published Danish Finance Act allocates funds for The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) to continue the Greenland Climate Network (GC-Net) as part of a complete, future monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet.   GC-Net climate station.   Spread across the enormous middle of the Greenland ice sheet is a network consisting […]

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 […]