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Programme for monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet

PROMICE

General

Project start
04.01.2010
Project end
31.12.2027
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Cryosphere
Project topic
Atmosphere - ice coupling
Atmosphere - ocean coupling
Atmospheric science
Climate research
Climatology
Cryosphere
Glaciology
Modelling
Monitoring
Remote sensing
Snow

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.057127209932, -50.500200450189

Fieldwork start
05.05.2020
Fieldwork end
07.05.2020

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.057127209932, -50.500200450189

Fieldwork start
03.09.2020
Fieldwork end
14.09.2020

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, South-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 64.659290666359, -49.919399536729

Fieldwork start
04.06.2020
Fieldwork end
14.06.2020

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 70.666155610132, -28.477435535267

Fieldwork start
21.07.2020
Fieldwork end
30.07.2020

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 65.72417787394, -39.413955571069

Fieldwork start
10.08.2020
Fieldwork end
20.08.2020

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, South-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 61.267600103508, -45.480962355444

Fieldwork start
20.08.2020
Fieldwork end
03.09.2020

Project details

05.08.2020
Science / project plan

In 2007, Denmark launched the Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE) to assess changes in the mass balance of the ice sheet. The two major contributors to the ice sheet mass loss are surface melt and a larger production of icebergs through faster ice flow. PROMICE is focused on both processes. Ice movement and discharge is tracked by satellites and GPSs. The surface mass balance is monitored by a network of weather stations in the melt zone of the ice sheet, providing ground truth data to calibrate mass budget models. Currently, PROMICE operate more than 20 automatic weather stations installed on the ice sheet. The weather stations measure all the important meteorological parameters, but also ice ablation, snow accumulation, ice temperatures, ice movement, and more.

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