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Unravelling the response time scales of Greenland's most critical outlet glacier

Jakobshavn Isbræ

General

Project start
21.04.2020
Project end
26.05.2020
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Cryosphere
Project topic
Glaciology

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Ice Sheet
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 75.1086127, -48.970778

Fieldwork start
21.04.2020
Fieldwork end
26.05.2020

Project details

13.03.2020
Science / project plan

This project will re-survey ice-sheet elevation and velocity measurements in the catchment of Jakobshavn Isbræ made by the EGIG expeditions during the pre-satellite era (1959-1996). The subtle multi-decadal trends in ice-sheet elevation and velocity that are observed will be reproduced in thermo-mechanical ice flow simulations that span the 1900-2100 period. Understanding Jakobshavn Isbræ's past century of response to the end of the Little Ice Age will help understand its next century of response to anthropogenic climate change.

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