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Is the Greenland Ice Sheet changing?

Latest news: Is the Greenland Ice Sheet changing?

The response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to the recent warm years is one of the very hot issues in the debate on global warming and sea level rise. Eleven of the last twelve years (1995-2006) rank among the warmest years in the instrumental record of global surface temperatures (since 1850). The temperature increase is greater at higher northern latitudes.

Top researchers on the response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to global warming will be visiting Copenhagen next week. Centre for Ice and Climate invites everybody to join a session with informal presentations of the newest ongoing research and knowledge about the changes observed on the Greenland Ice Sheet.


13:00 – 13:15 Welcome by Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

13:15 – 13:45 Professor Mark Fahnestock
University of New Hampshire, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Ongoing work on what controls rapid ice flow on the Greenland Ice Sheet?

13:45 – 14:15 Professor Martin Truffer
University of Alaska, Fairbanks,
Geophysical Institute
Ongoing research on the fast flowing Illuisat Ice Stream – why?

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:15 Professor Koni Steffen
University of Colorado, Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Changes in the Arctic Ice Cover: Greenland Ice Sheet and Surrounding Oceans

15.15 – 15:45 Professor Carl Egede Bøggild
The University Centre in Svalbard
Ongoing research on the effect of Black Carbon on the Greenland Ice Sheet.