Geophysics – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Research in Geophysics

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth - The Earth, beneath our feet, but also the atmosphere, the oceans and the globe's thick icecaps. The solar system's earth-like planets also belong within the research area of Geophysics.

Geophysicists go on field work to remote places such as Antarctica or Greenland to bore ice-cores out of the kilometre thick icecaps, or sail round the world with the Galathea Expedition with measuring instruments to gather new knowledge about the condition of the global climate.

Climate Research in the past and the present and research into the solar systems earth-like planets such as Mars, Mercury,, the Earth and the moon also make up part of the geophyscical research area. This geophysical research often involves international collaborative projects, where many countries participate.

  • Ice and Climate

    The ice and climate group conducts research on the 3km thick icecap of Greenland, analyzing the ice and uncover the climate of the past.

  • Planetary Physics

    The area of research of planetary physicists include water on mars, the creation of the moon and earthlike planets beyond our solar system.

  • Climate and Computational Geophysics

    At the Climate and Computational Geophysics group they research in Meteorology, Oceanography and Solid Earth Physics.

  • Eastgrip

    The East Greenland Ice-core Project aims to retrieve an ice core by drilling through the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS).

  • Atmospheric complexity

    The group uses methods from theoretical physics to describe and model atmospheric processes.