April 22, 2022

Thorben Döhne - how to observe changes in Greenland ice mass from up above. 

Can we "see" changes in Greenland ice mass from above? Yes! Thorben Döhne tells us about special satellites which can "sense" variations in the ice sheet mass, and what are the technical challenges to using observations from these satellites.

Read about the research of Thorben Döhne


March 18, 2022

Malena Andernach - a fresh start towards better understanding of causes and effects of climate change!

Malena has just completed her master thesis in the framework of GROCE, studying what is the contribution of Arctic clouds to the surface energy budget and to surface melting. Now she will move to a lower altitude, and start a PhD  on the stability of the Greenland Ice Sheet... good luck!

Our interview with Malena Andernach 

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January 31, 2022

Freshwater runoff from Peripheral Glaciers into the ocean

To start the new year off on the right foot, let's look into the future....projections of peripheral glacier ice melt!

Our colleagues Muhammad Shafeeque and Ben Marzeion tell us this week what their initial results suggest about the fate of peripheral glacier runoff. 

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December 17, 2021

Release of Greenland ice factsheet

Looking for a Christmas reading? Have a look at the new Fact Sheet released by the AWI German Arctic Office last week! You will find there information about the the interaction of Greenland ice with atmosphere and ocean and about its role in influencing the current and future global climate. 

The text was written by Lily Bever (German Arctic Office), who interviewed various GROCE members to learn more about the Greenland system, and graphics realised by Heike Midleja (German Arctic Office). 

You can find the Factsheet here!


December 3, 2021

Katrina Bartek - Satellite data, deep learning algorithms and fieldwork, all in one project!

We are happy to introduce you to Katrina Bartek, who started her PhD project within GROCE in 2021. In her project, she plans to develop new complex algorithms to study the supraglacial lakes 3D geometry (surface area and depth) from satellite data. These will be such important tools in the future to study these features extensively, without the need to take measurements on site. At this point in time though, she will be still lucky enough to take part in a field campaign to validate her work!

Our interview with Katrina Bartek