Science news:

September 07, 2021

Supraglacial lakes!

Jenny Turton & colleagues took a closer look at the ice surface in northeast Greenland. Based on satellite images, they have measured countless meltwater lakes and examined the weather conditions under which they are increasingly formed.

Their results were recently published in the science magazine The Cryosphere!

Jenny Turton explains what's behind it


August 16, 2021

Markus Reinert - Our colleague for modeling the ocean below the 79° North Glacier

In our second phase of the GROCE project, we welcomed two new PhDs in our team! One of them is Markus Reinert. With the help of an ocean model, he studies the ocean circulation below the ice tongue of the 79°North Glacier. The more realistic he will simulate the ocean, the better he will be able to answer one of the major questions within our project: How much faster will the glacier melt with a warming and more saline Atlantic Ocean?

Our interview with Markus Reinert

Expedition news:

July 13, 2021

Setting off to Northeast Greenland!
Our first field campaign in 2021 started.

Mirko Scheinert (TU Dresden) and Matthias Braun (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) are finally on their way to Northeast Greenland. Together with Shfaqat Abbas Khan (DTU Space Copenhagen), the scientists will take numerous measurements between July 16 and 25, 2021 - on glaciers, meltwater lakes, and solid ground.

What do they exactly plan for? And what insights do they hope to gain from the new measurements?

Mirko Scheinert reports

Science news:

July 08, 2021

Tracking meltwater!

In summer 2016, Oliver Huhn (University Bremen) & colleagues took hundreds of water samples from R/V Polarstern at the 79 North Glacier and on the adjacent continental shelf in Northeast Greenland. All samples are measured and analysed now. Based on helium and neon contributions the pathways of meltwater (forming at the underside of the glacier tongue) can be tracked. Now, the results have been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans!

Oliver Huhn gives insights into the new findings