Expedition News:

August 1, 2022

Instruments in extreme conditions

Is it possible to obtain long term observations for such dynamic environments such as a glacier tongue? Instruments enduring these extreme conditions exist, but require not-easy maintenance...

... read here about the latest "rescue" that our colleagues Angelika Humbert and Matthias Braun performed this summer! 

Science News:

June 20, 2022

Subglacial Melt Water Plumes

The second phase of GROCE continues to bring new insights into climate relevant processes happening in cavities hidden below marine terminating glaciers.

Our colleagues Hans Burchard and Markus Reinert explain what their very-high resolution model can see under the glacier tongue. 

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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 

Science News:

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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