Recently, a Danish-Norwegian research team re-processed thousands of aerial photos into 3D Digital Elevation Models (DEM) surrounding the entire coastline of Greenland. The new data extends the precise geometric record of Greenland glacier margins to the late 1970s and 80s and can be used to quantify the decline in the ice mass, for example. The data is freely available to the public domain.
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Congratulations to Research fellow Thorben Dunse, Department of Geosciences, one of two early career scientists nominated for the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) 2016 Early Career Scientist Prize.
Stipendiat Johanne H. Rydsaa ved Institutt for geofag har leia ein studie der dei har sett på effekt av gjengroing av den norske fjellheimen. Meir vegetasjon i fjellheimen bidrar til eit mildare klima og global oppvarming, men beitedyra kan halda gjengroinga i sjakk. Les meir om dette i Nationen.
The American magazine The New Yorker recently followed a research team collecting data from the Chhota Shigri Glacier in India. In the article they followed among others postdoc Markus Engelhardt, Department of Geosciences in his work to check the camp’s weather monitor, which had been planted four months earlier, and recorded temperature, solar radiation, and barometric pressure. The aim of the study is to find out if and how fast the glacier is melting.
Alle som er glad i å ferdes i norsk natur vet at de ofte kan støte på myrlendt terreng. Inntil nå har det vært stor usikkerhet om hvor stort areal denne landskapstypen utgjør, men en kartlegging i 2015 (NIBIO) viser at det er et betydelig areal. LATICE forskere m.fl. har en kronikk i Nationen (19.03.16) om utbredelse og betydningen myra har som ressurs, og for eksempel som karbonlager.
The EGU General Assembly 2016 bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Three young researchers from LATICE will present their work at the conference.
Congratulations to PhD Research fellow Felix Matt, Department of Geosciences for winning the Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) for his talk about the impact of aerosols on the cryosphere. The presentation was given at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting this past December.
Lena M Tallaksen is one of the authors of an article (commentary) about drought in the Anthropocene published in Nature Geoscience 2 February 2016.
Many glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently from other glaciers worldwide. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once again start to advance.
Five Japanese PhD students and several academic staff from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, followed this year the course GEO9440 - Cryospheric modeling, provided by the Department of Geosciences. All of them participated in the exchange project CryoEAST, supported by the High North Programme/DIKU.