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3D visualation in research: A 3D representation of the glacier elevation changes around Daugaard Jensen glacier from 1987 to 2014. The image is the 1987 orthophoto and the elevation change color scale ranges from ­1 to 0.5 meters per year. Data and differences as described in Scientific Data (Korsgaard, Nuth et. al. 2016)
Published May 31, 2016 4:38 PM

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.

50 meters high: Most glaciers in the world are classic calving glaciers, like the Lilliehöök glacier in Northern Svalbard. Its front is to kilometers wide and almost 50 metres high. Every time it calves, huge roars can be heard across the fjord. The researchers have now examined another type of glaciers that behave very differently. Photo: Yngve Vogt/Apollon
Published Feb. 2, 2016 3:52 PM

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.  Professor Jon Ove Hagen at Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo is recently interviewed in Apollon about Svalbards pulsating glaciers. The article has got attention by several international research websites.

Published June 23, 2015 2:51 PM

At the beginning of June, Ilulissat, Greenland, played host to the international Climate Days. The final conference of the Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI was part of the programme.

Published Nov. 10, 2013 7:05 PM

Satellite data from IceSat (NASA) provide new knowledge about the glaciers of the world's highest mountains. Findings in a paper published in Nature shows that Himalayan glaciers does not melt faster than other ice glaciers.