Centre for Ice and Climate is a centre of excellence at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. The main activities of the centre are drilling and analysis of ice cores with the objective of understanding climate change in the past in order to improve our understanding of present and future climate change. Read more >>
By performing measurements on the ice cores, we have the opportunity to study how climate has changed, and by measuring the air confined in the small bubbles of the ice, we reveal changes in the composition of the past atmosphere. We use data from ice core drillings as well as from radar observations to examine the ice sheet’s anatomy and flow pattern, and by counting annual layers in the ice sheet we can precisely date the ice.