News on Geophysics 2015
Very high silicon content surprises Mars researchers
17 December 2015
New results from the Mars rover Curosity show that some rocks in Gale Crater have a high content of the element silicon. Since the accumulation of silica typically require a combination of both heat and water, this place might once
The past shows how abrupt climate shifts affect Earth
09 November 2015
New research shows how past abrupt climatic changes in the North Atlantic propagated globally. The study, led by researchers from The Niels Bohr Institute, shows how interaction between heat transport in the ocean and the...
The Greenland ice sheet contains nutrients from precipitation
04 November 2015
New research shows that the ice sheet on Greenland contains the nutrient phosphorus, which was carried by the atmosphere across the country, where it fell with precipitation. This new knowledge is important for...
Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate
08 July 2015
Large volcanic eruptions release huge clouds of ash and acid into the atmosphere. These clouds spread across the globe and block out the Sun, resulting in a colder climate for decades afterwards. Climate researchers have known
Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe
18 June 2015
Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than
New Greenland ice core drilled through the Renland ice cap
17 June 2015
An international research team led by the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have drilled an ice core through the ice cap on the Renland peninsula in the Scoresbysund fjord in Eastern Greenland in record time.
Research station moved nearly 500 km across the Greenland ice sheet
28 May 2015
The entire research station NEEM has been moved 465 km across the Greenland ice sheet on skis to the new camp EGRIP, where there will be a future international drilling camp and a gateway to research programmes in East
Congratulations to Alexandra Messerli
07 May 2015
Congratulations to Alexandra Messerli who succesfully defended her PhD thesis at Centre for Ice and Climate on May 06, 2015 and obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Beginning of the field season 2015
21 April 2015
From end April 2015 you can follow two exciting field campaigns in Greenland - EGRIP and RECAP
Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water
07 April 2015
Mars has distinct polar ice caps, but Mars also has belts of glaciers at its central latitudes in both the southern and northern hemispheres. A thick layer of dust covers the glaciers, so they appear as surface of the ground, but radar