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Congratulations to Rasmus Anker Pedersen

23 June 2016

Congratulations to Rasmus Anker Pedersen at Centre for Ice and Climate who succesfully defended his PhD thesis on Monday, June 20, 2016 and obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

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Congratulations to Anne-Katrine Faber

14 June 2016

Congratulations to Anne-Katrine Faber who succesfully defended her PhD thesis at Centre for Ice and Climate on June 2nd., 2016 and obtained the degree of Doctor of Philisophy.

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Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen

07 June 2016

The Danish Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen has had an area on Mars named after him. The site has been named Knudsen Ridge and has a very beautiful location by Endeavour Crater near the equator.

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Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation

29 April 2016

Isolerende luftlag over Grønlands iskappe mindsker nedbørThe Earth’s climate has been warming, but even though the Greenland ice sheet is melting rapidly in the coastal regions, there are large parts of the ice sheet where there has hardly been any melting on the surface.

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Climate variations analysed 5 million years back in time

16 March 2016

When we talk about climate change today, we have to recognise the natural variations to be able to distinguish them from the human-induced changes. Researchers from the NBI have analysed the natural climate variations over

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Very high silicon content surprises Mars researchers

17 December 2015

Very high silicon content surprises Mars researchers 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

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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...

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The Greenland ice sheet contains nutrients from precipitation

04 November 2015

The Greenland ice sheet contains nutrients from precipitationNew 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...

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Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate

08 July 2015

Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate 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

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Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe

18 June 2015

Risk of major sea level rise in Northern EuropeGlobal 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

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