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Theses & Dissertations 

Theses and dissertations written in English since 2000 are listed below. Theses and bachelor's projects written in Danish can be found on the Danish page.

PhD theses 

Name  Year Title
Christian Panton 2015 Tracing Internal Radar Layers in the Greenland Ice Sheet
Alexandra Messerli 2015 Surface velocities and hydrology at Engabreen: observations from feature tracking and hydro-meteorological measurements
Antje Fitzner 2014 Modeling the tidewater glacier Kangiata Nunaata Sermia and the freshwater flux into Godthaabsfjorden
Helle Kjær 2014 Continuous chemistry in ice cores - Phosphorus, pH and the photolysis of humic like substances
Ernesto Kettner  2014 Highly resolved paleoclimatic aerosol records: continuous flow analysis and the potential of flow cytometry for the characterisation of aeolian dust in polar ice cores
Peter Sperlich 2014 δ13C-CH4 in ice core samples: Analyses, referencing and data interpretation approaches 
Myriam Guillevic 2013 Characterization of rapid climate changes through isotope analyses of ice and entrapped air in the NEEM ice core 
Christopher Stowasser 2013 Continuous greenhouse gas measurements from ice cores
Sebastian B. Simonsen 2013 The state of the Greenland Ice Sheet - From firn induced surface elevation change to ice sheet model initialization
Anne Solgaard 2012 Large-scale Modeling of the Greenland Ice Sheet on Long Timescales
Astrid Schmidt 2012 Ice Core Genetics - uncovering biodiversity from ancient ecosystems in Greenland and Antarctica 
Ivana Cvijanovic 2012 Abrupt climate change and high to low latitude teleconnections as simulated in climate models 
Christo Buizert 2012 The influence of firn air transport processes and radiocarbon production on gas records from polar firn and ice 
Mai Winstrup  2011 An automated method for annual layer counting in ice cores
- and an application to visual stratigraphy data from the NGRIP ice core
Vasileios Gkinis 2011  High resolution water isotope data from ice cores
David Balslev-Clausen 2011  Application of cavity ring down spectroscopy to isotopic bio- geo- & climate-science
The development of a Mid-IR CRDS analyzer for continuous measurements of N2O isotopomers.
Hans Christian
2011 The stable water isotope climatic method: Enhancing our understanding of the present-day isotope processes for the Greenland Ice Sheet
Mads D. Ellehøj 2011 Ice-vapor equilibrium fractionation factor: Experimental investigations and possible impacts on the understanding of the hydrological cycles on Earth and Mars 
Morten Langer 2011  Surface melt, dynamics and seismicity at Helheim Glacier, East Greenland 
Jesper Sjolte 2010 Modelling of present and Eemian stable water isotopes in precipitation
Susanne L. Buchardt 2009 Basal melting and Eemian ice along the main ice ridge in northern Greenland
Robert S. Fausto 2009 Improving Surface Boundary Conditions for Large-Scale Ice Sheet Models of Greenland
Karen Guldbæk Schmidt 2007  The water cycle on Mars (defended 2008)
Sune Olander Rasmussen 2006  Improvement, dating, and analysis of Greenland ice core stratigraphies
Bo Møllesøe Vinther 2006 Greenland and North Atlantic climatic conditions during the Holocene - as seen in high resolution stable isotope data from Greenland ice cores
Peter Lang Langen 2005  Polar Amplification og Surface Temperature Change in a Warming Climate  
Marie-Louise Siggaard-Andersen (AWI & Univ. of Bremen) 2005 Analysis of soluble ions from dust and sea salt over the last glacial cycle in polar deep ice cores
Amir Khan 2003  
Irene A. Mogensen 2002 A Study of Rapid Climate Changes, Dansgaard-Oeschger events

Master theses

Name  Year  Title 
Christian Holme 2015

Assessment of the diffusive properties of the stable water isotopes in the GRIP ice core

Pia Nielsen-Englyst 2015

Impact of Albedo Parametrizations on Surface Mass Balance Runoff on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Nicholas Rathmann 2015

A helical shell model of turbulence

Sandra S. Duchnik 2015

Geometry of the ridges on Jupiter's moon Europa

Johanne Aagaard 2015

Measurements of total air content of ice from EUROCORE, Greenland

Maria Arvaniti 2015

Application of contactless conductivity detection to ice core analysis

Charlotte Ditlevsen 2014

Electrical Conductivity Measurements (ECM) of Greenland Ice Cores
(abstract in english)

Louise Steffensen Schmidt 2014

Estimating the thickness of ice deposits at Martian mid-latitudes
(abstract in english)

Trine Schmidt-Jensen 2014

Area changes of Greenland marine terminating glaciers
(abstract in english)

Iben Koldtoft 2014 Bedrock topography of the Renland Ice Cap, East Greenland - estimated by two methods (abstract in english)
Tim Jensen 2014 Mass Loss and Surface Displacement Estimates in Greenland from GRACE (abstract in english)
Yongbiao Weng 2014 Continuous Flow and Discrete Measurements of the
Water Isotopes in an Firn Core from Greenland  (abstract in english and danish)
Catalin Tibuleac 2014 Analysis of a shallow ice core from the Northeastern Greenland Ice Stream (abstract in english and danish)
Troels Mikkelsen 2014 Duffing's Equation - Resonance, Fractal Structure and Period Doubling 
Malte Nordmann Winther 2013 Continous measurements of Nitrous Oxide isotopomers produced by nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria
Magnus Elleskov Kristensen 2013 NEGIS Phosphate and pH measurements
First continuous Phosphate and pH record from a Greenland shallow ice core
Bo Høegh Frederiksen 2013 A Radiative-Convective Model for the Atmosphere of Mars
Rasmus Anker Pedersen 2013 Arctic Warming - The Effect of a Reduced Sea Ice Cover on the Vertical Structure of Warming (abstract)
Signe Hillerup Larsen 2013 Surface mass and energy balance at A.P. Olsen Ice Cap (NE Greenland) (abstract)
Anne Wang Petersen 2012 Response of stable water isotopes in Greenland precipitation to varying Eemian ice sheet configurations - a general circulation model study
Erik Warming Andersen 2012 A Technique for Continuous Detection of Drill Liquid in Ice Cores
Lisbeth Tangaa Nielsen 2012 Modelling the Internal Layering of the Greenland Ice Sheet - Investigating a method for modelling proxy profiles in large scale ice sheet models (abstract)
Martin Braun 2012 High-resolution Continuous Flow Analysis of early Holocene ice from the Dome Fuji 1 and three sections from the Renland ice core (abstract)
Sebastian Bender 2012 Measurement of air content in the Greenland ice sheet 
Majbritt Westring Sørensen 2012 Evaluation of the 20th Century Reanalysis for the Greenland area - using meteorological observations and ice core data 
Lea K. D. Sørensen 2012 Oceanographic variability at a boulder reef in the Kattegat  and surrounding waters
Marie Bölsche 2012 Analysis of CO2 and stable isotopes of CO2 in Greenland ice cores
Anne-Katrine Faber 2012 Influence of the polar front position on stable water isotopes in Greelnad precipitation (abstract)
Giuliano Bertagna 2012 Stratigraphic dating of Greenland glacial ice - Case study of Greenland stadial 22
Luca Foresta 2011  An attempt of obtaining a chronologically correct reconstruction of the NEEM disturbed section
Anna Grube 2011 Particulate air pollution and its characteristic sources in the high Arctic at Station Nord, N.E. Greenland.
Jes Ravnbøl 2011  Stochastic cascade models of two and three dimensional turbulence
Helle Astrid Kjær 2011 Phosphate in ice cores - finding a method for continuous detection of phosphate in ice cores 
Lars Guski 2010  Dating of NEEM core from visual stratigraphy 
Jakob Sievers 2010 Inference of accumulation surfaces in NW Greenland by consolidation of isochronous radio-echo sounding data and inverse Monte Carlo methods applied on a simple flow model
Myriam Guillevic 2010  Design of a combustion oven to obtain the true isotopic composition of pure methane
Andreas Lemark 2010  A study of the Flade Isblink ice cap using a simple ice flow model 
Christopher Stowasser 2010 A novel laser-based technique for continuous measurements of methane concentrations from deep ice cores
Lise Lotte Christoffersen 2009 The influence of wind on sea ice motion in the Baffin Bay 
Peter Riddersholm Wang 2009 Seasonality over Greenland during the Holocene and possible explanations of the 8.2 kyr event - A study based on the circulation model ECBilt-CLIO
Maibritt Esbjørn Nielsen 2009 Early Holocene and Eemian impurity profiles from the NGRIP ice core
Maria Mygind 2009 Modelling of Geothermal Heat Under the Greenland Ice Sheet by Inversion of Basal Melt rates
Anne Munck Solgaard 2008 Hans Tausen Iskappe, North Greenland
Studies Using an Ice Flow Model
Sebastian B. Simonsen 2008 A New Ice Core Paleothermometer for Holocene and Transition
Mai Winstrup 2008 Flow pattern of the North East Greenland Ice Stream
Peter Nørtoft Nielsen 2008 Conceptual Modelling of Climate-Biosphere Interactions over Geological Time
Mads Dam Ellehøj 2007 Subsurface ice on Mars
A study on ground ice stability and applications
Benoît Jean Régis Bizet 2006 High resolution analysis of the NORTHGRIP ice core microstructures and fabrics: A detailed study of the Dansgaard-Oeschger events 1, 8 and 19
Asbjørn Persson  2006 Modelling the Flow Induced Evolution of Ice Fabric
Inger Seierstad  2005 Annual layer counting in the Bølling-Allerød and Younger Dryas sections of the GRIP ice core using deconvoluted isotope data, dust and chemical data
Susanne Lilja Buchardt 2005 Dating of the NorthGRIP Ice Core by Inversion of a Simple Flow Model
Jesper Sjolte 2005 Interpretation of the Isotopic Composition of the Greenland Ice Cores Using Simple Modeling
Remi Chalmas 2004   
Signe Aaboe 2003  
Bo M. Vinther 2003 Seasonal δ18O Signals in Greenland Ice Cores
Peter Lang Langen 2002  Cryospheric feedbacks in dynamically stabilized box-models of the climate  
Aslak Grindsted 2002 "Where is the Eemian ice at NorthGRIP?" Inverse Monte Carlo analysis applied to NorthGRIP ice core data.
Kaj M. Hansen 2001 Textures and fabrics of ice crystals in the GRIP ice core - A detailed study of glacial interstadial 3
Karen G. Schmidt 2001 An ice crystal model for Jupiter's moon Europa
Janus J. Larsen 2000 Ice on Mars -A temperature, a mass balance and an ice flow model of the north polar ice cap on Mars

Bachelor projects

Name Year Title
Marie Holst Riis 2015 Dating and analysis of the Antarctic Rice Ice Core
Martin V. Madsen 2015 Ice flow modelling - Employing a Dansgaard Johnsen model in the North East Greenland Ice Stream
Niels Ørum 2015 Measurements and analysis of stable isotopes from the 2012 South Dome ice core
Christian T. Holme 2013 Analysis of the isotopic composition of the NEGIS ice core including a comparison with coastal temperature data 
Helle Astrid Kjær 2008 Comparison between Greenland precipitation observations and a regional climate model.