Characterisation of North Greenland outlet glacier velocities




Greater Copenhagen area

Mass loss due to discharge from outlet glaciers on the ice sheet margin is a major part of the total mass balance budget. Better knowledge of changes in flow and the mechanisms triggering them is, therefore, an important step towards better prediction of future ice-sheet contributions to sea level rise. The recent detailed flow of North Greenland glaciers is not well studied. By using new ice surface velocity maps and constructing flow lines it is possible to characterise the flow of outlet glaciers in the region. Similar studies have been carried out for other regions in Greenland and an important part of this work will be to relate the outcome of the North Greenland study to these studies. Available climate data for the present and predictions for the future can also be incorporated to investigate how conditions will change in the region. 

DTU supervisor could be from DTU Space.

In collaboration with

GEUS / Nanna B. Karlsson,

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DTU Space


Birte Kronbak Andersen


Studie- og uddannelseskoordinator


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Msc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering


Birte Kronbak Andersen

ECTS credits

30 - 35


MSc thesis

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