Project

Large-scale flow modelling of the Greenland Ice Sheet

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Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Observations suggest that the glaciers on the northwestern coast of Greenland are consistently losing mass. Recent studies have shown that some of these glaciers may retreat tens of kilometres inland with increases in velocity up to a factor of 10. It is currently unknown how such a change in ice dynamics will affect the rest of the ice sheet. Presumably, ice mass from the interior will be diverted to the fast-changing outlet glaciers but the timing and the scale of this process have not been studied. 

In this project, a simple ice-flow model for the Greenland Ice Sheet will be used to simulate the changes in ice-flow in response to mass loss and ice speed-up on the northwest coast of Greenland. 

DTU supervisor could be from DTU Space.

In collaboration with

GEUS / Nanna B. Karlsson, nbk@geus.dk

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Space

Name

Birte Kronbak Andersen

Position

Studie- og uddannelseskoordinator

Mail

bka@space.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

Msc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

Supervisor

Birte Kronbak Andersen

ECTS credits

30 - 35

Type

MSc thesis

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