Historical maps of North Greenland indicate that the Greenland Ice Sheet extended further in this area than what can be observed at present.
Historical maps are, however, not always reliable and the aim of this project is to reconstruct the extent of the ice-sheet using a simple “shallow ice” ice-flow model. From the ice-flow model, it is possible to estimate what the geometry and the setting of the ice sheet would have been if the historic maps are correct.
The second part of the project is to further estimate the amount of melt required for the area to have deglaciated within the last 100 years. In this way, the changes in the ice sheet in response to this possible deglaciation can be investigated.
DTU supervisor could be from DTU Space.
In collaboration withGEUS / Nanna B. Karlsson, email@example.com