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Collaborative Research: Response of the Northwest Greenland Cryosphere to Holocene Climate Change

General

Organisation
Project start
01.01.2012
Project end
31.12.2014
Type of project
ARMAP/NSF
Project theme
Cryosphere
Project topic
Cryosphere

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.62, -67.6

Fieldwork start
21.08.2012
Fieldwork end
27.08.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
15.08.2012
Fieldwork end
17.08.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.9, -67.7

Fieldwork start
09.08.2012
Fieldwork end
12.08.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.87, -67

Fieldwork start
13.08.2012
Fieldwork end
19.08.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.53199768066, -68.70300292969

Fieldwork start
09.08.2012
Fieldwork end
31.08.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.5, -68.4

Fieldwork start
09.08.2012
Fieldwork end
12.08.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
17.07.2013
Fieldwork end
19.07.2013

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.53199768066, -68.70300292969

Fieldwork start
26.06.2013
Fieldwork end
16.07.2013

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.761389, -67.6197

Fieldwork start
31.07.2014
Fieldwork end
31.07.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.794444, -66.9525

Fieldwork start
14.08.2014
Fieldwork end
14.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.62, -67.6

Fieldwork start
28.07.2014
Fieldwork end
02.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 69.2166667, -51.1

Fieldwork start
20.08.2014
Fieldwork end
26.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
19.08.2014
Fieldwork end
27.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.755833, -67.315278

Fieldwork start
05.06.2014
Fieldwork end
10.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.591667, -67.063333

Fieldwork start
02.08.2014
Fieldwork end
07.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.821667, -67.075278

Fieldwork start
12.08.2014
Fieldwork end
18.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.9, -67.7

Fieldwork start
24.05.2014
Fieldwork end
01.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.87, -67

Fieldwork start
09.08.2014
Fieldwork end
09.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.53199768066, -68.70300292969

Fieldwork start
24.07.2014
Fieldwork end
29.08.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 76.853056, -66.964444

Fieldwork start
07.08.2014
Fieldwork end
12.08.2014

SAR information

Project details

14.12.2018
Science / project plan

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Science / project summary
The aim of this collaborative project between investigators at three universities is to develop and synthesize records of past climate change and glacier extent in northwest (NW) Greenland in order to evaluate the response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to past warm periods such as the Holocene Climatic Optimum (approximately 5 to 9 thousand years ago). Recent studies suggest that rapid ice loss is expanding northwards into NW Greenland, as demonstrated by the dramatic August, 2010, calving event from Petermann Glacier. The proposed research will integrate new paleoclimate and ice extent proxy records from the Thule region and glaciological modeling experiments with the following research objectives: 1) Reconstruct Holocene climate in NW Greenland via inferences from reconstructed local ice cap extents (North Ice Cap, Tuto Ice Cap), ice core stable isotope and precipitation records, and proxy records from nearby lake sediments. 2) Examine the sensitivity of the NW Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) to Holocene climate changes by developing the history of the areal extent of the GIS and synthesizing proxy data with glaciological modeling experiments to examine past GIS changes and predict future GIS retreat. Results from the research will enable a more accurate prediction of the NW Greenland cryospheric response to a future warmer world and provide information directly relevant to predictions of future sea-level rise. The investigators will enhance public outreach and K-12 science education through development of educational modules using simplified, web-based, climate and glaciological models. They would involve graduate and undergraduate students in field and laboratory research, participate in the Dartmouth Women in Science Project, and partner with the Dartmouth polar IGERT program.
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