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MARGINS

Greenland Margins: Glacial Ice, Ocean and Atmospheric Dynamics

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MAIN OBJECTIVES: MARGINS (Greenland Margins: Glacial Ice, Ocean and Atmospheric  Dynamics) The overarching objective of MARGINS is improved determination and understanding of changes to the glaciers and ice caps along the margins of the Greenland ice sheet and the physical links between glacial ice, ocean, and atmosphere. The cross-cutting research will investigate and identify linkages between three complementary components:

(1) Glaciers, using terrestrial field studies (physical/biological analysis of new and existing glacial lake cores), remote sensing (focused on southeast Greenland), and ice modelling (ISSM, mass balance modelling);

(2) Oceans, using satellite, instrumental, historical and new and emerging palaeo proxy data (fjord sediment cores, sclerochronology);

(3) Atmosphere, using meteorological and reanalysis datasets, global models (NorESM) and exploration of dynamical downscaling approaches that incorporate atmospheric dynamical models (WRF-Glacier), basin-scale hydrology and glacier processes.

 

FUNDING: SKD/NFR

PROJECT PERIOD: 2015-2018

PROJECT COORDINATOR: Jostein Bakke (UiB)

WEB PAGE: http://www.bjerknes.uib.no

PROJECT PARTNERS: NRSC, IMR, UNI Klima

PEOPLE INVOLVED AT UIB: Jostein Bakke, Atle Nesje, Kerim Nisancioglu, Jo Brenderyen, Anna Hughes