Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

ACDC 2014: Dynamics of the Greenland Ice sheet

Arctic Station, Disko Island, Greenland

Kjeld Akaaraq Emil Mølgaard

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The summer school took place 16.-31. of August, 2014. The venue was the Arctic Research Station in the town of Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island, Western Greenland, and the topic was "the Dynamics of the Greenland Ice sheet".

Target: Advanced PhD candidates and early career scientists.

Goal: To mix students and lecturers with empirical/proxy and dynamical training within climate science and focus on understanding the basic principles and dynamics behind changes to the Greenland ice sheet in the past, present and future. 


Camilla Snowman Andresen, The National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark

David Battisti, University of Washington and University of Bergen, USA/Norway

Tore Furevik, Unversity of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway

Jake Gebbie, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

Patrick Heimbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Richard Hindmarsh, British Antarctic Survey, UK

Kerim H. Nisancioglu, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway

Øyvind Paasche, University of Bergen and Bergen Marine Research Cluster, Norway

Gerard Roe, University of Washington, USA

Helene Seroussi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Fiamma Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

Andreas Vieli, University of Zurich, Switzerland 


Practical information:

This years summer school will be more physically demanding than pervious years. Included in the summer school is a 2 day trek carrying equipment in rough and challenging terrain, changing weather, camping, and 2 days on a research vessel.

All of the local expenses will be covered by the summer school, but the participants are expected to pay their own ticket to and from Ilulissat, Greenland. 

There will an opportunity to apply for a limit number of travel grants which will cover part of the costs to get to Greenland.

Application process:

By the deadline we received 75 applications.