Ice and Climate

At IMAU, we have a large and vibrant group of researchers studying glaciers and ice sheets. Our aim is to better understand how changes in the atmosphere have an impact on ice and snow surfaces, and on glacier ice flow. In the past, ice sheets expanded and collapsed due to climate change, and the ice sheets themselves influenced the climate system. Due to current global warming, ice sheets and glaciers are melting. Our research aims to find out how, where, and how fast. We specialize in in-situ observations, remote sensing, polar climate modelling, and paleo ice-sheet and sea-level research.

The polar climate modelling is part of the efforts in Earth System Modelling at IMAU where we aim to improve our understanding of the interactions between the different components of our climate.

Read more on the activities of the Ice and Climate group on the theme's Website.