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Due to more than average global warming in Greenland the melting of smaller so-called peripheral are increasing. (Photo: W. Colgan/GEUS)
17 JUN

Earth's northernmost glaciers are melting at record speed

The melting of Greenland's many smaller glaciers is increasing, and it now sends 15 billion tons extra of water into the sea annually, according to new research led by...

Ice research Climate change
During many years of satellite and airborne survey campaigns over Greenland and the Arctic, researchers have observed how Greenland's glaciers melt and shrink. Among them is the Zachariae Glacier. (Photo: DTU Space)
13 JUN

Reliable data paves the way for better climate models

DTU experts have carried out surveys of sea and land ice in the Arctic to test methods to improve data for UN climate models.

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change Ice research
2020
Glaciers in Eastern and western Greenland have been melting faster than previously assumed, according to a new study from DTU Space and international partners. (Credit: DTU Space)
25 NOV

Greenland outlet glaciers may be melting faster than predicted

Greenland ice mass loss can contribute to sea level rise that surpass the most extreme scenario from the UN body on climate, IPCC. According to new research headed by...

Earth observation Climate change Mapping and surveying
Tadea Veng. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
10 FEB

Global sea level rise is accelerating

Using data from European satellites, a young student at DTU Space has demonstrated that the global sea level rise has accelerated over the past four decades.  

Climate change Polar research Marine research Satelittes
2019
This satellite photo taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission 9 June 2019 shows a swirl of sea ice off the east coast of Greenland.  (Image: ESA)
16 JUL

New study underlines sea level rise in the Arctic ocean

Sea levels in the Arctic oceans have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year over the last 22 years.This is the conclusion reached by a Danish-German research team...

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change
Photo: DTU Space
21 JUN

Climate change can alter Greenland drastically

If climate change continues unabated, all the ice in Greenland may melt away in the course of just a thousand years and will lead to significant changes in the environment...

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
Michael Schultz Rasmussen takes up his position as head of the new Geo-division i August 2019, he comes from a position as manager at COWI A/S. (Photo: DTU Space/COWI)
07 JUN

DTU Space appoints head of new Geo-division

Michael Schultz Rasmussen has been appointed Head of Division for the new Space Geodesy Division at DTU Space. He comes from a position as manager at COWI A/S.

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change Mapping and surveying Earth sciences
The ice cap is monitored via satellites combined with data from 57 GPS stations measuring directly on the bedrock in Greenland how much it rises when the ice on top of it melts away. In this way, the loss of ice is calculated very precisely.  Photo: Finn Bo Madsen.
22 JAN

Greenland ice melt accelerating dramatically

New study shows that the melt process reacts surprisingly quickly to changes in the atmosphere and the waters around Greenland.

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
2018
Photo: NASA
12 DEC

Measuring the world’s forests from space

NASA has now initiated a new space mission to measure Earth’s forests and other biomass with razor-sharp precision through the help of DTU Space.

Earth observation Space technology and instruments Climate change
Illustration: NASA/Science
16 NOV

DTU contributes to mapping of unique meteorite crater in Greenland

An international team of researchers has discovered a giant meteorite crater—with a diameter of 31 km—buried deep under the inland ice in Greenland.

Geology Polar research Climate change

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