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2020
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
Antarctica mapped by satellite images. The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast new research published in Science shows. (Image: USGS, NASA, National Science Foundation, British Antarctic Survey).
21 JUN

The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast

An international study published in Science and lead by DTU Space finds that the bedrock below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising surprisingly fast which reveals an...

Climate change Polar research Earth observation
Pine Island-gletsjeren er blandt de ismasser, der bidrager til den accelererende afsmeltning af is fra det vestlige Antarktis. Billedet er fra 2017, hvor et 1-2 km langt stykke is brækkede af gletsjeren - midten af billedet. (Foto: NASA)
13 JUN

Antarctica has suffered massive loss of ice since 1992

New research show that accelerating ice loss from Antarctica have increased sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992. DTU Space has contributed to the study mapping 25 years of...

Ice research Climate change Earth observation
Illustration: NASA
18 MAY

DTU on high-precision climate mission in space

DTU is playing a major role in the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) climate mission which NASA is scheduled to send into space from California...

Climate change Earth observation Space technology and instruments
Screenshot from NASA TV
10 APR

The Dragon module carrying ASIM has arrived at the ISS

The Dragon spacecraft with the Danish ASIM project on board has reached the International Space Station. Andreas Mogensen helps guide the spacecraft from the NASA control...

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
ASIM was launched successfully by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral 2 April 2018. (Photo: NASA)
03 APR

ASIM launched successfully from Cape Canaveral

The ASIM-observatory has been launched for the International Space Station, ISS, 2 April 2018. ASIM will observe gigantic lightning and Gamma-ray flashes powered by thunderstorms...

Climate change Space research Space technology and instruments
ASIM is placed outside ISS. From that position there is a perfect view down towards the thunderstorms on the top of the clouds and up to 100 km above the Earth. (Illustration, credit: DTU Space, NASA)
27 MAR

Thunderstorms in space holds climate information

From it's position at ISS 400 km above the Earth ASIM will look into phenomena in the atmosphere powered by thunderstorms.

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
ASIM ready for launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: ESA/DTU Space/Terma.
15 JAN

DTU part of six significant space missions this year

At regular intervals in 2018, a mission to which DTU contributes will launch into space.

Space research Climate change Satelittes
2017
Rink Glacier in Greenland. Photo: NASA/OIB.
21 DEC

Unique climate mission to end as an impressive shooting star

DTU Space has made a big scientific contribution to NASA’s climate research mission GRACE, which is now ending after 15 years.

Space research Satelittes Climate change Ice research
Cosmic rays interacting with the Earth's atmosphere producing ions than can turn small aerosols into cloud condensation nuclei – seeds on which liquid water droplets form to make clouds. It is cascades of secondary particles that ionize molecules when traveling through the air. (Illustration: H. Svensmark/DTU)
20 DEC

New study connect exploding stars, clouds and Earth climate

New research from DTU Space provides better understanding of how cosmic rays can influence Earth´s cloud cover and climate.

Cosmic radiation The Solar system Climate change
2016
Zachariae Isbræ Northeast Greenland. Photo: Anders A Bjørk
21 SEP

The Greenland ice sheet has raised sea levels by over 4 metres

A new study in Science Advances has shown that the melting ice sheet is responsible for a much bigger rise in global sea levels than previously assumed.

Ice research Geology Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Earth observation
Nasa
05 JUL

The goal is a person on Mars

While space scientists all over the world are eagerly exploring the solar system, their budgets are under pressure. The solution is closer international cooperation, says...

Space research Climate change Polar research
2015
Kangiata Nunata Sermia in Southwest Greenland The image shows different lines that marks the extent of the ice at different points in  time. The upper trimline (transition) between the ligther and darker valley sides marks the extent of the glacier during the Little Ice Age, while the lower lines shows the extent at later points in time. The height of the trimline is derived from aerial imagery, and this information is used to calculate the mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the twentieth century. Credit: Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Aarhus Universitet
17 DEC

Dramatic reduction of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 20th century

For the very first time, climate researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, together with, among others, DTU Space publish in...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Satelittes Earth observation
ESA picture of the Greenland ice sheet
11 MAY

Greenland Article the most read among IOP journals

A couple of weeks after publication of his article "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: a review" DTU Space researcher Abbas Khan, and his internation colleagues, had the...

Earth observation Climate change
2014
Photo: Colourbox
17 MAR

Northernmost section of the inland ice now melting

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are now affecting even the northernmost reaches of the inland ice. This is one of the findings revealed by new measurements of the North...

Space research Polar research Climate change

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29 MAY 2020