Greenland snow depletion
Snow cover is a key parameter in the understanding of Arctic Ecosystems, since it affects the ground thermal regime.
Even smaller variations in the snow depletion can have great consequenses for the ecosystem itself and also the societies in areas with great depence on activities which is affected by snow (hunting, winter/spring turism). In this project we investigate how the snow depletion varies interannually and geographically in Greenland and which parameters control these variations. This is done to create a better knowledge on the link between atmospheric conditions and snow melt in Greenland also in areas where we have no data snow data available. The last part of the project aims to find out what the ecosystem consequenses of the variations in snow depletion are based on the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) core sites - Zackenberg, Disko and Kobbefjord (Nuuk).
The project is based on data already available from GEM and Asiaq - Greenland Survey.
|Title||Project start||End date||Organisation||Department||Project study region|
|GeoBasis||15.05.2008||31.10.2021||University of Copenhagen||Greenland, South-West|
|GLACE - GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition||06.02.2019||05.02.2020||Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR)||Greenland Climate Research Centre||Arctic (entire region)|
|Sensor based monitoring of fauna and flora||07.08.2019||10.09.2019||Aarhus University (AU)||Arctic Research Centre (ARC)||Greenland, North-East|
|GeoBasis Disko||01.04.2019||31.03.2020||University of Copenhagen||Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management||Greenland, Mid-West|