Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth

The section for the Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute studies the elements of the Earth and climate system – the atmosphere, oceans, ice sheets and glaciers, sea ice, and the solid Earth itself – and the interactions between them.
Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute. Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute. Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute. Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute. Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute. Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute. Forskning i Is, Klima og Geofysik på Niels Bohr Instutet. Research in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute.

























































































































































Visit us

Visit us
High school classes and other groups can request a visit at the section. The most common topic is climate change with focus on ice-core science, but other topics are possible.

Please fill in the form in Danish or write an e-mail to the section secretary at

Web pages, movies, popular science papers about our research

Under Research you will find A lot of the section’s ice-core-based climate research described for non-specialists. You can also find information about our available high-school projects “studieretningsprojekter”. Finally, we provide a list of popular science texts in Danish.

Frozen Annals

Willi Dansgaard founded the world’s first research group focused on climate research based on ice-core analysis (read a short version of the background story here).

After his retirement in 1992, Willi Dansgaard wrote an autobiograhic book in Danish, Grønland i Istid og Nutid (Rhodos, 2000, ISBN 8772457996). Later, he compiled an English version, Frozen Annals, which focuses more on the scientific part of the story. The book can be downloaded here as a pdf file.
































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Aksel Walløe Hansen Associate Professor Emeritus Billede af Aksel Walløe Hansen
Anders Svensson Associate Professor Billede af Anders Svensson
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Bo Møllesøe Vinther Associate Professor Billede af Bo Møllesøe Vinther
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Tamara Annina Gerber PhD Fellow Billede af Tamara Annina Gerber
Thomas Blunier Professor Billede af Thomas Blunier
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Trevor James Popp Research Technician. Billede af Trevor James Popp
Vasileios Gkinis Assistant Professor Billede af Vasileios Gkinis
Xaver Lange Postdoc Billede af Xaver Lange
Óli D. Jóhannsson PhD Student Billede af Óli D. Jóhannsson


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Alexander Erik Friisnæs MSc. student
Carina Theresa Heller Bunde BSc. student
Dina Rapp MSc. student
Klaus Ortving Lindholmer MSc. student
Laurent Lindpointer MSc. student  
Maliha Khan MSc. student 
Marta Agnieszka Mrozowska MSc. student
Maureen Eyers Bøge Jørgensen MSc. student 
Nanna Nielsen BSc. student  
Niels Fabrin Nymand MSc. student
Peter Bagnegaard MSc. student

Thea Quistgaard MSc. student
Yifan Liu MSc. student
Yulii Bardenshtein BSc. student

External staff

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Alexander Baklanov Adjoint professor  
Peter Lang Langen Affiliated Associate Professor
Trine Dahl-Jensen Adjungeret lector

Read about the current ice core drilling project in Greenland.

Field diaries, bloggs etc.

Link to field diaries, bloggs etc. from the camp life

CIC ice flow group

The ice flow modelling group at Centre for Ice and Climate studies ice sheets and glaciers in the climate system. Our research interests cover glaciological themes related to ice flow modelling and observations, surface mass balance and evolution of ice sheets. 

Weekly group meetings.

Virtual meetings every Thursdays at 9.00-10 ...

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Travel directions to the section of Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth and useful information related to your visit to Copenhagen