Current research projects at PICE
The diverse research in the section Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth is funded by the Niels Bohr Institute and a number of grants from both public and private foundations in Denmark and abroad.
Chasing a Moving Target: Early Warning of Tipping Points in a Climate out of Equilibrium
This project aims at developing a robust general theory of Tipping Points and Early Warning Signs for non-equilibrium systems, so that more accurate assessments of risks of severe climate change are included in climate policy decisions.<
Constraining rates in Earth’s sedimentary archives from their genetic history
We use geological XRF core scanning data and advanced inverse methods to significantly refine the geological timescale by tuning high-resolution cyclic signals in the sedimentary record to astronomically driven Milankovitch insolation cycles.
Greenland Rover Project
Exploration rovers for investigation of ice sheet changes in Greenland. Our vision is to develop an array of autonomous rovers to explore the interior of the Greenland ice sheet continuously, even through winter seasons where satellite observa-tions are limited due to the polar night.
Green2Ice - When was Greenland ‘green’? – Perspectives from basal ice and sediments from ice cores
Green2Ice will investigate the deepest and oldest ice and basal sediments drilled from the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS). Ice cores have been drilled the last 55 years, but the deepest ice containing basal materials has been preserved until now, and still holds undeciphered paleoclimatic messages. The breakthrough of Green2Ice is to develop and apply cutting edge dating methods on this unique sample collection and hence to reconstruct the age and the stability of the GrIS
Mapping of Greenland Surface Temperature
The aim of the project is to design, develop, build and run a sustainable Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning system to create a consistent near surface air temperature data set with verified uncertainty information covering all of Greenland from 1873 to present.
Methods for climate adaptation of the build environment
This project explores how wind potentially will change in regards to climate change. This can have severe consequences for constructions and the build environment. The project combines knowledge from climatology, engineering and urban planning.
Prediction of atmospheric dispersion on all scales for emergency preparedness
The project, which is funded by the Danish Meteorological Institute and the Innovation Fund Denmark, aims at developing robust and computationally efficient methods for solving a variety of problems within the field of atmospheric dispersion modelling.