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Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

21st – 22nd February, 2018,
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen is a world-leading expert in past climate research and Head of the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, within the University of Copenhagen.

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen


Greenland ice cores tell tales on past sea level changes
Distinguished International Visiting Fellow Lecture

5pm, Wednesday 21st February 2018
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

All the deep ice cores drilled to the base of the Greenland ice sheet contain ice from the previous warm climate period, 130-115 thousand years before present, demonstrating the resilience of the Greenland ice sheet to a warming of 5°C. Material from the base of the ice cores reveals the presence of boreal forests before the ice covered Greenland, implying that temperatures at that time had been more than 10°C warmer than the present. To compare the paleo-behaviour of the Greenland ice sheet to the present, in relation to sea level rise, the international EGRIP-project is drilling an ice core in the centre of the active North East Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). At this lecture, the first results will be presented.

Lecture – poster

Please note that the Departmental Seminar that Professor Dahl-Jensen was going to give on Thursday 22nd February has been cancelled.