A PDF of our poster from the Greenland Ice Sheet Stability: Lessons from the Past workshop.
Summary: Here we introduce a new 3.5 year project that combines observations and numerical modelling to study Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) dynamics. In a 50-day research cruise on the UK’s new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough (SDA) we will acquire oceanographic, biogeochemical and geological observations in Kangerlussuaq fjord and shelf, SE Greenland. These new datasets will underpin numerical modelling to determine the rates and magnitude of ice-sheet change during past warm periods (e.g. Holocene Thermal Maximum; 8-5 ka) as an analogue for future GrIS change.