Task 1: Modelling of targeted intervention for protecting the Jakobshavn Glacier
In the 1st stage, a community workshop is organized, where the concept and modelling of ice sheet conservation for protecting the Jakobshavn Glacier are presented and locals’ views, concerns, and questions on climate change’s impacts and ice sheet conservation are collected in focus group discussions. Additional interviews are conducted on the impacts on local and national levels, and the youth art competition is launched. Based on the community focus group discussions.
Preliminary ice/ocean modelling of impact of a sea bed anchored curtain with a top height 100 m below the surface. The ocean forcing here is idealized due to relatively lack of winter observations. We estimate that about a 45% reduction in basal melting of Jakobshavn would result.
See modelling images at the bottom of the page.
Task 1 team: John Moore, U. Lapland; Aslak Grinsted, U. Copenhagen; M. Wolovick, AWI; Liyun Zhao Beijing Normal University.