Feb
18
Mon
2019
PhD defense- Martin Olesen
Feb 18 @ 09:15 – 13:00

Martin Olesen will be having his PhD defense on Monday 18 February at 9:15, in room 008, Tagensvej 16.

Martin´s PhD thesis is titled: High resolution climate simulation. Methods for improving and customising climate information with focus on outreach and uncertainty assessment.

Abstract: Application of a single high resolution regional climate model (RCM) simulation for Greenland implies detailed information on the model performance compared to in situ observations and other RCMs. Projections of future climate change based on an ensemble of climate models are more robust than estimates based on a single model. In this thesis a statistical method to better frame results based on the RCM HIRHAM5 is utilized to assess uncertainties of projected climate change results. Expected future climate changes and associated uncertainties in Greenland are estimated for the periods 2031-2050 and 2081-2100. This analysis is based on HIRHAM5 at a horizontal resolution of approximately 5.5 km, emission scenarios used by IPCC and on European regional climate studies (EURO-CORDEX). Using HIRHAM5 simulations over Greenland in combination with an ensemble of coarser RCM simulations from a different geographical setting; EURO-CORDEX, we investigate to what extent the uncertainty of projected high-resolution climate change can be evaluated from corresponding temperature spread in a wider set of global climate models (GCMs), CMIP5. Furthermore, HIRHAM5 is compared with in situ observation records through spatially linked correlated patterns for temperature and precipitation. Improved climate information is achieved by combining long weather records from the Greenlandic coastal stations and proxy measurements of temperature and solid accumulation from deep ice cores and HIRHAM5 simulations. HIRHAM5 provides physically consistent information of temperature, precipitation, snow fall, melt, evaporation and surface mass balance (SMB) for the period 1980-2014. Our proposed uncertainty assessment method establishes a foundation on which high-resolution and relative costly regional climate projections in general can be assessed. Also when using only a single RCM without the presence of analogous downscaling experiments with other RCMs and GCMs, the uncertainty assessment is relying on already existing information from CMIP5. Thus, the uncertainty of a wide range of climate indices that scale with temperature can be evaluated and quantified through the inter-model temperature spread within CMIP5. Changes in growing season, number of frost days and consecutive dry days are presented as index examples. This investigation shows with high confidence that HIRHAM5 is representative of the ensemble of RCMs within EURO-CORDEX. By relating large scale correlations of various climate variables deduced from HIRHAM5, observed temperature and precipitation in situ records are prolonged 500 years back in time based on proxy data from deep ice cores. SMB for selected drainage basins on the Greenland ice sheet and for the Renland ice cap are reconstructed and show decreasing trend lines towards present. The SMB for the drainage basin nearest Tasiilaq, decreases from + 0.5 mm weq/yr for 1898-2014 to -5.4 mm weq/yr in 1980-2014. Correspondingly, the SMB for the drainage basin nearest Danmarkshavn decreases from -0.3 mm weq/yr for 1950-2014 to -1.1 mm weq/yr in 1980-2014, and the SMB of the Renland ice cap decreases from +2.4 mm weq/yr for 1950-2007 to -4.7 mm weq/yr in 1980-2007. Finally, the correlation patterns of temperature and precipitation illustrate the coverage of correlated weather stations and ice core drill site locations across Greenland. In situ observation records reflect with high confidence the spatial correlation patterns calculated from HIRHAM5 for both temperature and precipitation.

Supervisor
Prof. Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Prof. Eigil Kaas, Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Peter Lang Langen, Research and Development, Danish Meteorological Institute

Assessment Committee
Aslak Grinsted, Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth, Niels Bohr Institute
Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob, GERICS, Institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Research Prof. Tim Carter, Finnish Environment Institute

 

Feb
21
Thu
2019
PI meeting @CPH-DMI
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Feb
22
Fri
2019
DO workshop @CPH
Feb 22 @ 09:00 – 12:00

A small workshop with the aim to synthesize marine and ice core data using the new MIS 3 tephra synchronisation points and discuss possible timings, a sort of follow up on the DO meeting we had in 2016.

Mar
4
Mon
2019
54 months economy draft reporting to Hege
Mar 4 all-day

Draft/preliminary template/report

Draft ERC Budget tables

Draft Form C completed in the portal if possible

Work force table (final)

Mar
5
Tue
2019
PhD defense – Andreas @ Aud. 5 Realfagbygget.
Mar 5 @ 10:15 – 13:00

Here is the press release from the thesis.

https://www.uib.no/nye-doktorgrader/125003/gr%C3%B8nnlandsisen-i-et-varmere-klima

 

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Ice2ice Team Jansen meeting @ U1 Big meeting room
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 11:00

Lisa and Sunniva will present new data.

Ice2ice Bergen group meeting
Mar 8 @ 11:00 – 12:00

We will have a short Ice2ice Bergen meeting before lunch this Friday presenting the format of the final all-staff meeting in May.

Sandwiches will be served after the meeting.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
PI bootcamp @Hol
Mar 9 – Mar 12 all-day
Mar
12
Tue
2019
Ice2ice EGU party
Mar 12 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Mar
31
Sun
2019
54 month ice2ice – Financial reporting to ERC
Mar 31 all-day
Apr
8
Mon
2019
EGU 2019
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day

https://www.egu2019.eu/

 

ice2ice led sessions:

Session CL1.11/CR5.6

The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences (StatICS) (co-organized) 

Convener: Paul Vallelonga  Co-conveners: Thomas Blunier , Anja Eichler , Vasileios Gkinis , Rachael Rhodes

Session CL1.15/CR1.9/OS1.25

On the dynamics of Dansgaard-Oeschger events; perspectives from paleoclimate data and modeling (co-organized) 

Convener: Kerim Nisancioglu  Co-conveners: Jonathan Rheinlænder , Margit Simon , Emlilie Capron , Camille Li
PI meeting @EGU
Apr 8 @ 18:00 – 22:00
May
6
Mon
2019
Final ice2ice all staff
May 6 – May 10 all-day

More info will follow

Jun
11
Tue
2019
PI meeting @CPH
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day