This article was produced and financed by University of Bergen

Video: Understanding climate change in Greenland

During the summer of 2014 lecturers from the University of Bergen and colleagues from North America, brought a group of international PhD students to the remote town of Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland to study the dynamics of global warming at first hand.

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University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is located in Bergen, Norway. Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines. Within the faculties are included 60 different specialised departments, centres and institutes.

Greenland is one of the places on earth experiencing the largest changes in climate. Understanding the long term fate of the ice sheet is crucial as it could contribute to a global sea level rise of 7m. 

The field work and lectures highlighted the intimate link between changes in Arctic sea ice, fjord temperatures and the melting and calving of the large inland ice sheet.

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