Mapping historic landslides in Greenland and refining climate projections for Denmark. These are just two of the latest research activities underway at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), which are now published in our open access journal.
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin is a fully open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal, written for an international audience.
The first articles in the latest edition of the Bulletin – Review of Survey of activities 2018 – are now available online. More articles will be published each week throughout June and July.
This latest issue captures a snapshot of the wide range of research underway at GEUS, from climate change and sea-level rise, to energy resources and landscape evolution Other articles explore the changing Greenland ice sheet, remote sensing techniques in the Arctic, resource mapping and more.
One of first articles presents preliminary results from a landslide mapping project in Greenland. The project uses historical information and Greenlandic place names to identify areas that might have experienced landslide activity in the past.
Kristian Svennevig, the GEUS scientist behind the research, continues to add new landslides to the database as more information becomes available. The growing database should provide “a better understanding of where, when and why catastrophic landslides take place in Greenland,” writes Kristian Svennevig in the new study.
In another study, hydrologist, Ernesto Pasten-Zapata, and colleagues from GEUS apply a method known as ‘bias-correction’ to refine projections of temperature and rainfall in Denmark by the end of the century.
The new study presents an initial assessment of an existing method, which Ernesto Pasten-Zapata hopes will further improve projections of climate change in Denmark and help us to better understand how Denmark’s water resources might be affected by climate change in the coming decades.
Read these and all of the other articles published in this issue of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin at our homepage.