Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE)

Updated 2017-05-09

The main objective is to quantify the annual mass loss of the Greenland ice sheet, track changes in the extent of local glaciers and ice caps, and track changes in the position of the ice-sheet margin. Network type: - Observing and modelling the ice-sheet surface-mass balance - Quantifying the mass loss caused by iceberg calving - Monitoring the change of glaciers and ice caps in Greenland - Outlook

Time frame

Project time span
2007 -
Data collection
2007 -
Data processing
2007 -
Data reporting
2007 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Andreas P. Ahlstrøhm


Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

ice ablation, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, incoming shortwave radiation, reflected shortwave radiation, incoming longwave radiation, emitted longwave radiation, snow depth, ice temperature profile, GPS position.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building (Kemin), Geolocial Survey of Denmark (GEUS), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Asiaq - Greenland Survey (Asiaq)

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