Land ice, climate change and sea level

Updated 2001-04-06

Land ice forms an important component of the climate system. Sea level variations are closely related to the total ice volume. Purpose of the research project is to obtain a better understanding of how glacier fluctuations and climate change are linked. This is a prerequisite to make more accurate predictions of future sea level.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1986 - 2000
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
J. Oerlemans
Vakgroep Meteorologie en Fysische Oceanografie Faculteit Natuur- en Sterrenkunde Universiteit Utrecht Postbus 80005 3508 TA Utrecht Netherlands
+31 30 2533275
+31 30 2543163
Other project contacts
R. Bintanja Dr. L.A. Conrads Dr. R.S.W. van de Wal Drs. W. Knap Dr. W. Greuell Drs. J. de Wolde Ir. N. van Lipzig Drs. M. Thomassen Drs. C. Reijmer Drs. B. Denby Visiting address: Buys Ballotlaboratorium Princetonplein 5 3584 CC Utrecht

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

glacier mass balance


Regions studied
None specified

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

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