The Camp Century Climate Monitoring Programme
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In the summer of 2017 the programme was kickstarted with fieldwork at Camp Century. Three automated instruments were deployed, 175 m of ice core was drilled, and nearly 100 km of ice-penetrating radar imagery was collected on the expedition. This video describes the expedition.

Camp Century was a military base constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1959 in the near-surface layers of the Greenland ice sheet. It was abandoned in 1967 under the assumption that perpetually accumulating snowfall would preserve the base for eternity. This assumption, however, is no longer valid under the IPCC climate scenarios.

In 2017 the Government of Denmark in agreement with the Government of Greenland decided to establish the Camp Century Climate Monitoring Programme. This programme, which is led by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), includes installing automated climate sensors at the site, collecting ice-penetrating radar observations, and performing computer projections.

This web portal primarily serves to disseminate near-real-time climate measurements from Camp Century, as well as highlight formal programme publications.


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