In 2007, Denmark launched the Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE) to assess changes in the mass balance of the ice sheet. The two major contributors to the ice sheet mass loss are surface melt and a larger production of icebergs through faster ice flow. PROMICE is focused on both processes. Ice movement and discharge is tracked by satellites and GPSs. The surface mass balance is monitored by a network of weather stations in the melt zone of the ice sheet, providing ground truth data to calibrate mass budget models.

The Greenland Climate Network (GC-Net) was established in 1995 by Prof. Konrad Steffen at CIRES, to obtain knowledge of the mass gain and climatology of the ice sheet. The programme was funded by the USA until 2020, at which point Denmark assumed responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the weather station network. The snowfall and climatology are monitored by a network of weather stations in the accumulation zone of the ice sheet, supplemented by satellite-derived data products.

Together, the two monitoring programmes deliver data about the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet in near real-time. Explore our project dataverses and datasets below.
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Nov 30, 2023
Mankoff, Ken; Fettweis, Xavier; Solgaard, Anne; Langen, Peter; Stendel, Martin; Noël, Brice; van den Broeke, Michiel R.; Karlsson, Nanna; Box, Jason E.; Kjeldsen, Kristian, 2021, "Greenland ice sheet mass balance from 1840 through next week",, GEUS Dataverse, V732
Mass balance (and components) for Greenland. Paper: Code: Issues:
Nov 20, 2023 - Ice velocity
Solgaard, Anne Munck; Kusk, Anders, 2022, "Greenland Ice Velocity from Sentinel-1 Edition 3",, GEUS Dataverse, V33
Greenland Ice Velocity from Sentinel-1 The PROMICE Ice Velocity product is a timeseries of Greenland Ice Sheet velocity mosaics based on ESA Sentinel-1 SAR offset tracking. The product spans the period January 2016 to present. Spatial resolution: 500 m Temporal resolution: A new...
Nov 19, 2023
Vandecrux, B.; Box, J.E.; Ahlstrøm, A.P.; Fausto, R.S.; Karlsson, N.B.; Rutishauser, A.; Citterio, M.; Larsen, S.H.; Heuer, J.; Solgaard, A.M.; How, P.; Colgan, W.T., 2023, "GEUS snow and firn data in Greenland",, GEUS Dataverse, V2
This is a compilation of snow pit and firn core observations collected or digitized by the Department of Glaciology and Climate at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). They are provided in two harmonized formats: Excel spreadsheets inspired from NASA SnowEx. Fil...
Nov 10, 2023 - Ice Discharge
Mankoff, Ken; Solgaard, Anne; Larsen, Signe, 2020, "Greenland Ice Sheet solid ice discharge from 1986 through last month: Discharge",, GEUS Dataverse, V91
Greenland Ice Sheet solid ice discharge from 1986 through last month Before using the data you should check for any open/active issue tagged WARNING
Nov 10, 2023 - Automatic weather stations
How, Penelope; Lund, Mads Christian; Nielsen, Rasmus Bahbah; Ahlstrøm, Andreas P.; Fausto, Robert S.; Larsen, Signe Hillerup; Mankoff, Kenneth D.; Vandecrux, Baptiste; Wright, Patrick J., 2023, "pypromice v1.3.2",, GEUS Dataverse, V8
The pypromice toolbox is for retrieving, processing and handling PROMICE (Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet) and GC-Net (Greenland Climate Network) automated weather station (AWS) data. The content here reflects pypromice releases for processing and handling the...
Nov 6, 2023 - Automatic weather stations
How, P.; Abermann, J.; Ahlstrøm, A.P.; Andersen, S.B.; Box, J. E.; Citterio, M.; Colgan, W.T.; Fausto. R.S.; Karlsson, N.B.; Jakobsen, J.; Langley, K.; Larsen, S.H.; Mankoff, K.D.; Pedersen, A.Ø.; Rutishauser, A.; Shield, C.L.; Solgaard, A.M.; van As, D.; Vandecrux, B.; Wright, P.J., 2022, "PROMICE and GC-Net automated weather station data in Greenland",, GEUS Dataverse, V11
PROMICE and GC-Net automated weather station (AWS) data from Greenland. Please read AWS_data_readme.pdf. This data also includes AWS from Glaciobasis and other programs. The data is available either as csv or netcdf files. Station locations, installation (if necessary, decommissi...
Oct 28, 2023
Khan, Shfaqat Abbas, 2023, "Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Elevation Change",, GEUS Dataverse, V2
Description Annual (April to April) elevation change rates of the Greenland Ice Sheet from April 2011 to April 2020 from CryoSat-2, ICESat-2 and NASA’s ATM flights on a 1x1 km grid. Methods We have used radar altimetry data from ESA’s Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 mission (Wingham et...
Oct 26, 2023 - Student reports
Larsen, E.; Storm, D., 2023, "Modelling Snow Water Equivalent, A Research Project with GEUS on Greenland Ice Sheet Data",, GEUS Dataverse, V1
Abstract: Measuring snow water equivalent (SWE) is time-consuming, costly, and at times even simply impossible in remote locations such as on the Greenland ice sheet. This motivates the modelling of SWE from more easily accessible input variables such as snow depth. This study ap...
Oct 25, 2023 - Automatic weather stations
Larsen, Signe Hillerup; Michele Citterio, 2023, "GlacioBasis Zackenberg - Level 1 data 2008 - 2022",, GEUS Dataverse, V1
The GlacioBasis Zackenberg glaciological monitoring programme, is a subprogram of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM, at Zackenberg Research station, NE Greenland. The data presented here is from a transect of three Automatic Ablation and Weather Stations (AAWSs) l...
Sep 1, 2023 - Automatic weather stations
Steffen, K.; Vandecrux, B.; Houtz, D.; Abdalati, W.; Bayou, N.; Box, J.E.; Colgan, W.T.; Espona Pernas, L.; Griessinger, N.; Haas-Artho, D.; Heilig, A.; Hubert, A.; Iosifescu Enescu, I.; Johnson-Amin, N.; Karlsson, N.B.; Kurup Buchholz, R.; McGrath, D.; Cullen, N.J.; Naderpour, R.; Molotch, N.P.; Pedersen, A.Ø.; Perren, B.; Philipps, T.; Plattner, G.-K.; Proksch, M.; Revheim, M.K.; Særrelse, M.; Schneebli, M.; Sampson, K.; Starkweather, S.; Steffen, S.; Stroeve, J.; Watler, B.; Winton, Ø.A.; Zwally, J.; Ahlstrøm, A., 2022, "GC-Net Level 1 historical automated weather station data",, GEUS Dataverse, V5
GC-Net Level 1 automated weather station data In Memory of Dr. Konrad (Koni) Steffen Author: B. Vandecrux Contact: Last update: 2023-09-01 Citation Steffen, K.; Vandecrux, B.; Houtz, D.; Abdalati, W.; Bayou, N.; Box, J.; Colgan, L.; Espona Pernas, L.; Griessinger, N.;...
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