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GEUS: Head of communication Henrik Højmark Thomsen,  hht@geus.dk, + 45 38 14 21 02
DMI: Communications officer Lærke Ina Krogaard, kommunikation@dmi.dk,  +45 40 19 96 39
DTU Space: Section manager René Forsberg, rf@space.dtu.dk,  +45 45 25 97 19

While the weather in Denmark has been unusually warm, dry and sunny since the start of May, things have been very different in Greenland where the same period can mostly be described as cold and in many place quite wet.

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The most important results for the Greenland inland ice and the Arctic sea ice are now summed up in the seasonal report from the Danish Polar Portal

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As the surface mass budget (SMB) year ends, it’s time for our now traditional look-back at the season since the 1st September 2016.

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An interruption in normal Polar Portal service this week has brought unexpected benefits for DMI’s daily surface mass balance data from Greenland… upgrading to the cutting edge HARMONIE-AROME modelling system.

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This summer’s ablation season began on June 11 – the first of three days in a row with more than one gigatonne mass loss across Greenland. This date places this year on a shared 12th place over the 1981-2017 period, just one day from June 12, which...

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