Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Ice Freshwater Marine Coupling and Climate Change
University of Manitoba
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Dr. Dahl-Jensen’s primary research foci involve the physics of ice and how it relates to climate and earth processes. These include: the reconstruction of climate records from ice cores and borehole data; ice flow models to date ice cores; continuum mechanical properties of anisotropic ice; ice in the solar system, and; the history and evolution of the Greenland Ice Sheet.The observed changes in ice (that is, sea ice, glacial ice and permafrost) are increasing freshwater inputs into the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas. These changes are present throughout the system, affecting all levels of ecosystem services, Inuit traditional use of marine areas and global pressure to increase development in the Arctic. The University of Manitoba’s Canada Excellence Research Chair will generate transformative knowledge, allowing policy-makers, communities, industry and co-management groups to create informed sustainable development, adaptation and mitigation strategies needed to address both the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the opening of Canada’s Arctic Ocean.