DEGREE Project

Russell Glacier, near Kangerlussuaq, west-central Greenland

The DEGREE Project:  DEglaciated GREEnland

The response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to global warming represents one of the greatest uncertainties in predicting future sea-level rise. Observations extend back only decades and terrestrial geologic records rarely exist beyond the last deglaciation. Therefore, a marine-based paleo perspective is required to elucidate the response of this ice sheet to climate change.

Based on the emphasis put forward in the IODP Science Plan, a workshop was convened 7-9 November at Oregon State University, to discuss the utility and application of ocean drilling in reconstructing the paleo-history of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Workshop participants articulated a number of recommendations, strategies, and drilling targets.

The DEGREE Discussion Wiki can be reached here: DEGREE Wiki

The workshop was generously sponsored by: