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Jason Box boating a Greenland ice sheet melt lake


Dr. Jason E. Box

  • visiting scholar at Byrd Polar Research Center and Professor at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).
  • Greenland ice climatologist; list of publications, many publications are downloadable.
  • 19 expeditions to Greenland since 1994, more than 1 year camping on the inland ice.
  • installed and maintained a network of more than 20 automatic weather stations on Greenland's inland ice in expeditions spanning 1994-2008.
  • university teaching 2003-2010 with emphasis on atmosphere-surface interactions, physical climatology at local to global scales, and environmental problems.

State of the Climate

  • since 2003, Jason has led the Greenland entry for The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society's annual State of the Climate reports.
  • since 2007, Jason has led composition of the Arctic Report Card, published annually since 2006 by The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [1].
  • Jason was a contributing author to "Climate Change 2007", the definitive report on the science of climate change by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was co-awarded the 2007 the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Extreme Ice Survey

Dr. Box was awarded a NASA grant to support the installation and maintenance of Greenland time lapse cameras. Jason is active in Greenland field work for the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) and is using EIS photos from Greenland to measure glacier speed changes, putting precise numbers on glacier flow and studying glacier flow sensitivity to climate.

Adventure Science

Jason Box ice coring with Greenpeace in southeast Greenland at a location where a weather model predicts peak snowfall for the ice sheet.

While working on the inland ice sheet, Jason has camped for a time totaling more than 1 year.

Expeditions have involved traversing 100s of km by snow mobile, as in the Arctic Circle Traverse April-May 2010.

Most of the inland ice camps are accessed by helicopter and ski-equipped airplane.

Instrumenting glaciers flowing out from the inland ice sheet has involved using ships and sail boating.


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