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Studying Sea-level Change in Greenland

Greenland Bound

When days lengthen and ice begins to melt, Professor David Holland and his team of researchers head for an unlikely summer destination — Greenland.

Responding Locally to Global Problems

Responding Locally to Global Problems

An increase of even a few degrees in the Earth’s climate will have tremendous consequences for billions of people. Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi are trying to determine how climate change will affect humanity's collective future and how to better understand changes that are taking place.

Studying Sea-level Change in Greenland

Projecting Global Sea Level Change

An increase of even a few degrees in the Earth’s climate will have tremendous consequences for billions of people. Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi are trying to determine how climate change will affect humanity's collective future and how to better understand changes that are taking place.

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What it's like at the groudn zero of climate change
It’s not easy to photograph climate change, a slow, subtle process that develops over time. But when a glacier breaks up, the images can be breathtaking — and a sobering reminder of the trouble we are in. Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson managed to document one of these moments when he was in Greenland with scientists earlier this year.
CNN | September, 2018

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact- Video
Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence.
Reuters | September 20, 2018

Harsh Climate: The Struggle to track global sea leavel rise
A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. He scrambled outside into the sunlit night at about 11 p.m.
Reuters | September 20, 2018

Dramatic Video Captures Moment Towering Iceberg Splits from Greenland Glacier
Scientists in eastern Greenland captured an incredible scene on video: the moment an iceberg measuring 4 miles (6 kilometers) long, separated from the Helheim Glacier and drifted away.
Live Science | July 10, 2018

A Time-Lapsed Glacier Collapse Is the Saddest Science Lesson
"There's no real way to determine its size just by looking at it," says New York University oceanographer David Holland, whose research team has spent a decade observing glacier behavior in Greenland.
Wired | July 9, 2018

Watch 10 billion tons of ice fall into the ocean
An enormous, four-mile-long iceberg break, or “calving” event, swept across Greenland’s massive Helheim Glacier last month, a new video has revealed.
The Washington Post | July 9, 2018

The moment a FOUR MILE long iceberg breaks off a Greenland glacier
The calving event, captured in stunning footage by a team of researchers on site, spurred several other tall icebergs to separate as well, with some even flipping over entirely.
Daily Mail | July 9, 2018

Will rising waters leave Abu Dhabi under water? Scientists seek answers
Without models predicting how ice sheets interact with the ocean, one of the biggest questions on climate change remains unanswered.
The National | May 9, 2018

How Abu Dhabi will help save the world from disaster
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year grant to experts in the UAE and US to research rising sea levels.
Abu Dhabi World | May 03, 2018

Unprecedented U.S.-British project launches to study the world’s most dangerous glacier
This research will help determine the melt rate beneath Thwaites glacier and the ocean dynamics that are driving that.
The Washington Post | April 30, 2018

NYUAD to research sea level rise in Antarctica thanks to $2.1 million science grant from UK
The research will investigate possible global disruptions due to climate change.
The National | April 30, 2018

Abu Dhabi scientists' study of shrinking glaciers is subject of new film
The two-hour documentary visits scientists around the world to understand how the climate system works and how man-made carbon emissions are already affecting our planet.
The National | April 15, 2018