Investigation of Calving Processes

A violent calving event at Eqip Sermia in Summer 2014 causing a Tsunami with a 55 m high wave. The Einsiedeln Abbey is shown for size comparison (towers are 65 m high).


  • Currently we investigate Eqip Sermia in West Greenland with some high tech methods.
  • Based on modeling studies, we derived a novel calving relation
  • PhD Rémy Mercenier developed a transient glacier model to investigate calving glacier dynamics
  • PhD Christoph Rohner investigates ice dynamics of calving glaciers with remote sensing
  • PhD Andrea Walter analyzes short-term calving dynamics with terrestrial radar interferometer, drones and tide gauges
  • We investigated calving and dynamics of Jakobshavn Isbræ in several international projects