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Faezeh M. Nick
Faezeh Nick
Position: Postdoc, CRIOS


Cellular Phone: +45 22 95 22 91
E-mail: faezeh.nick<a>


Postdoc project: (2012-2015)

Calving Rates and Impact on Sea Level (CRIOS)


I am a Postdoc researcher at UNIS in Svalbard, but am mainly based in Copenhagen at The Centre for Ice and Climate. I work for the CRIOS project, which is funded by The ConocoPhillips Arctic Research Program.

My current research focuses on development of numerical models for calving glaciers. I will investigate how to incorporate physically-based representations of glacier hydrology, bed friction, and calving processes. I will collect data on calving glaciers in Svalbard, Tunabreen and Kronebreen.

More information about CRIOS:

  New understanding of Greenlandic glacier melt and sea-level rise           (09.05.2013)  

Million funding for UNIS projects from ConocoPhillips                                  (19.03.2012)   



2014              J. Lea, D. Mair, F.M. Nick, B. Rea, D. van As, M. Morlighem, P. W. Nienow, A. Weidick. Fluctuations of a Greenlandic tidewater glacier driven by changes in atmospheric forcing: observations and modeling of Kangiata Nunaata Sermia, 1859-present. The Cryosphere, 8, doi: 10.5194/tc-8-2031-2014.

2014              J. Lea, D. Mair, F.M. Nick, B. Rea, A. Weidick, M. Morlighem, D. van As, M. Tranter, K. H. Kjær, J. E. Schofield. Terminus driven retreat of a major SW Greenland tidewater glacier during the early nineteenth century: insights from glacier reconstructions and numerical modeling. Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 60, No. 220,2014, doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J163.

2013              Contributing Author to Chapter 13 Sea Level Change: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

2013       F.M. Nick, A. Vieli, M. Langer, I. Joughin, T. Payne, T. Edwards, F.   Patten and Roderik van der Wal. Future sea-level rise from Greenland’s major outlet glaciers in a warming climate. Nature, 497, doi:10.1038/nature12068

2013                M. Siddall, J. Bamber, S. Sparks, R. Hindmarsh, R. van de Wal, A. Carlson, R. Gladstone, A. J. Payne, A. Slangen, F. M. Nick. Sea level hazard from   increased dynamic ice loss from ice sheets. Global and Planetary Change, in press

2013              H. Goelzer, P. Huybrechts, J.J. Fürst, F.M. Nick, M.L. Andersen, T.L. Edwards, X. Fettweis, A.J. Payne and S. Shannon. Sensitivity of Greenland ice sheet projections to model formulations. Journal of Glaciology, Vol.59, No. 216, doi: 10.3189/2013JoG12J182.

2013         H. Goelzer, P. Huybrechts, J.J. Fürst, F.M. Nick, M.L. Andersen, T.L. Edwards, X. Fettweis, A.J. Payne and S. Shannon. Sensitivity of Greenland ice sheet projections to model formulations. Journal of Glaciology, in press.

2013         A. P. Ahlstrøm, S.B. Andersen, M.L. Andersen, H. Machguth, F. M. Nick, I. Joughin, C. Tijm-Reijmer, R.S.W. van de Wal, J.P. Merryman Boncori, M. Citterio, D. van As, R.S. Fausto. Seasonal velocities of eight major outlet glaciers from the Greenland ice sheet from continuous in situ GPS. Earth System Sciences Data, submitted.

2012       Pattyn, F., C. Schoof, L. Perichon, R.C.A. Hindmarsh, E. Bueler, B. de Fleurian, G. Durand, O. Gagliardini, R. Gladstone, D. Goldberg, G.H. Gudmundsson, P. Huybrechts, V. Lee, F.M. Nick, A.J. Payne, D. Pollard, O. Rybak, F. Saito, and A. Vieli. Results of the Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project, MISMIP. The Cryosphere, 6, 573-588, doi:10.5194/tc-6-573-2012. 

2012       F.M. Nick, A. Luckman, C.J. Van der Veen, A. Vieli, D. van As, A. Hubbard, R.W.S. van de Wal and F. Pattyn. Response of Petermann Glacier, Greenland, to large calving events, and its future stability in the context of atmospheric and oceanic warming. Journal of glaciology 58(208), 229-239.

2011       A. Vieli and F.M. Nick. Understanding and modelling rapid dynamic changes of tidewater glaciers: issues and implications. Surv. Geophys, doi: 10.1007/s10712-011-9132-4

2011       D. van As, R. S. Fausto, A. P. Ahlstrøm, S. B. Andersen, M. L. Andersen, M. Citterio, K. Edelvang, P. Gravesen, H. Machguth, F. M. Nick, S. Nielsen and A. Weidick. Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE): first temperature and ablation records. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin. 23, 73-76

2010       F.M. Nick, C.J. Van der Veen, A. Vieli, D. Benn. A physically based calving model applied to marine outlet glaciers and implications for the glacier dynamics. Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 56 (199), 781-794.

2009         F.M. Nick, A. Vieli, I. M. Howat, I. Joughin. Large-scale changes in Greenland outlet glacier dynamics triggered at the terminus. Nature Geoscience, 2, doi:10.1038/ngeo394

2007         F.M. Nick, C.J. Van der Veen, J. Oerlemans. Controls on advance of tidewater glaciers: Results from numerical modelling applied to Columbia Glacier. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112, doi:10.1029/2006JF000551.

2007         F.M. Nick, J. Van der Kwast, J. Oerlemans. Simulation of the Holocene evolution of Breidamerkurjo ̈okull, Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112, B01103, doi:10.1029/2006JB004358.

2006         J. Oerlemans, F.M. Nick. Modelling the advance-retreat cy- cle of a tidewater glacier with simple sediment dynamics. Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 50, doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071.

2006         F.M. Nick and J. Oerlemans. Dynamics of calving glaciers; Comparison of three models. Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 52 (177), 183-190.

2006         J. Oerlemans and F.M. Nick. A minimal model of calving glacier. Annals of Glaciology, Vol. 42 (1), 1-6.


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