Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar: Jeff Thompson

Perspective from the periphery: Linking vegetation phenology and cryospheric change in Greenland

By Dr. Jeff Thompson - NSIDC/CIRES Visiting Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder

In recent years, studies have reported increased greening across the Arctic in response to climatic warming. Greening has been linked to a shortening of the snow-covered period and reductions in sea ice. While these relationships have been observed for the broader pan-Artic region, they have not always held for Greenland. In this talk I use a fifteen-year time-series of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index obtained by MODIS to explore changes in the phenology of vegetation on Greenland's periphery and links to other cryospheric systems.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015
11:00 am to 12:00 pm




  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators


  • Seminar
  • Open to Public



RL-2 (on East Campus) room 155