Anders Anker Bjørk

Anders Anker Bjørk

Tenure track Assistant professor

My research is focused on the changing glaciers of our planet. I study how the ice is changing when climate shifts, and how these changes are affecting our landscapes and global systems. I am very interested in expanding our knowledge on past glaciers fluctuations, and belive that getting a better handle on past dynamics will give us better predictions on future changes. 

 

My current project is HIGHSPEED and is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The project is delivering historical flow speeds of Greenland's glaciers from aerial photos and spy-satellite images.

 

 

 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Sea Surface Temperature Variability on the SE‐Greenland Shelf (1796–2013 CE) and Its Influence on Thrym Glacier in Nørre Skjoldungesund

    Wangner, D. J., Sicre, M., Kjeldsen, K., Jaeger, J. M., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Vermassen, F., Sha, L., Kjær, Kurt H., Klein, V. & Andresen, C. S., 2020, In : Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 35, 3, 16 p., e2019PA003692.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2018

    The IMBIE Team, T. I. T., 2020, In : Nature. 579, 7798, p. 233-239 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    A Major Collapse of Kangerlussuaq Glacier's Ice Tongue Between 1932 and 1933 in East Greenland

    Vermassen, F., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Sicre, M. A., Jaeger, J. M., Wangner, D. J., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Siggaard-Andersen, M. L., Klein, V., Mouginot, J., Kjær, Kurt H. & Andresen, C. S., 2020, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 4, 9 p., e2019GL085954.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Greenland ice sheet mass balance assessed by PROMICE (1995–2015)

    Colgan, W., Mankoff, K., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Bjørk, Anders Anker, Box, J., Simonsen, S. B., Sørensen, L., Khan, S. A., Solgaard, A. M., Forsberg, R., Skourup, H., Stenseng, L., Kristensen, S., Hvidegaard, S. M., Citterio, M., Karlsson, N. B., Fettweis, X., Ahlstrøm, A. P., Andersen, S., Van As, D. & Fausto, R., 2019, In : Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) Bulletin. 43, 6 p., e2019430201.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Forty-six years of Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance from 1972 to 2018

    Mouginot, J., Rignot, E., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Van Den Broeke, M., Millan, R., Morlighem, M., Noël, B., Scheuchl, B. & Wood, M., 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 19, p. 9239-9244 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Geodetic and model data reveal different spatio-temporal patterns of transient mass changes over Greenland from 2007 to 2017

    Zhang, B., Liu, L., Khan, S. A., Dam, T. V., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Peings, Y., Zhang, E., Bevis, M., Yao, Y. & Noël, B., 1 Apr 2019, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 515, p. 154-163

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Promises and perils of sand exploitation in Greenland

    Bendixen, M., Overeem, I., Rosing, Minik Thorleif, Bjørk, Anders Anker, Kjær, Kurt H., Kroon, Aart, Zeitz, G. & Iversen, Lars Lønsmann, 2019, In : Nature Sustainability. 2, p. 98-104 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Resolving seasonal ice velocity of 45 Greenlandic glaciers with very high temporal details

    Vijay, S., Khan, S. A., Kusk, A., Solgaard, A. M., Moon, T. & Bjørk, Anders Anker, 1 Feb 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 3, p. 1485-1495 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    A large impact crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland

    Kjær, Kurt H., Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Binder, T., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Eisen, O., Fahnestock, M., Funder, Svend Visby, Garde, A. A., Haack, H., Helm, V., Houmark-Nielsen, Michael, Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Khan, S., Machguth, H., McDonald, I., Morlighem, M., Mouginot, J., Paden, J. D., Waight, Tod, Weikusat, C., Willerslev, Eske & MacGregor, J., 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 11, 12 p., eaar8173.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Insights on the surge behavior of Storstrømmen and L. Bistrup Bræ, Northeast Greenland, over the last century

    Mouginot, J., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Millan, R., Scheuchl, B. & Rignot, E., 28 Oct 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 20, 9 p., 11,197-11,205.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Holocene history of the Helheim Glacier, southeast Greenland

    Bjørk, Anders Anker, Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Olsen, J., Goldsack, A. E., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Morlighem, M., Andresen, C. S., Rasmussen, P., Oxfeldt, G. & Kjær, Kurt H., 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 193, p. 145-158 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    The deglaciation of coastal areas of southeast Greenland

    Dyke, L. M., Hughes, A., Andresen, C. S., Murray, T., Hiemstra, J., Bjørk, Anders Anker & Rodés, Á., 1 Sep 2018, In : The Holocene. 28, p. 1535-1544 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Instability of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream over the last 45,000 years

    Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Levy, L. B., Carlson, A. E., Buizert, C., Olsen, J., Strunk, A., Bjørk, Anders Anker & Skov, D., 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 8 p., 1872.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Vulnerability of Southeast Greenland glaciers to warm Atlantic Water from Operation IceBridge and Ocean Melting Greenland data

    Millan, R., Rignot, E., Mouginot, J., Wood, M., Bjørk, Anders Anker & Morlighem, M., 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, p. 2688-2696 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Changes in Greenland’s peripheral glaciers linked to the North Atlantic Oscillation

    Bjørk, Anders Anker, Aagaard, S., Lütt, A., Khan, S. A., Box, J., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Korsgaard, N. J., Cappelen, J., Colgan, W., Machguth, H., Andresen, C. S., Peings, Y. & Kjær, Kurt H., 2018, In : Nature Climate Change. 8, p. 48-53 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    Delta progradation in Greenland driven by increasing glacial mass loss

    Bendixen, Mette, Iversen, Lars Lønsmann, Bjørk, Anders Anker, Elberling, Bo, Westergaard-Nielsen, Andreas, Overeem, I., Barnhart, K. R., Khan, S. A., Box, J. E., Abermann, J., Langley, K. & Kroon, Aart, 2017, In : Nature. 550, p. 101-104 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    Minimal Holocene retreat of large tidewater glaciers in Køge Bugt, southeast Greenland

    Dyke, L. M., Andresen, C. S., Seidenkrantz, M., Hughes, A. L. C., Heimstra, J. F., Murray, T., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Sutherland, D. A. & Vermassen, F., 26 Sep 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 10 p., 12330.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Three decades of volume change of a small Greenlandic glacier using ground penetrating radar, Structure from Motion, and aerial photogrammetry

    Marcer, M., Stentoft, P. A., Bjerre, E., Cimoli, E., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Stenseng, L. & Machguth, H., Aug 2017, In : Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 49, 3, p. 441-425 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  19. Published

    Multibeam bathymetry and CTD measurements in two fjord systems in southeastern Greenland

    Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Weinrebe, R. W., Bendtsen, J., Bjørk, Anders Anker & Kjær, Kurt H., 18 Aug 2017, In : Earth System Science Data. 9, p. 589-600 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. Published

    Ice-dammed lake drainage in west Greenland: drainage pattern and implications on ice flow and bedrock motion

    Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Khan, S. A., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Nielsen, K. & Mouginot, J., 28 Jul 2017, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 44, 14, p. 7320-7327 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  21. Published

    Strong altitudinal control on the response of local glaciers to Holocene climate change in southwest Greenland

    Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Strunk, A., Levy, L. B., Olsen, J., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Lauridsen, T. L., Jeppesen, E. & Davidson, T. A., 2017, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 168, p. 69-78 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  22. Published

    Temperature observations from northernmost Greenland, 2006-2010

    Schomacker, A., Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Bjørk, Anders Anker & Kjær, Kurt H., 31 Mar 2017, In : Hokkaido University. Institute of Low Temperature Science. Contributions. Series A. Physical Science. 75, p. 85-90 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  23. Published

    Geodetic measurements reveal similarities between post–Last Glacial Maximum and present-day mass loss from the Greenland ice sheet

    Khan, S. A., Sasgen, I., Bevis, M., Dam, T. V., Bamber, J. L., Wahr, J., Willis, M., Kjær, Kurt H., Wouters, B., Helm, V., Csatho, B. M., Fleming, K., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Aschwanden, A., Knudsen, P. & Munneke, P. K., 2016, In : Science Advances. 2, 9, 10 p., e1600931.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  24. Published

    Greenland surface mass-balance observations from the ice-sheet ablation area and local glaciers

    Machguth, H., Thomsen, H., Weidick, A., Ahlstrøm, A. P., Abermann, J., Andersen, M., Andersen, S., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Box, J., Braithwaite, R., Bøggild, C. E., Citterio, M., Clement, P., Colgan, W., Fausto, R., Gleie, K., Gluber, S., Hasholt, Bent, Hynek, B., Knudsen, N. T., Hillerup Larsen, S., Mernild, S., Oerlemans, J., Oerter, H., Olesen, O., Smeets, C. .. J. P. P., Steffen, K., Stober, M., Sugiyama, S., van As, D., van den Broeke, M. & van de Wal, R. S. W., 2016, In : Journal of Glaciology. 62, 235, p. 861-887 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  25. Published

    Digital elevation model and orthophotographs of Greenland based on aerial photographs from 1978–1987

    Korsgaard, N. J., Nuth, C., Khan, S. A., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Bjørk, Anders Anker, Schomacker, A. & Kjær, Kurt H., 2016, In : Scientific Data. 3, 15 p., 160032.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Holocene ice marginal fluctuations of the Qassimiut lobe in South Greenland

    Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Find, J., Kristensen, A., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Odgaard, B. V., Olsen, J. & Kjær, Kurt H., 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 11 p., 22362.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Spatial and temporal distribution of mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet since AD 1900

    Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Korsgaard, N. J., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Khan, S. A., Box, J. E., Funder, Svend Visby, Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Bamber, J. L., Colgan, W., van den Broeke, M., Siggaard-Andersen, M., Nuth, C., Schomacker, A., Andresen, C. S., Willerslev, Eske & Kjær, Kurt H., 2015, In : Nature. 528, 7582, p. 396-400 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  28. Published

    Brief communication: getting Greenland’s glaciers right – a new data set of all official Greenlandic glacier names

    Bjørk, Anders Anker, Kruse, L. M. & Michaelsen, P. B., 1 Dec 2015, In : The Cryosphere. 9, p. 2215-2218 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  29. Published

    Significant differences in late Quaternary bedrock erosion and transport: east versus West Greenland ~70°N – evidence from the mineralogy of offshore glacial marine sediments

    Andrews, J., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Eberl, D., Jennings, A. & Verplanck, E., 2015, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 30, 5, p. 452-463 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  30. Published

    Greenland ice sheet mass balance: a review

    Khan, S. A., Aschwanden, A., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Wahr, J., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup & Kjær, Kurt H., 2015, In : Reports on Progress in Physics. 78, 26 p., 046801.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. Published

    The response of the southern Greenland ice sheet to the Holocene thermal maximum

    Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Kjær, Kurt H., Lecavalier, B., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Colding, S. O., Huybrechts, P., Jakobsen, K. E., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Knudsen, K. L., Odgaard, B. V. & Olsen, J., 2015, In : Geology. 43, 4, p. 291-294 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  32. Published

    Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming

    Khan, S. A., Kjær, Kurt H., Bevis, M., Bamber, J., Wahr, J., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Bjørk, Anders Anker, Korsgaard, N. J., Stearns, L. A., van den Broeke, M. R., Liu, L., Larsen, Nicolaj Krog & Muresan, I. S., 2014, In : Nature Climate Change. 4, p. 292-299 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  33. Published

    Glacier dynamics at Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq glaciers, southeast Greenland, since the Little Ice Age

    Khan, S. A., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Kjær, Kurt H., Bevan, S., Luckman, A., Aschwanden, A., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Korsgaard, N. J., E. Box, J., van den Broeke, M., van Dam, T. & Fitzner, A., 2014, In : The Cryosphere. 8, p. 1497-1507 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  34. Published

    Improved ice loss estimate of the northwestern Greenland Ice Sheet

    Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Khan, S. A., Wahr, J., Korsgaard, N. J., Kjær, Kurt H., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Hurkmans, R., van den Broeke, M. R., Bamber, J. L. & van Angelen, J. H., 11 Feb 2013, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 118, 2, p. 698–708 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  35. Published

    Aerial photographs reveal late–20th-century dynamic ice loss in Northwestern Greenland

    Kjær, Kurt H., Khan, S. A., Korsgaard, N. J., Wahr, J., Bamber, J. L., Hurkmans, R., van den Broeke, M., Timm, L. H., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Bjørk, Anders Anker, Larsen, Nicolaj Krog, Jørgensen, L. T., Færch-Jensen, A. & Willerslev, Eske, 2012, In : Science. 337, 6094, p. 569-573 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  36. Published

    An aerial view of 80 years of climate-related glacier fluctuations in southeast Greenland

    Bjørk, Anders Anker, Kjær, Kurt H., Korsgaard, N. J., Khan, S. A., Kjeldsen, Kristian Kjellerup, Andresen, C. S., Box, J., Larsen, Nicolaj Krog & Funder, Svend Visby, 27 May 2012, In : Nature Geoscience. 5, p. 427-432 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  37. Published

    Rapid response of Helheim Glacier in Greenland to climate variability over the past century

    Andresen, C. S., Straneo, F., Ribergaard, M. H., Bjørk, Anders Anker, Andersen, Thorbjørn Joest, Kuijpers, A., Nørgaard-Pedersen, N., Kjær, Kurt H., Schjøth, F., Weckstrøm, K. & Ahlstrøm, A. P., 2012, In : Nature Geoscience. 5, p. 37-41 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  38. Published

    Possible Late Pleistocene volcanic activity on Nightingale Island, South Atlantic Ocean, based on geoelectrical resistivity measurements, sediment corings and 14C dating

    Bjørk, Anders Anker, Björck, S., Cronholm, A., Haile, James Seymour, Ljung, K. & Porter, C., 2011, In : GFF. 133, 3-4, p. 141-147 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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