About Jason Box


Jason E. Box, Professor
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
mobile: +45 60 12 41 57
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  • Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) with over 70 journal articles at GEUS since 2013
  • Greenland ice climatologist with more than 20 lead and more than 110 co-authored journal articles
  • 30 expeditions to Greenland since 1994, more than 1 year camping on ice
  • installed and maintained a network of more than 20 automatic weather stations on Greenland’s inland ice in expeditions spanning 1994-present.
  • Ohio State University teaching 2003-2010 with emphasis on atmosphere-surface interactions, physical climatology at local to global scales, and environmental problems.
  • Byrd Polar Research Center Fellow and Researcher, 2002-2012

State of the Climate

  • lead author on Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) report chapters in 2017 and 2018
  • contributor to the Danish Polar Portal web site providing near-realtime climate and Greenland ice sheet mass balance monitoring and end of melt season reports since 2013 at, see
  • lead author on Greenland entry for The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society’s annual State of the Climate reports 2003-2012.
  • 2004-2012 led composition of the Greenland entry to NOAA’s Arctic Report Card, published since 2006 by The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [1].
  • contributing author to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fourth and fifth assessment reports.

Popular Writing

Extreme Ice Survey

Awarded a NASA grant to support the installation and maintenance of Greenland time lapse cameras. Jason is active in Greenland field work for the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) and is using EIS photos from Greenland to measure glacier speed changes, putting precise numbers on glacier flow and studying glacier flow sensitivity to climate.

Adventure Science

  • 2017 and 2018 ski-based Greenland ice sheet snow surveys
  • Expeditions involved traversing 1000s of km by snow mobile, as in the 720 km Arctic Circle Traverse April-May 2010.
  • Most of the inland ice camps are accessed by helicopter and ski-equipped airplane.
  • Instrumenting glaciers flowing out from the inland ice sheet has involved using ships and sail boating.
  • Organizing Greenland inland ice expeditions in 2013 and 2014 part of the Dark Snow project.