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From phase transition of precipitation to changing local livelihoods, emotions and affects in East Greenland

Until now the understanding of changes of snow cover and the precipitation shift from snow to rain, is insufficient for Greenland, though it is key for the lives of local people. Snow2Rain is an interdisciplinary research project that focuses on increasing our knowledge on this topic by integrating local knowledge with a detailed analysis of observational snow data and a modelling approach. Snow plays a central role in the culture of the Ammassalik region, where indigenous people are very much connected with traditional means of life.

PhD students from the University of Vienna and the University of Graz will work interlinked with the local population and local institutions of Tasiilaq to increase knowledge om impacts and perceptions of changing snow conditions. Snow2Rain is financed by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Secretary of the Institute
Heinrichstraße 36 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5137


Office Hours:
Monday til Friday 10-12 am

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