Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen
Institute of Geography

University of Copenhagen

Øster Voldgade 10,

DK-1350 Copenhagen K.


Tlf. 35322517
[email protected]

I currently work as assistant professor at the Institute of
Geography, University of Copenhagen. Previously, I have been
employed by the Danish Science Research Council for 2 years
in 1997 and 1998 as a post.doc. working in Scotland at the
University of St. Andrews and at the Faroe Islands at the
Natural History Museum in Thorshavn. Ph.D. dissertation in
Periglacial Geomorphology, 1995, at the Institute of
Geography, University of Copenhagen. M.Sc. dissertation in
Physical Geography, 1991, also at the Institute of Geography,
University of Copenhagen.

Research Interests:

I have worked with periglacial geomorphology in both recent
and former cold-climate areas of the North Atlantic since
1990. My main research topic is the geomorphological effect
of snow - nivation, studying both modern snow - active layer - 
permafrost - meteorological relationships and former nival
sediment archives for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction,
both in relation to climate change. I also participate in ice
sheet reconstruction studies, and interdisciplinary Holocene
environmental reconstruction. Geographically, my main
working areas are in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Denmark
and Scotland.

5 most recent Global Change relevant publicatios:

Christiansen, H.H. 1998. Periglacial sediments in an Eemian  
Weichselian succession at Emmerlev Klev, southwestern
Jutland, Denmark. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,
Palaeoecology, 138, 245-258.

Christiansen, H.H. 1998. Nivation forms and processes in
unconsolidated sediments, NE Greenland. Earth Surface
Processes and Landforms, 23, 751-760.

Christiansen, H.H. 1998. 'Little Ice Age' nivation activity in
northeast Greenland, The Holocene, 8, 6, 719-728.

Christiansen, H.H. and Svensson, H. 1998. Windpolished
boulders as indicators of a Late Weichselian Wind Regime in
Denmark in relation to neighboring areas. Permafrost and
Periglacial Processes, 9, 1-21.

Christiansen, H.H. (1999) Active layer monitoring in two
Greenlandic permafrost areas: Zackenberg and Disko Island.
Danish Journal of Geography, 99, 117-121.