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PD Dr. Michael Zemp

WGMS Director and Senior researcher

World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)

Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics Group
Department of Geography
University of Zurich - Irchel
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland


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+41-44-635 51 39


+41-44-635 68 41

Research interests

My main research interests are in earth observation technologies and geoinformatics and their application to the investigation of glacier climate interactions. I'm the director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service and involved as private reader and senior researcher with various scientific projects of the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich.