Welcome – Samuel Nussbaumer's Website

I am a senior scientist with the World Glacier Monitoring Service and the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich. I finished my PhD thesis in the Climatology and Meteorology Research Group (KLIMET) at the University of Bern in May 2010.

My research has focused on (global) climate change and its impact, particularly on historical / Holocene glacier variations in Europe (Alps, Scandinavia) and southern South America and their connection to climate. I have also been involved and I am interested in international glacier monitoring and sustainable mountain development and global change and related outreach and teaching activities.

Two Alpine glaciers with very rich historical documentation: Mer de Glace (photo H. J. Zumbühl, 1985), Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher (detail painting C. Wolf, 1774–77, photos S. Nussbaumer, 2006, E. Edwards, before 1866).


Artikel in 20 Minuten (18.01.2024):
Grönländisches Eis für Drinks?

Blogs on the Euro-Climhist collaboration (18.09.2023):
GIUZ Blog: Mit historischen Gletscherbildern frühere Gletscherstände rekonstruieren
MeteoSchweiz-Blog: Historische Gletscherbilder ermöglichen Rekonstruktion von vergangenen Gletscherständen

RAGMAC-GlaMBIE Workshop held at the University of Zurich (07.02.2023):

Beitrag im ARTE Journal Junior (29.10.2022):
"Die Schweiz setzt auf Wasserkraft"

Reports on BBC News (31.08.2022):
"Switzerland's vanishing glaciers threaten Europe's water supply"
Link to radio report

Start of new ESA project to reconcile measurements of glacier mass balance (01.06.2022):
Glacier Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise (GlaMBIE)

BBC Radio 3 report on British landscape artists in Chamonix (05.12.2021):
"In Search of the Sublime"

Podcast im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Earth Beats – Naturbild im Wandel" im Kunsthaus Zürich (09.10.2021):
Link Podcast-Episoden / Spotify

Reports on ARTE about glaciers and climate change in the European Alps (14.08.2021):
Klimawandel: Sind die Alpen-Gletscher noch zu retten? / Les glaciers alpins peuvent-ils encore être sauvés?
Portrait series: Todeskampf der Gletscher / L'agonie des glaciers

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Header: Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in mainland Europe (S. Nussbaumer, 2006).

Department of Geography | University of Zurich | © Samuel Nussbaumer, 2024