Welcome – Samuel Nussbaumer's Website

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

My research focuses on global climate change, particularly on historical (Holocene) glacier variations in Europe (Alps, Scandinavia) and southern South America and their connection to climate. Further I am interested in glacier monitoring and sustainable mountain development and global change.

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).


World Glacier Monitoring Service (19.01.2017):
Film on Achievements and Future Challenges / GlacierHub story on the Glacier App

Die Grindelwaldgletscher – Kunst und Wissenschaft (25.10.2016):
New book on the Grindelwald glaciers published!
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Interview in Deutsche Welle (16.09.2016):
"Riesen-Gletscherabbruch in Tibet"
"Huge ice avalanche in Tibet"

Filmvorführung Zwischen Himmel und Eis (05.09.2016):
Kantonsschule Musegg, Luzern
Startveranstaltung Vollenweider Lectures 2016/17 / Broschüre

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

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