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).


Exkursion der Gesellschaft für Schnee, Eis und Permafrost (18.08.2018):
Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher

"Die Alpenreise", SRF Schweiz aktuell (26.07.2018):
Sendung zum Unteren Grindelwaldgletscher

NSL Kolloquium Schmelzende Landschaften, ETH Zürich (16.05.2018):
Künstlerische und wissenschaftliche Positionen zu alpinen Gletschern

How Can Art and Glaciology Become Intertwined? Kopelman's Project "On Glaciers and Avalanches" (15.05.2018):
Public discussion at the Graphische Sammlung, ETH Zürich

Article in Journal B (15.01.2018):
"Die wissenschaftliche Dimension der Kunst"

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

Geography, University of Zurich | Geosciences, University of Fribourg | © Samuel Nussbaumer, 2018