Welcome – Samuel Nussbaumer's Website

I am a senior scientist 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).


keineismeehr. Die Grindelwaldgletscher – Kunst und Wissenschaft (15.06.2019):
Ausstellung im Kunsthaus Interlaken, 16. Juni – 25. August 2019
Berichte Radio SRF 2 Kultur, "Kultur kompakt" / SRF Regionaljournal / Jungfrau Zeitung

New website for Swiss glaciers online (31.01.2019):

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

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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, 2019