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 focuses 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. Furthermore, 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).


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):
Schweiz: Auf den Spuren des verschwundenen Gletschers / Suisse: sur les traces du glacier disparu
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

Impacto del cambio climático en la geocriósfera en los Andes centrales (05.11.2019):
Workshop Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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

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