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Department of Geography Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics

Dynamics of Glaciers and Ice Sheets


Our research topics are dynamic, thermodynamic and hydraulic processes in glaciers and ice sheets. We combine state-of-the-art field methods, numerical models, data analysis tools and theoretical reasoning to investigate topics ranging from iceberg calving on Arctic tidewater glaciers, sliding processes under the Greenland ice sheet, long-term reaction of Alpine glaciers to climate, glacier thermodynamics, and karst system hydraulics.

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Group leader

Dr. Martin Lüthi

Group members

Andrea Walter (PhD candiate)
Christoph Rohner (RSL, PhD candiate)
Sarah Morard (MSc student)
Simon Schudel (MSc student)
Michael Thalmann (MSc student)

Belongs to the organizational unit

Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics 

Weiterführende Informationen

Fishing instruments from a helicopter

Fishing instruments from a helicopter

Installing instruments on Greenlands fastest glacier is a great challenge, and recovering them after weeks or months an art. From our field work campaigns in summer 2022 we came back with tons of data – and some impressive images.

Dem unterirdischen Wasser auf der Spur

Dem unterirdischen Wasser auf der Spur

Greenland 1912 - and today!

Greenland 1912 - and today!

ice age coffee

Ice age coffee