Der Standard “Eis und Klima” blog

Our research group has started blogging on Der Standard, an Austrian broadsheet. The aim is to let Austrian readers know a bit more about both our research, why we do it, and what is involved in being a working scientist.

Part of the idea is to offset the (for me a bit upsetting) trend of doubting scientists and their motives for doing their work, by showing a bit of ourselves in this blogging process, while also letting people know what is being done with our portion of the Austrian research funds we are allocated.

Hopefully it will be a positive experience, and I’ll update this post with the new articles as they come out every 4-6 weeks.

1. Kristin Richter has posted on Die Vermessung des Meeresspiegels (Measuring sea level), starting with the question of how come an oceanographer studying sea level rise ends up in the Alps, and going on to explain what data on sea level rise is available for investigations.
2. Johannes Horak has posted on Die Vermessung der Gletscher (Measuring glaciers), covering a broad sweep of what glaciers are, some reasons why they matter, how they are changing and how we can measure these changes.
3. Lindsey Nicholson has posted on Wie unberührt ist Grönlands Schnee? (Are the snows of Greenland pristine or polluted?) about an expedition to Greenland to see if pesticide pollution from lower latitudes is contaminating the snow on Greenland
4. Elisabeth Schlosser has posted on Antarktis: Leben und Forschen im ewigen Eis (Antarctica: Life and Research amidst the ice), about the revisiting the Neumayer III research station for her research after overwintering in the first station almost 30 years earlier.

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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