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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.

Greta Thunberg

The most straightforward needed words on climate change are coming from Greta Thunberg. Here are some parts from her speeches at COP24 in 2018 and The World Economic Forum in 2019: You only speak of green eternal economic growth because … Continue reading

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MSc literature seminar

This semester for the MSc level literature seminar in climate and cryosphere we chose to discuss papers under the broad umbrella of “Applications and implications of climatically forced cryospheric change”. We are almost at the end of the course and … Continue reading

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January 2019 snowfalls on the north side of the Alps

Well, I’m very fond of snow and getting into the backcountry in a winter wonderland, so I thought I’d share some information on the heavy snowfalls that occurred along the north side of the Alps at the start of January, … Continue reading

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Continental geodetic glacier mass balances with the NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline

Within her PhD, Fanny Brun applied the freely available NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline (ASP) tool to ASTER imagery to produce repeat digital elevation models (DEM) of the glacier surfaces across High Mountain Asia (HMA), from which, by subtracting one DEM … Continue reading

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Kreutzspitz Ötztal glacier comparison

The Ötztal is a key location for Austrian and German glacier research programs. My colleague Jakob Abermann – now working at the University of Graz once made this great comparison from the summit of Kreuzspitz, and I’m just sharing it … Continue reading

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Peoples voices at UN Climate Change Conference

Its almost time for COP24. Whats that you say? COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which this year will  take place from 2-14 December 2018, … Continue reading

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PhD and Post Doc glaciology jobs at Innsbruck

Come and work with us! The Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences in Innsbruck (ACINN) invites applications for the following academic positions, starting February 1, 2019, for the duration of three years: Postdoctoral Researcher (full time position) Doctoral Researcher (75% … Continue reading

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Snowline tells a story on Suldenferner?

This is less of a blog post and more of a “look at this photo” post. I’m finally sorting through the ton of data collected from Suldenferner this summer and I thought its worth showing this photo taken from the … Continue reading

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HEFEX/HINTERACT summer of fieldwork

Whatever we call the field campaign we carried out at Hintereisferner this summer it was a cracker! We pulled together a team of specialists to combine: large scale terrestrial laser scans of Hintereisferner surface to see how the glacier is surface … Continue reading

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IPCC SR1.5

The first product of the 6th (AR6) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  cycle, the Special Report on 1.5°C (SR1.5) above pre-industrial levels, has been approved by the Governments last week and was published on Monday morning. Yes, that means however … Continue reading

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