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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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IACS working group on debris covered glaciers

A couple of years ago I spoke with Dr Joe Shea about the possibility and timeliness of setting up a collaborative working group of researchers working on debris covered glaciers, under the auspices of the IACS. A proposal was duly … Continue reading

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Old photos of Tirolean glaciers

Recently on a scorching summer day I retreated into the cool and dark of the Austrian Alpenverein (ÖAV) photo archive, with my colleagues Dr Christoph Klug and Dr Jordan Mertes looking for old photos of glaciers for a repeat photo project. … Continue reading

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