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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. … Continue reading

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3D numerical model of englacial transport

Anna Wirbels first PhD paper is out, and downloadable from my publications page (Wirbel et al., 2018). What she has done is take an existing freely available 3D model of ice flow (icetools; Jarosch et al., 2008) that employs the … Continue reading

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Featured on the cover of Geosciences Vol 7, No. 3

Well, a nice surprise at the start of the year: Hannah Prantls paper on mapping glacier snow cover extent and snow line elevation using terrestrial laser scanner signal returns is featured on the cover of Geosciences Vol 7, No. 3. … Continue reading

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Randkluft and bergschrund

I only just found out what a randkluft gap is. For years I’ve been wrongly calling it a bergschrund. I love how these words are readily known by German-speaking mountaineers and I am so late to the game despite it … Continue reading

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Khumbu Himal drone footage

The Khumbu Himal is an impressive mountain environment – so much geomorphology and so many amazing glacier features to see! Here is a fairly recent drone footage video of the 3 passes circular hike through the upper Solu Khumbu, which … Continue reading

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Famous on Instagram

I don’t have an Instagram account, but thanks to having awesome, and talented friends, our work was featured on the National Geographic Instagram feed in October (I know – I’m slow to post this!) when photographer Robbie Shone joined us … Continue reading

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Visualizing the retreat of Hintereisferner

Hinteresiferner is the best-studied glacier in Austria with one of the longest records of glacier mass balance in the world. There are relatively abundant old maps and the oldest photographs of Hintereisferner date back to 1884, only 30 years after … Continue reading

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What can we say for sure about anthropogenic climate change?

Oh sometimes its so hard to find the right words to talk about climate science clearly. At least I struggle with this quite often, but I like the answer given by Dr Kate Marvel within this interview: Q. What can … Continue reading

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Determining supraglacial debris thickness from terrestrial photographs

Big shout out to my colleague Jordan Mertes for an excellent and fun collaboration – our new paper in Journal of Glaciology is online now. Nicholson, L. and Mertes, J. (2017) Thickness estimation of supraglacial debris above ice cliff exposures … Continue reading

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Seminar in Lausanne

Tomorrow I’m off to Lausanne to give a seminar. Quite exciting as there is a lot of research that is interesting to me going on at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics where I will be speaking.

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