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Zenodo data repository

Many scientific journals now ask for data used and processing computer code or software developed  in the study to be openly shared – which is as it should be. Most university research is publicly funded and therefore should be publicly … Continue reading

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How do penitentes change over a summer?

I just noticed that in our paper in which we presented measurements of the changing surface morphology of penitentes on a glacier in Chile, the main figure which was supposed to use transparencies does not in the final production version. … Continue reading

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Magazin Interview St Anton Filmfestival (Deutsch)

Es ist immer interessant und lohnend, über meine Forschung interviewt zu werden, aber es ist schwierig,  die richtige Balance zu finden, wenn man die Wissenschaft kommuniziert, damit jeder die Hauptbotschaft, aber auch die wichtigen Nuancen unseres gegenwärtigen Verständnisses versteht. Ich … Continue reading

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Magazine interview St Anton Film Festival (English)

Its always interesting and rewarding to be interviewed about my research, but its difficult to get the balance right in terms of getting the science across so that everyone will understand the main message as well as the important nuances … Continue reading

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Measure solar radiation with your iphone

Hukseflux are a company that make a range of environmental sensors for laboratories and for outside. For a while now they have made a cool little thing that means you can use the camera of your iphone, with their app … Continue reading

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Guilt Trip movie at St Anton Film festival

The 23rd St Anton Film Festival celebrates mountains, people, and adventures between the two. This year kicks off by featuring the activities of some pretty hardcore female adventurers, which is of course of special interest to our own all-female crew … Continue reading

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Surging and supraglacial debris

Model studies suggest that sudden formation of supraglacial debris cover might cause glaciers to advance, by inhibiting ice melt in the lower reaches and altering the driving stresses if the debris deposit is massive enough (basically the weight of the … Continue reading

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Studies on Hochjochferner – glaciological mass balance

In our, now completed, hiSNOW project the aim of the research was to compare methods of determining glacier and catchment scale runoff at a range of scales. While scientists and students in the Hydro_Climatology group of the Geography department have worked … Continue reading

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Glacier fieldwork guidelines

Summer time is time for glaciologists to get busy on glaciers … in my case its fixing weather stations,  drilling ablation stakes, trying my first dye tracing experiments to see how long it takes meltwater to pass through the glacier … Continue reading

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The extent of Suldenferner glacier

The Bottom Temperature of Snow cover (BTS) is defined as the temperature measured at the snow/ground interface (Haeberli 1973). This is different to Ground Surface Temperature (GST), which is measured in the ground (soil or rock) slightly below the surface. … Continue reading

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