Prof. Dr. Olaf Eisen

Professor for Glaciology

Olaf Eisen
Division Geosciences | Glaciology
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Email Olaf Eisen
Phone +49(471)4831-1969
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Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Am Alten Hafen 26
27568 Bremerhaven
( Room D-3330)
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Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
Data: PANGAEA repository
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I take care of field glaciology and geophysical methods for glaciologic applications, teaching glaciology at the University of Bremen including a yearly excursion to the Vernagtferner in Austria to give students hands-on experience with ice.

Other responsibilities:

Spokesperson for the scientific user community of AWI's polar airplanes
| President: EGU Division of Cryospheric Sciences
| Co-editor in chief: The Cryosphere

Research interests

Physical properties of glaciers and ice sheets; Mass balance of ice masses;
Liquid water retention in firn and snow;
Relation of ice dynamics to climate change;
Paleo-climate reconstruction from ice-core records;
Technology transfer, especially for natural hazard early warning.