Prof. Dr. Olaf Eisen

Professor for Glaciology

Olaf Eisen
Division Geosciences | Glaciology
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Phone +49(471)4831-1969 1969
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Address Alfred Wegener Institute

( Room D-3330)
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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:
Scientific Chair of AWI’s Antarctic research infrastructure
Co-Chair Subtopic 2.3 of POF IV
Editor: 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.