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.
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.