The glaciers group at the Geophysical Institute has strongly grown during the last few years and currently consists of 8 faculty, 3 professors emeritus, more than 10 postdoctoral or research scientists/staff and approximately a dozen graduate students.
Our research consists of a wide range of topics, including glacier mass-balance and volume change studies using e.g. repeat-profile airborne laser altimetry, the dynamics of lake and tidewater calving glaciers, ice sheet modeling, and glacier seismicity. Methods encompass modeling, remote sensing and field observations. Current field sites include Greenland, Antarctica and various sites in Alaska.