Ice sheets play a central role in the Earth's climate system. On the one hand,
important processes in the atmosphere, the oceans and the lithosphere
(by means of changes in albedo, global circulation, meltwater production, ice
On the other hand, changes in continental ice volume have a direct influence
on the world-wide level of the oceans. Additionally, the present-day ice sheets
unique archive about global changes in the past. In this respect, numerical
ice sheets and glaciers
provides a powerful tool to simulate and
predict their behaviour under different climatic conditions and to better
mechanisms and causes responsible for these changes.
The emphasis of the research is on the enhancement, refinement, and further application of large-scale three-dimensional time-dependent thermomechanical continental ice-sheet models, including ice shelves, bedrock adjustment and climatic components.
Below you will find some pictures illustrating my work.
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