Leo Sold

 



Personal Info

Academic Qualification

  • Since 2011:      PhD student at the Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
  • 2011:               Diploma (Staatsexamen) in Geography and Mathematics, University of Tübingen
  • 2008 & 2011:   Study at the The University Centre in Svalbard
  • 2008:              Study at the University of Oslo
  • 2005-2011:      Geography and Mathematics at the University of Tübingen
  • 1995-2004:      Gymnasium (Abitur), Heidelberg, Germany

Teaching

  • GG.0161 Quantitative Analysemethoden I (Übung)
  • GG.0261 Quantitative Analysemethoden II (Übung)
  • GG.0315 Introduction to Geophysics (Exercises)
  • GG.0409 Models, modelling and representations

Research

  • Ground penetrating radar (GPR) applications in Glaciology
  • Spatial and temporal variability of snow accumulation
  • Analysis of glacier time-lapse photography
  • Main study area: Findelengletscher, Switzerland
See also ResearchGate.

Publications

Publications in international journals, proceedings and books with peer review process

Sold, L., Huss, M., Machguth, H., Joerg, P. C., Leysinger Vieli, G., Linsbauer, A., Salzmann, N., Zemp, M., & Hoelzle, M. (2016). Mass balance re-analysis of Findelengletscher, Switzerland; benefits of extensive snow accumulation measurements. Frontiers in Earth Science, 4(18). doi:10.3389/feart.2016.00018.

Baradun, M., Huss, M., Sold, L., Farinotti, D., Azisov, E., Salzmann, N., Usubaliev, R., Merkushkin, A., & Hoelzle, M. (2015). Re-analysis of seasonal mass balance of Abramov Glacier 1968-2014. Journal of Glaciology, 61(230), 1103–1117, doi:10.3189/2015JoG14J239.

Sold, L., Huss, M., Eichler, A., Schwikowski, M., & Hoelzle, M. (2015). Unlocking annual firn layer water equivalents from GPR data on an alpine glacier. The Cryosphere, 9, 1075–1087, doi:10.5194/tc-9-1075-2015. (Corresponding discussion paper: The Cryosphere Discussions, 8(4), 4431–4462. doi:10.5194/tcd-8-4431-2014)

Sold, L., Huss, M., Hoelzle, M., Andereggen, H., Joerg, P. C., & Zemp, M. (2013). Methodological approaches to infer end-of-winter snow distribution on alpine glaciers. Journal of Glaciology, 59(218), 1047–1059, doi:10.3189/2013JoG13J015

Huss, M., Sold, L., Hoelzle, M., Stokvis, M., Salzmann, N., Farinotti, D., & Zemp, M. (2013). Towards remote monitoring of sub-seasonal glacier mass balance. Annals of Glaciology, 54(63), 85-93, doi:10.3189/2013AoG63A427.


Talks and selected conferences

Sold, L., Huss, M., Salzmann, N., Machguth, H., Linsbauer, A., Joerg, P.C., Leysinger Vieli, G., Zemp, M. and Hoelzle, M. Adequate representation of snow accumulation distribution in a mass balance series re-analysis. 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Prague 2015, Talk.

Sold, L., Huss, M. and Hoelzle, M. Towards a better representation of snow accumulation distribution in glacier mass balance models. 12th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Fribourg 2014. Session 11: Cryospheric sciences. Awarded the SEP-NGP-Prize for Young Researchers for the first best communication in the Symposia Session Cryospheric Sciences.

Sold, L., Huss, M., Eichler, A., Schwikowski, M. and Hoelzle, M. Recent accumulation rates of an Alpine glacier derived from repeated airborne GPR and firn cores. EGU General Assembly, Vienna 2014. Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, Talk EGU2014-14210-1.

Sold, L., Hoelzle, M., Huss, M., Eichler, A. and Schwikowski, M. Reconstruction of past accumulation rates on Findelengletscher from airborne GPR and firn cores. Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13, Davos 2013. Talk 1088, Session A5.5b: Open alpine cryosphere session.

Sold, L., Hoelzle, M., Huss, M. Automatic snowline detection from repeated standard digital camera images. 17th Alpine Glaciology Meeting, Grenoble 2013.

Sold, L., Huss, M., Hoelzle, M., Joerg, P.C. and Zemp, M. Measuring and understanding winter mass balance and snow depth distribution on alpine glaciers from LiDAR DEM differentiation, GPR and snow soundings. 10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2012. Talk, Session 11: Cryospheric Sciences.

Huss, M., Zemp, M., Joerg, P., Sold, L., and Salzmann, N. High uncertainty in 21st century runoff projections from glacierized catchments. EGU General Assembly, Vienna 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 14, EGU2012-5219.

Sold, L., Huss, M., Hoelzle, M., Joerg, P.C. and Zemp, M. Methodological approaches to inferring end-of-winter snow distribution on alpine glaciers. EGU General Assembly, Vienna 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 14, EGU2012-12256.

  

Theses & other publications

Sold, L., Eichler, A., Hoelzle, M., Huss, M., & Schwikowski, M. (2013). Recent accumulation rates on Findelengletscher derived from airborne GPR and firn cores. In A. Türler, M. Schwikowski, & A. Blattmann (Eds.), Paul Scherrer Institute, Laboratory of Radiochemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Annual Report 2013 (p. 37). Villigen.

Eichler, A., Eikenberg, J., Rüthi, M., Sold, L., Hoelzle, M., & Schwikowski, M. (2013). Tritium fallout from Fukushima accident in Switzland? In A. Türler, M. Schwikowski, & A. Blattmann (Eds.), Paul Scherrer Institute, Laboratory of Radiochemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Annual Report 2013 (p. 38). Villigen. 

Sold, L., 2010. Monitoring snowmelt at high temporal and spatial resolution: a method using standard digital camera images. University of Tübingen, Department of Geosciences. PDF, library link

 

Links

Imaggeo on Mondays: High altitude glacier monitoring


 

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