Dr. samuel Nussbaumer

 

Phone: +41 26 300 92 32 | Fax: +41 26 300 97 46

E-mail: samuel.nussbaumer(at)unifr.ch

Office: 332

Function: Senior Researcher 


Personal Info

INTERESTS

My research focus is on historical (Holocene) glacier variations in Europe (Alps, Scandinavia) and southern South America and their connection to climate. Further I am interested in glacier monitoring and sustainable mountain development and global change.

 

Academic Qualification

2010 PhD of Science in Climate Sciences (Dr. phil.-nat.), Universität Bern. Doctoral thesis: "Continental-scale glacier variations in Europe (Alps, Scandinavia) and their connection to climate over the last centuries"
2007 Degree in teaching at grammar school level, Pädagogische Hochschule Bern
2006 Diploma (Dipl. phil.-nat.) in Geography (major subject), Earth Sciences and Physics (minor subjects), University of Bern

 

Projects

Current Projects

  • Cryospheric changes in the central Andes of Chile (33° S) – an integrative remote sensing approach (Data from German Aerospace Centre DLR)
  • Promoting Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC) (Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation)
  • Glacier variations in the western and central Alps: reconstruction of the LIA-glacier history by historical documents, connection to climate variability, art and perception (Collaboration with Heinz J. Zumbühl, University of Bern)
  • World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) (University of Zurich)

 

Past Projects

  • Cryospheric variations in the central Andes: an integrative geomorphological approach (EPFL Seed Money Grant for joint research cooperation programmes)
  • Glacier variations in southern South America: extension of the historical glacier record and connection to climate variability (Fellowship for prospective researchers by the Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Continental-scale glacier variations in Europe (Alps, Scandinavia) and their connection to climate: past – present – future (PhD project, Swiss National Science Foundation)

 

Publications

  • Nussbaumer, S. U. (2017): Reconstrucción de los cambios de los glaciares mediante documentos históricos: cuando el arte y la ciencia se combinan / Reconstructing glacier changes using historical documents: combining art and science. In I. Kopelman (Ed.), On glaciers and avalanches. Notes on Representation Vol. 8. Roma Publication 297, 43–48.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., M. Hoelzle, F. Hüsler, C. Huggel, N. Salzmann, and M. Zemp (2017): Glacier monitoring and capacity building: important ingredients for sustainable mountain development. Mountain Research and Development, 37(1), 141–152.
  • Nussbaumer, S., M. Zemp, N. Mölg, J. Huber, and I. Gärtner-Roer (2017): Weltweit Gletscher per Smartphone beobachten. GeoAgenda, 2017/5, 18–21.
  • Stäubli, A., S. U. Nussbaumer, S. Allen, C. Huggel, and S. Wymann von Dach (2017): Diverse natural hazards – high human and economic losses. In S. Wymann von Dach, F. Bachmann, I. Alcántara-Ayala, S. Fuchs, M. Keiler, A. Mishra, and E. Sötz (Eds.), Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains: making the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction work for sustainable mountain development. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP), 12–17.
  • WGMS (2017): Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2 (2014–2015). M. Zemp, S. U. Nussbaumer, I. Gärtner-Roer, J. Huber, H. Machguth, F. Paul, and M. Hoelzle (Eds.), ICSU(WDS)/IUGG(IACS)/UNEP/UNESCO/WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zürich, 244 pp.
  • Zemp, M., S. U. Nussbaumer, I. Gärtner-Roer, H. Machguth, F. Paul, and M. Hoelzle (2017): Alerta mundial por el deshielo de los glaciares / Global watch on melting glaciers. In I. Kopelman (Ed.), On glaciers and avalanches. Notes on Representation Vol. 8. Roma Publication 297, 87–89.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., M. Huss, H. Machguth, and D. Steiner (2016): Gletscherentwicklung und Klimawandel. Von der Vergangenheit in die Zukunft. In H. J. Zumbühl, S. U. Nussbaumer, H. Holzhauser, and R. Wolf (Eds.), Die Grindelwaldgletscher – Kunst und Wissenschaft. Haupt, Bern, 215–234.
  • Holzhauser, H., S. U. Nussbaumer, and H. J. Zumbühl (2016): Die beiden Gletscher von Grindelwald. Eine Einführung. In H. J. Zumbühl, S. U. Nussbaumer, H. Holzhauser, and R. Wolf (Eds.), Die Grindelwaldgletscher – Kunst und Wissenschaft. Haupt, Bern, 13–44.
  • Masiokas, M. H., D. A. Christie, C. Le Quesne, P. Pitte, L. Ruiz, R. Villalba, B. H. Luckman, E. Berthier, S. U. Nussbaumer, Á. González-Reyes, J. McPhee, and G. Barcaza (2016): Reconstructing the annual mass balance of the Echaurren Norte glacier (Central Andes, 33.5° S) using local and regional hydroclimatic data. The Cryosphere, 10(2), 927–940.
  • Salzmann, N., C. Huggel, S. U. Nussbaumer, and G. Ziervogel (Eds.) (2016): Climate change adaptation strategies – an upstream-downstream perspective. Springer, Cham, 292 pp.
  • Salzmann, N., C. Huggel, S. U. Nussbaumer, and G. Ziervogel (2016): Setting the scene: adapting to climate change – a large-scale challenge with local-scale impacts. In N. Salzmann, C. Huggel, S. U. Nussbaumer, and G. Ziervogel (Eds.), Climate change adaptation strategies – an upstream-downstream perspective. Springer, Cham, 3–15.
  • Zumbühl, H. J., S. U. Nussbaumer, H. Holzhauser, and R. Wolf (Eds.) (2016): Die Grindelwaldgletscher – Kunst und Wissenschaft. Haupt, Bern, 256 pp.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U. and H. J. Zumbühl (2015): Un tableau glaciaire: la reconstruction des fluctuations des glaciers du petit âge glaciaire par les documents historiques. In A. Metzger and F. Rémy (Eds.), Neiges et glaces. Faire l'expérience du froid (XVIIe–XIXe siècles). Éditions Hermann, Paris, 159–185.
  • WGMS (2015): Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 1 (2012–2013). Zemp, M., I. Gärtner-Roer, S. U. Nussbaumer, F. Hüsler, H. Machguth, N. Mölg, F. Paul, and M. Hoelzle (Eds.), ICSU(WDS)/IUGG(IACS)/ UNEP/UNESCO/WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zürich, 230 pp.
  • Zemp, M., H. Frey, I. Gärtner-Roer, S. U. Nussbaumer, M. Hoelzle, F. Paul, W. Haeberli, F. Denzinger, A. P. Ahlstrøm, B. Anderson, S. Bajracharya, C. Baroni, L. N. Braun, B. E. Cáceres, G. Casassa, G. Cobos, L. R. Dávila, H. Delgado Granados, M. N. Demuth, L. Espizua, A. Fischer, K. Fujita, B. Gadek, A. Ghazanfar, J. O. Hagen, P. Holmlund, N. Karimi, Z. Li, M. Pelto, P. Pitte, V. V. Popovnin, C. A. Portocarrero, R. Prinz, C. V. Sangewar, I. Severskiy, O. Sigurðsson, A. Soruco, R. Usubaliev, and C. Vincent (2015): Historically unprecedented global glacier decline in the early 21st century. Journal of Glaciology, 61(228), 745–762.
  • WGMS (2013): Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin No. 12 (2010–2011). Zemp, M., S. U. Nussbaumer, K. Naegeli, I. Gärtner-Roer, F. Paul, M. Hoelzle, and W. Haeberli (Eds.), ICSU(WDS)/IUGG(IACS)/ UNEP/UNESCO/WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zürich, 106 pp.
  • Zemp, M., E. Thibert, M. Huss, D. Stumm, C. Rolstad Denby, C. Nuth, S. U. Nussbaumer, G. Moholdt, A. Mercer, C. Mayer, P. C. Joerg, P. Jansson, B. Hynek, A. Fischer, H. Escher-Vetter, H. Elvehøy, and L. M. Andreassen (2013): Reanalysing glacier mass balance measurement series. The Cryosphere, 7(4), 1227–1245.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., P. Deline, C. Vincent, and H. J. Zumbühl (Eds.) (2012): Mer de Glace – art & science. Atelier ésope, Chamonix, 192 pp.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., D. Steiner, and H. J. Zumbühl (2012): Réseau neuronal et fluctuations des glaciers dans les Alpes occidentales. In J.-F. Berger (Ed.), Des climats et des hommes. La Découverte, Paris, 391–403.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U. and H. J. Zumbühl (2012): The Little Ice Age history of the Glacier des Bossons (Mont Blanc area, France): a new high-resolution glacier length curve based on historical documents. Climatic Change, 111(2), 301–334.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U. and H. J. Zumbühl (2012): Sous l'œil des hommes. L'histoire de la Mer de Glace depuis 1570 reconstituée à l'aide de l'iconographie et des écrits historiques. In S. U. Nussbaumer, P. Deline, C. Vincent, and H. J. Zumbühl (Eds.), Mer de Glace – art & science. Atelier ésope, Chamonix, 80–159.
  • Imhof, P., A. Nesje, and S. U. Nussbaumer (2012): Climate and glacier fluctuations at Jostedalsbreen and Folgefonna, southwestern Norway and in the western Alps from the 'Little Ice Age' until the present: the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation. The Holocene, 22(2), 235–247.
  • WGMS (2012): Fluctuations of Glaciers 2005–2010, Volume X. Zemp, M., H. Frey, I. Gärtner-Roer, S. U. Nussbaumer, M. Hoelzle, F. Paul, and W. Haeberli (Eds.), ICSU(WDS)/IUGG(IACS)/UNEP/UNESCO/WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zürich, 336 pp.
  • Zumbühl, H. J. and S. U. Nussbaumer (2012): Les glaciers des Alpes centrales et occidentales dans l'iconographie ancienne. In J.-F. Berger (Ed.), Des climats et des hommes. La Découverte, Paris, 379–389.
  • Zumbühl, H. J. and S. U. Nussbaumer (2012): L'histoire des glaciers dans les Alpes et en Scandinavie vue par l'iconographie ancienne. In J. Berchtold, E. Le Roy Ladurie, J.-P. Sermain, and A. Vasak (Eds.), Canicules et froids extrêmes. L'événement climatique et ses représentations. Volume 2. Éditions Hermann, Paris, 247–267.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., A. Nesje, and H. J. Zumbühl (2011a): Historical glacier fluctuations of Jostedalsbreen and Folgefonna (southern Norway) reassessed by new pictorial and written evidence. The Holocene, 21(3), 455–471.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., F. Steinhilber, M. Trachsel, P. Breitenmoser, J. Beer, A. Blass, M. Grosjean, A. Hafner, H. Holzhauser, H. Wanner, and H. J. Zumbühl (2011b): Alpine climate during the Holocene: a comparison between records of glaciers, lake sediments and solar activity. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26(7), 703–713.
  • Stewart, M. M., M. Grosjean, F. G. Kuglitsch, S. U. Nussbaumer, and L. von Gunten (2011): Reconstructions of late Holocene paleofloods and glacier length changes in the Upper Engadine, Switzerland (ca. 1450 BC–AD 420). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 311(3–4), 215–223.
  • WGMS (2011): Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin No. 11 (2008–2009). Zemp, M., S. U. Nussbaumer, I. Gärtner-Roer, M. Hoelzle, F. Paul, and W. Haeberli (Eds.), ICSU(WDS)/IUGG(IACS)/UNEP/UNESCO/WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zürich, 102 pp.
  • Zemp, M., H. J. Zumbühl, S. U. Nussbaumer, M. H. Masiokas, L. E. Espizua, and P. Pitte (2011): Extending glacier monitoring into the Little Ice Age and beyond. PAGES News, 19(2), 67–69.
  • Fontana, F. M. A., A. P. Trishchenko, Y. Luo, K. V. Khlopenkov, S. U. Nussbaumer, and S. Wunderle (2010): Perennial snow and ice variations (2000–2008) in the Arctic circumpolar land area from satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(F4), F04020, doi:10.1029/2010JF001664.
  • Winkler, S., T. Chinn, I. Gärtner-Roer, S. U. Nussbaumer, M. Zemp, and H. J. Zumbühl (2010): An introduction to mountain glaciers as climate indicators with spatial and temporal diversity. Erdkunde, 64(2), 97–118.
  • Steiner, D., A. Pauling, S. U. Nussbaumer, A. Nesje, J. Luterbacher, H. Wanner, and H. J. Zumbühl (2008): Sensitivity of European glaciers to precipitation and temperature – two case studies. Climatic Change, 90(4), 413–441.
  • Zumbühl, H. J., D. Steiner, and S. U. Nussbaumer (2008): 19th century glacier representations and fluctuations in the central and western European Alps: an interdisciplinary approach. Global and Planetary Change, 60(1–2), 42–57.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., H. J. Zumbühl, and D. Steiner (2007a): Fluctuations of the Mer de Glace (Mont Blanc area, France) AD 1500–2050. Part I: The history of the Mer de Glace AD 1570–2003 according to pictorial and written documents. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 40(2005/2006), 5–140.
  • Nussbaumer, S. U., H. J. Zumbühl, and D. Steiner (2007b): Fluctuations of the Mer de Glace (Mont Blanc area, France) AD 1500–2050. Part II: The application of a neural network to the length record of the Mer de Glace. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 40(2005/2006), 141–175.


 

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