Research Group Schöner

Research Topic

Climate and Glaciers

Research Interest

The reaction of polar ice masses to climate change and their contribution to sea-level is a major concern in climate research. Beside the ice sheet of Greenland a large number of glaciers and ice caps close to the cost of Greenland are clearly relevant. We are studying the reaction of these glaciers and ice-caps in NE-Greenland through both comprehensive measurements and modelling attempts of the surface energy- and mass balance. Another topic of our research is to improve the understanding of the mechanism relevant for the catastrophic outburst floods of ice dammed lakes in NE-Greenland.

Team

  • Bernhard Hynek (Mag), PhD student (ZAMG)
    Mass- and energy balance of Freyaglacier (INTERACT, BMWF, ÖAW)
  • Daniel Binder (MSc), PhD student (ZAMG)
    Glaciohydrological Characteristics of the Outburst Floods of Ice-Dammed Lake A.P. Olsen
    (NE-Greenland) (INTERACT, applied for FWF-DACH)
  • Gernot Weyss (DI), PhD student (ZAMG)
    Glaciohydrological Characteristics of the Outburst Floods of Ice-Dammed Lake A.P. Olsen
    (NE-Greenland) (INTERACT, applied for FWF-DACH)

Selected Publications

  • Schöner M. and W. Schöner (1995): Determination of Changes in Volume of Gåsbreen using Different Geodetic Methods. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, Bd. 31, 85-91.
  • Schöner W. and M. Schöner (1997): Effects of Glacier Retreat on the Outbursts of Goesvatnet, SW-Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Journal of Glaciology Vol. 44, No. 144, 276 – 282.
  • Schöner W., Hynek B., Sharov A.(2011): Glacier mass balance estimates. In: Sharov A. (Ed.) Satellite Monitoring and Regional Analysis of Glacier Dynamics. Graz, ISBN 978-3-200-0168-7, 59-73

Projects

  • Glaciohydrological Characteristics of the Outburst Floods of Ice-Dammed Lake A.P. Olsen (NE-Greenland) (INTERACT, applied for FWF-DACH)
  • Mass- and energy balance of Freyaglacier (INTERACT, BMWF, ÖAW)

Pictures

Glacier lake outburst at AP-Olsen Ice Cap (NE-Greenland)

Glacier lake outburst at AP-Olsen Ice Cap (NE-Greenland)

Mestersvig Airport (Greenland)

Mestersvig Airport (Greenland)

Seismic/GPS Monitoring Station at AP-Olsen Ice Cap (NE-Greenland)

Seismic/GPS Monitoring Station at AP-Olsen Ice Cap (NE-Greenland)