Research Group Schlosser

Research Topic

Polar Meteorology / Ice Core Interpretation

Research Interest

The stable isotope ratio of polar ice is one of the crucial proxies to derive paleotemperatures. For a correct interpretation of ice core data, however, we need to fully understand the precipitation mechanisms that lead to the formation of the ice. This includes moisture sources and transport as well as meteorological conditions at the time and location of snow deposition. To investigate this we use recent stable isotope and meteorological station data combined with high-resolution atmospheric modeling. Our focus is on process studies in Antarctica.

PD Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Schlosser

FWF Fellow / Senior scientist

Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck


Selected Publications


  • 2016-2021: Atmospheric controls on stable isotopes in Antarctica (ACOSIA) ( FWF P28695)
  • 2012-2016: Precipitation mechanisms at Antarctic deep drilling sites (FWF P24223)
  • 2007-2012: Dronning Maud Land precipitation and EPICA ice core interpretation (FWF V31-N10)
  • 2002-2006: Deuterium excess of polar firn and precipitation origin (FWF P15983-N06)
  • 1999-2002: The relationship between stable isotopes in Antarctic firn and the meteorological conditions at the deposition site (FWF P13429-GEO/N06)

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