This project will systematically collect the measurements of physical properties needed to constrain the a new generation of debris thickness inversion methods, enabling high-accuracy global estimates of supraglacial debris thickness and its rate of change.
PAMIR is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary scientific programme funded by the Swiss Polar Institute to understand the state, changes, and consequences of the cryosphere in the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia.
TEMPEST combines an unprecedented inventory of historic glacier meteorological datasets with dedicated measurements in the Swiss Alps to develop a new model of air temperature for mountain glaciers globally.
EMERGE will investigate the impacts of historic megadroughts on water fluxes and ecosystems in mountain regions, and use this knowledge to develop stress-test scenarios for a possible future megadrought in the Swiss Alps.
High-mountain precipitation is a key variable for simulating glacier runoff in High-Mountain Asia but is poorly known and difficult to measure directly. This project investigates the quantity, seasonality and variability of precipitation in selected catchments of High-Mountain Asia, and determines t
Peruvian glaciers are an important water resource for downstream populations and have shrunk significantly in recent decades in response to climatic change. This project investigates the impacts of ongoing and projected climatic change on glacier retreat and water resources in Peru's most glacierise
This collaboration with the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP), Delft University and Northumbria University is supported by the Royal Society (UK) and the European Space Agency (ESA). It aims to advance our understanding of the cryosphere and hydrology of high-elevation catchments on the Ti
One of the most important questions of climate change impact research today is how glaciers are responding to global warming. ERC-funded, RAVEN aims to determine the role that debris-covered glaciers play in the water cycle of High Mountain Asia and better incorporate processes unique to debris-cove
The Andean cryosphere is an important water resource for downstream populations and is in steep decline as a result of recent climatic change. This project aims to improve our understanding of the quantity and seasonality of the contributions of rock and debris-covered glaciers to the hydrological s
Supraglacial debris considerably alters the response of glaciers to changes in climate, yet debris-covered glaciers are notoriously difficult to delineate due to their fuzzy boundaries and spectral similarities to marginal moraines. Their surfaces are often characterized by supraglacial ponds and ex