Current Postion

Research Scientist, Team Hydrolical forecasts, WSL Birmensdorf

previously Team Snow Hydrology, SLF Davos, Switzerland


Postdoc at the University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Coldwater Lab, Canmore, Canada.

Postdoc at the University of Calgary, Canada, Department of Civil Engineering, Team Applied Snow and Avalanche Research.<br/>

PhD Geography, Team Snow and Micrometeorology, SLF Davos, Switzerland/RWTH Aachen, Germany

Academic studies in Mathematics and Geography at the Phillips-University Marburg and Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

Additional projects

Development of a hydrological multi-model, application for monthly drought forecasts on

ETH joint initiative project Speed2zero ("Sustainable paths towards net zero Switzerland") - Modeling at the interface between climate-water-energy-biodiversity

MACH-Flow - development of data-driven models for runoff estimates in Switzerland

Additional publications

Horton, S., Schirmer, M., Jamieson, B., 2015. Meteorological, elevation, and slope effects on surface hoar formation. The Cryosphere, 9, 1523-1533, 2015.

Schirmer, M., Jamieson, B., 2015. Verification of forecasted and analysed winter precipitation in complex terrain. The Cryosphere, 9, 587-601.

Schirmer, M., Jamieson, B., 2014. Limitations of using a thermal imager for snow pit temperatures. The Cryosphere, 8, 387-394.