Mountain Cryosphere Research Group

A group of international experts in glaciology and remote sensing led by T. Bolch. The collaborative activities focus on the investigation of glacier dynamics and climate-glacier interactions.

Of specific interest are debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers which are strongly influenced by geomorphological processes. Another focus is the impact of glacial lakes and glacier surging on glacier mass balance.

Further research includes consequences of the cryospheric change to society such as glacial hazards and changes in runoff.