My Vision
Understand the drivers that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system
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Research Priorities

Physical processes governing climate and climate change

Driving forces that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system
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Boundary-layer processes in polar and high mountain regions

Heterogeneity of small-scale atmospheric processes which control the mass and energy exchange in the water cycle, material cycles, and ecosystems

Orographic mesoscale phenomena

Large-scale atmospheric processes that control the orographic mesoscale phenomena such as moisture transport, hydroclimatic response, flow blocking and mountain waves.

Challenges in climate research

Society is facing tremendous planetary challenges, with climate change and biodiversity loss posing some of the greatest risks. To understand the drivers that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system, holistic cross-scale theories and perspectives are required. Such fundamental understanding is key for developing efficient adaptation and mitigation strategies in the future. Therefore, climate research is challenged to deliver seamless concepts through interdisciplinary and integrative research designs by combining theoretical concepts, state-of-the-art modelling approaches, simplified scaling theories and in-situ observations.‚Äč

Solution strategies and experimental designs

Solving complex problems through experience

Solution strategies based on parsimonious machinge-learning algorithms and data mining approaches
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Tailored modelling environments

Answering specific research questions requires tailored numerical solution strategies that capture the fundamental drivers with the necessary resolution and with the required physical accuracy

Seamless and integrative research designs

My research delivers seamless concepts through interdisciplinary and integrative research designs by combining theoretical concepts, state-of-the-art modelling approaches, simplified scaling theories and in-situ observations.
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COSIPY - COupled Snowpack and Ice surface energy and mass balance model in PYthon

a flexible and user-friendly framework for modeling distributed snow and glacier mass changes