Professor Thomas Vikhamar Schuler
Affiliation: Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
- Mass balance of glaciers
- Meltwater runoff from snow and glaciers
- Glacier dynamics and instabilities
- Subglacial processes and basal sliding
- Modeling cryosphere: snow, glaciers and permafrost
I am investigating the complex role of the cryosphere in the Earth system, in terms of glacier mass balance as well as glacier dynamics and interactions between them.
This research is directed towards quantifying the effects of climate changes on the cryosphere and hence on freshwater resources and sea-level contribution. In doing so, I follow a double-tracked approach of combining field work and modeling thereby exploiting their considerable synergy potentials.
In my research, I am combining fieldwork, data analysis and numerical modeling of various processes related to glaciers and snow cover. Initially trained as a hydrologist, I study cryospheric processes involving liquid water and their role for the mass balance and dynamics of glaciers.
I collaborate with a wide international network and has organized several expeditions to collect field data from the Arctic, Alps and the Andes, which provide inspiration and performance control for developing novel process models.
Supervisor for the following CompSci project
- Incorporating real-time datastreams in modelling the state of the Arctic cryosphere (available in call 1)